Gap Year Volunteer and Internship Programs in Africa

Are you looking for a Gap Year project abroad which will change your life? We invite you to venture on our gap year programs hosted in our communities across Africa. You will explore the vast conservation areas of Southern and Eastern Africa as well as visit the world renowned city of Cape Town. Surf in Muizenberg and dive with great white sharks in Gansbaai. Our Gap Year programs are built for you to experience Africa like never before with curated local experiences and in-depth exploring into local cultures and their way of life. What are you waiting for, read on for more information and get in touch today! 

Highlights of our Gap Year projects in Africa:

  • Contribute to the protection of Africa’s unique and diverse conservation areas, such as anti-poaching lessons, snare sweeps, big cat monitoring and data capturing of animal movements
  • Have the unique opportunity of living in a Big 5 game reserve where everyday is a new adventure and surprises are everywhere.
  • Visit four or more of Africa’s best destinations, from the crystal waters of Zanzibar to the wild animals of Kruger National Park and onto the extravagant vibe of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Enjoy the support of our expert team throughout the trip who will ensure your safety and help you have your best year of your life.

WHY should i do a gap year in africa?

  • We have been operating in Africa for over 15 years and have our own African Impact bases in over 10 countries in Africa – all of which include fully-equipped accommodation, international and local staff on site providing 24/7 support, transportation, and cultural excursions and field trips
  • A Gap Year is not just another break from college or university, it is a year which will change your life and your perspective, you’ll meet new friends, create lasting change in our communities and ultimately grow into a wiser and more responsible human.
  • An African Impact gap year project will enable you to better understand the developing world, make an impact, and transform your perspective. You will begin to understand what it truly means to become a global citizen.

African Impact's Gap Year in Africa Programs


Into The Wild Gap Year Program in South Africa

Our Into the Wild Gap Year program in the Greater Kruger Area in Africa is an experience like no other. The Greater Kruger Area provides the perfect environment for you to explore your purpose in life whilst broadening your horizons through cultural and impactful experiences.

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

3 September 2023

Impact: Wildlife Conservation


Conservation and Community Gap Year Program

Our Conservation and Community Gap Year program in South Africa is an experience like no other. The perfect environment for you to learn new skills, go on an adventure and explore your purpose in life whilst broadening your horizons through cultural and impactful experiences.

South Africa

5 February 2023

Impact: Combination Project

Frequently asked questions about taking a Gap Year in Africa

Yes! A Gap Year is a life changing and unique experience that will build your character, resilience and ultimately set you up to take on the world of college and work.

The benefits of a Gap Year abroad are numerous for personal growth with multiple academic institutions now endorsing students to first complete a Gap Year before attending college or university.

Taking a Gap Year in Africa allows graduates to find their strengths, build their own inter-personal strengths and help with attaining the core soft skills required for their future careers.

When you begin to plan your gap year you are not alone, we have expert destination managers who have travelled the world and are on standby to help guide you every step of the way. It all starts with getting in contact with us and we will help you every step of the way.

A Gap Year around the word can cost a lot of money. However don’t fear as we have numerous ways which you can fundraise for your trip and ensure you have the best year of your life travelling abroad.

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