Take your Gap Year in Africa

See amazing animals, beautiful landscapes and meet incredible people on a Gap Year in Africa

Get a FREE safari when you join us in East Africa!

Do you dream of a Gap Year filled with…


Stand out work experience that will set you apart from the graduate crowd.

Seeing the world differently and making a difference to young lives.

Amazing adventures – Safaris, water sports, mountain climbing, paragliding and more!

An experience that will change your life forever in more ways than you can imagine.


Want to know more about a Gap Year in Africa?

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If you want to be part of a group, take a look at our departure dates here.

We offer group discounts if you travel with your friends.

At Africa & Asia Venture (AV) we believe in a different type of gap year travel.

Where there’s adventure and excitement but also where you find your second home.
Where you don’t just look at the scenery, you become part of the community.
It’s more than travel.
It’s a different way to see the world.



What can you do in Africa?


See the breathtaking landscape from a different point of view.

Quad biking on a gap year in Africa
Quad biking

Take a thrill ride across the African countryside on a quad bike.

Get out on the water on a gap year in Africa

Try your hand at sailing a traditional boat in the clear blue seas.

Kayaking on a gap year in Africa

Enjoy kayaking for a moment of calm on your Gap Year in Africa.

Gorilla trekking

Trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to find Gorillas.

Go Bungee jumping on a gap year in Africa
Bungee Jumping

Turn your world upside down on a Gap Year in Africa.

Go on safari on a gap year in Africa
Go on Safari

See nature up close on a safari adventure, you might even see the big 5!

Climbing on a gap year in Africa

Reach new heights and see amazing views in Africa.

Snorkelling on a gap year in Africa

Explore the crystal clear waters and find some underwater treasures.

Chill out on the beach on a gap year in Africa
Beach days

Africa has the most beautiful white sandy beaches to relax on.

Ride camels on a gap year in Africa
Camel riding

Take a ride on the wild side while you’re in Africa with a camel trek.

white water rafting on a gap year in Africa
White water rafting

Battle against the white water rapids with your friends.

Visit a Giraffe Sanctuary

Get up close to these amazing animals (and maybe a kiss!)

Climb kilimanjaro in Africa
Conquer Kilimanjaro

Climb to the Mount Kilimanjaro base camp on an adventure of a lifetime.

Cultural immersion in Africa
Soak up the culture

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this ancient continent.

make friends on a gap year in Africa

Volunteer to teach and build lasting friendships with the locals.


If this sounds like your idea of fun, fill in our reservation form (approx. 1 minute) and we’ll keep you updated as places fill up so you won’t miss out. Or read on to find out where you can go on a Gap Year in Africa…

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Where can you go on a Gap Year in Africa?

Gap Year in Kenya


Visit Kenya for an African adventure you will never forget!

Volunteer in a local school and teach English, Sports, Art, Drama, Music, Dance or whatever you are passionate about. Live in the local community and build lasting friendships with your fellow travellers and the people you meet there. Immerse yourself in the Kenyan way of life and learn more about yourself and the world around you.

Go on a wildlife safari, visit an elephant orphanage and a giraffe sanctuary, do watersports or relax on the beautiful white sandy beaches.


Visit Malawi and experience the warm heart of Africa. The people you meet here are amazing, the scenery is breathtaking and the opportunities for adventure are endless.

Volunteer to teach English in a small village school and fully immerse yourself in the culture of Malawi, its traditions and way of life. You will make lasting friendships and add stand out work experience to your CV or Resume.

Malawi Gap Year
Uganda Gap Year


Go white water rafting at the source of the Nile or bungee jump over it! Uganda is the land of adventure.

We run Gap Year programs that inspire, educate and challenge you to see the world differently. Volunteer and live in small rural communities in Uganda and change the prospects of the people you meet there by helping them to learn English, sports, music, drama or whatever you enjoy doing.

South Africa

Breathtaking scenery, amazing wildlife, wonderful people – there are so many reasons to visit South Africa!

You will feel instantly welcome and will build lasting friendships during your time in this beautiful country. Many of our old AV’s go back to visit the friends they made year after year. Our program allows you to experience everything that is great about South Africa whilst keeping safe with our 24/7 in-country support team. Give something back by teaching young people English, drama, sports, music, dance or whatever you love to do.

South Africa Gap Year
Tanzania Gap Year


Travel to the home of the Maasai tribe and see the world differently.

Tanzania has so much to offer that the only challenge will be fitting it all in! Go on Safari, climb Mount Kilimanjaro or travel across Africa to explore further afield. You will live in a rural village in the mountains and be fully immersed in the traditional way of life. You will have the opportunity to make lifelong friends and inspire young minds by helping the local children with their English.

Not sure where you want to go or what you want to do?

Take our Gap Year Quiz to reveal your ideal year out…

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