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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 & Diving

Tanzania Marine Conservation & 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 Wildlife Conservation N.G.O. Internship

Madagascar Wildlife Conservation N.G.O. Internship

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 on a wildlife conservation internship.

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"I recently got home from spending 4 months in Madagascar carrying out the terrestrial internship..."

prices from €2095

Region: Africa

Activity: Internship

Duration: 2 Months +

Project Code: MGI

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Madagascar Divemaster Internship

Madagascar Divemaster Internship

Achieve your professional PADI diving qualification and gain work experience in marine conservation whilst diving the pristine waters of Madagascar.

prices from €4045

Region: Africa

Activity: Scuba

Duration: 12 weeks

Project Code: MDI

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Tanzania Divemaster Internship

Tanzania Divemaster Internship

Achieve your professional PADI diving qualification and gain work experience in marine conservation whilst diving the pristine waters of Mafia Island.

prices from €3795

Region: Africa

Activity: Scuba

Duration: 3 months +

Project Code: TDI

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Tanzania Teaching & Beaches

Tanzania Teaching & Beaches

Change the lives of those around you for the better and leave a legacy that will last for decades to come on Mafia Island, a true tropical paradise.

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"I have been here almost 2 weeks now and am just settling in on the island. On arrivi..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 3 weeks +

Project Code: TZT

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