African Adventures Gap Years

Travelling with African Adventures on your Gap Year

African Adventures is an award-winning social enterprise that has been delivering meaningful volunteer experiences for over 10 years. We specialise in organising volunteering trips for young people from the UK, and ensure that you can leave a lasting legacy at your host destination. Our trips are unique, exciting and meaningful, and we do all we can to ensure that you have the adventure of a lifetime. We are partnered with 25 community projects in Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar; we provide these projects with the financial and humanitarian support they need to develop. Our trips focus on improving school facilities, providing teaching support and delivering multi-sports coaching sessions. With our trips, you'll be exposed to a new culture, new challenges, and a variety of new experiences. In the process, you'll gain in confidence, improve your resilience, and develop your understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive support to all our volunteers - from the moment you book to the moment you return - and our friendly UK team will be on hand to help you prepare for your adventure.

Why are African Adventures so good to travel with?

If you're aged 16-19 and are looking to meet new people, make a real difference, and have the summer of a lifetime, then our Youth Development Programme could be just what you're looking for! When you choose to travel with us, we provide friendly and personalised support throughout your journey, helping to ensure that you get the most you can out of the experience. Our exclusive online portal - My African Adventure - contains everything you need to prepare for your adventure, and our experienced UK team will take care of all your trip organisation for you. Our responsible model of volunteering ensures that the volunteering work you do will make a meaningful difference to the children we support in Africa, whilst our trips give you the opportunity to immerse yourself into the vibrant culture of your host destination. What are you waiting for?





Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Zanzibar

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Zanzibar


Embark on a life-changing trip to Zanzibar and make a lasting difference at one of the three community schools we work with, as you explore this famous archipelago's rich African-Arabian history.
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Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Kenya

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Kenya


Embark on the trip of a lifetime and immerse yourself into the hustle and bustle of modern-day Kenya as you make a lasting difference at one of the 11 community projects we support in the heart of the Great Rift Valley.
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Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana


Discover the beautiful coastal region of Ghana, where you will be immersed in a vibrant community with a proud West African heritage. Spend time working with one of 11 community projects we support and make a real difference.
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