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Gap Year in Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest continent, after Asia. It is also the Worlds poorest continent according to the United Nations' Human Development Report in 2003. The report also stated that the poorest 25 nations in the world were all African. The real reasons for this are a matter of wide ranging debate featuring factors such as global trade, attitudes to debt, corruption and insufficient aid. Organizations such as Make Poverty History demand that more is done by Western Governments to alleviate this situation. There are many projects and programs that enable gap year takers to make a small difference in Africa, see the links below to find out more.

Yomps in South Africa


Yomps operate a range of trips and projects in South Africa.

Latest opportunities in Africa

Volunteer with Monkeys and Baboons in South Africa

As a volunteer at primate rehabilitation centre in rural Africa you will become a surrogate parent to orphaned and mistreated monkeys and baboons so prepare for lots of monkey hugs.  You will be an integral part of helping them on their journey..

Cost: From £867

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Volunteer with the Big 5 in South Africa

Experience life as an assistant game ranger on a private Big 5 reserve in South Africa.  You will work alongside some of the world’s most iconic animals – lions, zebra, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, cheetahs, monkeys and..

Cost: Prices from £709

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Sports Coaching in Ghana

You can always expect the unexpected with Ghana and the same goes for the Ghana sports project. Get involved with amazing local clubs and pass on your passion for sport.  Whether its football, rugby, cricket, basketball, netball, hockey,..

Cost: From £745

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Volunteer Sports Coaching in South Africa

Coach one of your favourite sports - football, netball, rugby, cricket, tennis, hockey, basketball or swimming in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  You will be going around schools coaching underprivileged children. Work with these children to..

Cost: From £1125

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