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gap year in africa

gap year in africa
a continent of riotous colour & cultural depth

All of our African projects are perfectly tailored to deliver your ideal gap year in Africa, and at Frontier we love to have gap year volunteers on board! Become a volunteer in Africa with Frontier and you could be protecting endangered species on a wildlife conservation project in Africa, and that would be just the beginning. How about teaching projects in Africa? Or you could even get paid work in Madagascar and Tanzania. Anything is possible in this vast and multi-layered continent, just waiting for you to explore!

Gap years and career breaks are for anyone and everyone who want to volunteering abroad and with our gap year placements in Africa, you’re spoilt for choice.

Take a look at our gap year projects and see where your trip could take you:

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Madagascar Teaching

Madagascar Teaching

Teach in a local school in one of the most extraordinary destinations on earth. Provide vital, basic skills and environmental education and get involved with a variety of activities.

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"I took part in the Frontier Madagascar Community Teaching Program for 6 weeks, and Fores..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: MGT

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Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

Crystal clear waters host a wealth of marine habitats and wildlife, making this a perfect location to learn to scuba dive and explore this pristine and magical underwater world.

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"Surveys were explained clearly to me and as many times as I needed. When we did our first survey..."

prices from €345

Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZM

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Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems and work towards a sustainable environment in Madagascar.

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"I joined the Madagascar marine project back in october 2011, I signed up for a 10week vo..."

prices from €345

Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGM

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Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

An unforgettable teaching experience, a breathtaking trek through the prolific forests teeming with flora and fauna and scuba diving in one of the best diving spots in the world!

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"I would say the best thing about working with Frontier is that they give you a push forward in li..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGA

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Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Survey and monitor threatened species in this rich mosaic of untouched habitat on Mafia Island, and educate the local communities on environmentally friendly activities.

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"Since arriving on Mafia Island in September last year, my time has gone so fast and I'm not r..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: Study

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZF

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Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Discover, monitor and assess the huge variety of Madagascar's exotic and rare species as you trek through remote regions of this hugely exciting island with Frontier-Madagascar.

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"I spent four weeks on the Frontier Madagascar Forest Program and had one of the best times of my..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGF

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Madagascar Healthcare

Madagascar Healthcare

As a Madagascar healthcare volunteer you will work to promote a positive lasting change in the health and lives of the people of Madagascar in this dazzling and compelling destination.

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"Overall, had a great time working at the special needs school. It was a great chance to help the..."

prices from €645

Region: Africa

Activity: Medical

Duration: 1 weeks +

Project Code: MGR

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Madagascar Lemur Conservation

Madagascar Lemur Conservation

Research and conserve the most endangered primates in the world. Help us to gain a better understanding of their ecology and implement practical conservation measures to conserve their habitat.

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"After a week around camp the Forest group hiked across rolling hills winding in between zebu and..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGL

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Tanzania Beach Conservation Course Credit Internship

Tanzania Beach Conservation Course Credit Internship

Embarking on an internship abroad is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable practical skills and course credit in one’s field of study while experiencing full immersion in a novel culture.

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"It's been busy on camp in Tanzania! The new research assistants arrived on Monday, the diving..."

prices from €1445

Region: Africa

Activity: Credits

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: TBCCC

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Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Assist in work contributing to the conservation of the majestic whale shark and beautiful turtle in these crystal clear waters around Mafia island.

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"First time doing marine survey down the water with a great team has taught me a lot. I enjoyed di..."

prices from €1045

Region: Africa

Activity: 1stTime

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZW

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