Multiple Locations +2
  • Kenya
    • Nairobi
  • Zimbabwe
    • Chiredzi

Program Details

Animal Viewing Safari Trekking
Fall Spring
Host Family Hostel Tent
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Our programmes exclude international flights but include all meals, accommodation, transport in country, expeditions, conservation and parks fees, and a donation to a school fund for school improvements.
Full programme details are provided upon application via our website.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Park Fees Tour Guide Transportation
What's Not Included
What's Not Included (Extra)

International flights, meals out and drinks other than water/tea/coffee

Sep 30, 2022
Feb 07, 2023
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About Program

Combining volunteering in schools with time spent on wildlife conservancies and expeditions to wilderness areas led by tourism professionals throughout, you will learn a huge amount about Africa in just 6/10 weeks.

If you are adventurous and active, want to learn about Africa within the safety of a hosted group, Simon and Annabelle Dugdale's AfricaGap is perfect for you.

Application is by zoom interview, and character references are required as part of the application.

You should be aged between 17 and 23 for our gap programmes, or 16 - 18 for our Africagap youth mini programme.

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Program Highlights

  • Spend time living on a wildlife conservancy
  • Volunteer in primary schools in Zimbabwe and Kenya
  • Visit wilderness areas on our epic expeditions which you wouldn't be able to reach on your own
  • Make lifelong friends within your Africagap group and with the people on the ground

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AfricaGap provides a unique, incredible programme. As someone who was keen to travel in Africa on my gap year, I was unsure where to go and honestly even where to start. But AfricaGap does the ‘hard stuff’ for you. Annabelle and Simon have created a programme, starting in either Zimbabwe or Kenya which allows you to see the all the best bits. Whether that is the elephants in Kenya, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the gorgeous Tanzanian coast, animal tracking, working in local schools and orphanages, climbing Mount Kenya and so much more. Words can’t really do it justice. The highlight for me was camping on the Turgwe River - chatting to my friends while the sun set, then sleeping under the stars. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

  • Unique access to some of the worlds most incredible wildlife.
  • Rewarding to help the local schools
  • Climbing Mount Kenya
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