Africa Beckons – Gap Year Opportunities
Just the phrase ‘Gap Year’ is bursting with untold potential. The possibilities for far-
flung travel, emotional highs and great personal growth are literally endless and for
those with a genuine sense of adventure, a gap year to Africa is an opportunity not to
Imagine tasting all the wonderful essences of African life from the inside out...
Not as a tourist in an aloof, gated resort, but as a person immersed and living as part
of a spectacular community!
Imagine learning how to deal with real Africans of all kinds, from busy officials who
can greenlight your passage, to locals who simply want to get to know you better...
Seeing to the needs of travellers, carrying and loading luggage, helping to dig out
trucks stuck in the sands of the Sahara!
What would it mean to be taking on such a hands-on role in your daily experiences?
How would it help you grow as a person?
Because without a doubt, taking a working gap year will help you to;
• Learn greater independence
• Gain in confidence
• Pick up and develop a whole new range of skills and talents like speaking a
new language or cooking!
amongst many other things.
A Gap Year to Africa may even be just the first step towards your very own solo
adventure to Africa or elsewhere around the world.
Guy Lankester is the director of From here 2 Timbuktu. From Here 2 Timbuktu aims to give
you a perspective changing experience of modern, vibrant, progressing West Africa and to
ensure that your trip has a positive impact on the amazing communities visited. Find out
more about our gap year opportunities