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A Gap Year in Africa

Taking a gap year in Africa is one of the most rewarding experiences that one could ever have. The continent is filled with incredible people, amazing cultures and breathtaking scenery. While the beauty of this continent fascinates most people, it can be a scary prospect to take a gap year in Africa alone. The vastness of the continent and the unsettled areas can be dangerous for a lone traveller – luckily there are options for those looking to explore Africa in a gap year.

A Gap Year in Africa with Oasis Overland

Oasis Overland offers a variety of African overland trips and provides the ideal way to explore Africa during a gap year. The Oasis trips are flexible and offer gap year travellers the ideal mix between freedom to explore and structure with the added bonus of security and peace of mind that travelling as part of a group brings. Travelling throughout the continent on purpose built expedition trucks is not only spacious and comfortable, but also enables travellers to get to those hard to reach places that they could never get to otherwise.

Oasis Overland’s Trans Africa trip can take up to 40 weeks and is the ideal way to spend a gap year in Africa. Labelled as a true African expedition, this trip traverses deserts and rivers, cities and game parks and you will be expected to pitch in every step of the way. Travellers help with the shopping, cooking and setting up camp and get to experience Africa in a way that no one else has – from the ground up.

Prepare for Your Gap Year in Africa

A gap year in Africa can be daunting if you are not properly prepared. While the continent is brimming with beauty and hope, it is not free of problems. It is best to be prepared and responsible and not add to Africa’s problems.

  • A gap year in Africa may have you travelling through some very remote areas without proper waste disposal facilities. Try and avoid carrying any unnecessary packaging that you would need to throw away along the way.
  • The water is often not safe to drink, so bring a water bottle that you can refill with boiled water as you travel.
  • Many remote areas you will visit on your gap year in Africa will not have electricity, so try to bring items that are wind-up or solar powered.
  • If you have any space try bringing along a few books or pencils to give to the children that you meet along the way. You will be overwhelmed by their excitement and gratitude and you will continue on your trip knowing that you are giving back to a continent that gives so much to its visitors.

Book your gap year in Africa with Oasis Overland today.

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