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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 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.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: MGF

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.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$445

  • Prices: from US$445
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Marine
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: TZM

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.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$445

  • Prices: from US$445
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Marine
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: MGM

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.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 4 weeks +
  • Project code: MGT

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!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: MGA

Ghana Children, Teaching & Community Health

Make a huge impact on the local community and get involved in the vital aspects of making it stronger and better! Work with some of the friendliest people on Earth.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$795

  • Prices: from US$795
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 2 week +
  • Project code: GHO

South Africa Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Provide a helping hand on an amazing private game reserve in South Africa, tending to the Big 5 and even helping care for rare Bengal tigers!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,395

  • Prices: from US$1,395
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Project code: SWC

South Africa Wildlife Adventure

Help with essential conservation work in South Africa to preserve the “big 5” – lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino – and get involved in the running of a game reserve.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$2,545

  • Prices: from US$2,545
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 4 week +
  • Project code: SAW

Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation

Come to Namibia and work with a team at the cutting edge of their field dedicated to researching the human-wildlife conflict of the Namibian desert elephants.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,395

  • Prices: from US$1,395
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Study
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: NDE

Namibia Wildlife Conservation & Sanctuary

Deep in the Namibian bush you have the rare opportunity to work with some of Africa’s most extraordinary creatures – hand-raise baboons, care for injured animals and track and monitor big cats.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,545

  • Prices: from US$1,545
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: NCS

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