Malawi captures the heart and soul of Africa and is a fantastic gap year destination. Be seduced by the breathtaking sight of Lake Malawi as it glitters in the African sunshine; the lake offers water sports galore and diving delights in a magical underwater paradise. Get a rare glimpse of Africa's most astonishing wildlife in Malawi's game parks or set yourself a real challenge and hike to the summit of Mount Mulanje. Volunteer in Malawi and gain valuable experience teaching, coaching sports or helping out on a medical project. Malawi is Africa with a capital 'A', an authentic gap year destination off the usual tourist trail. Full of traditional culture, friendly people, stunning scenery and wonderful wildlife, Malawi makes for an exciting gap year experience and is Africa's best kept secret.Malawi Key Facts
Make a difference on a medical placement in Africa
Get some unbeatable hands on experience in beautiful Malawi! Work with rural communities and help raise awareness about health issues and provide treatment and support for local people.
An epic African adventure!
Spend 58 unforgettable days travelling through 8 African countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, and South Africa! Enjoy unforgettable game drives and see magical sights on this once in a lifetime adventure.
Become a mentor in this education project on Lake Malawi
This rewarding volunteer project will see you helping understaffed & under resourced primary schools on the edge of Lake Malawi. You’ll give kids the education they deserve and gain some valuable experience in the process!
Get sporty in Africa!
Spend sunny African afternoons coaching volleyball, football, netball and rounders teams on this life changing volunteer experience! You’ll share your sporting skills with Malawian kids, and provide crucial education in local schools.