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Our Scouts & Guides expeditions to Africa provide an eye-opening and immersive volunteering experience

With our tailor-made expeditions, your young people can make a meaningful difference at our partner schools in Ghana, Kenya or Zanzibar. At the same time, they’ll learn new skills, explore a new culture, and increase their understanding of global citizenship.

On your trip, your Scouts or Girlguides can help teach in lessons, run sports sessions, or build new facilities at our partner schools. Whatever they choose, they’ll be helping to improve the quality of education that our partner schools provide.

We make organising an expedition as simple as possible, so you can focus on making a difference.

From helping to launch your trip to your safe return home, we’ll look after you from start to finish.

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Travel Safely

We’ve organised youth expeditions to Africa over the past 14 years, and know what it takes to deliver a safe experience.

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Create Global Citizens

Your young people will be taken out of their comfort zone during their trip, returning home as more knowledgeable, understanding and mature young adults.

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Make an Impact

After safety, the most important part of your trip is the work you do at your partner school, and this is central to how we plan your trip.

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Build Long-Term Relationships

Long-term sustainable development doesn’t happen overnight. Many of our groups want to build something long-lasting, and we lay the foundations to help make this happen.

Why Scouts and Girlguides Choose Us

 

94%
said their trip exceeded their expectations
98%
gained a better understanding of the world
97%
gained the confidence to try new things

Scouts and Girlguides Trip Package

What's included?

  • Free staff place for every 10 travellers
  • Promotional support and information presentation to your target volunteers
  • Personalised Group Travel Co-ordinator to organise your trip
  • Fundraising t-shirts and access to free fundraising workshops
  • ATOL protection
  • Return flights
  • Dedicated African Adventures Trip Host
  • All in-country transport
  • Hotel/guesthouse accommodation
  • Three meals per day (except in transit)
  • Planned volunteer work
  • Cultural activities
  • 24-hour support
  • Adventure tours (if selected)

What's not included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations/medical expenses
  • DBS check (over 18s only)
  • Drinks
  • Spending money

Adventure Activities

Our Scouts and Girlguides trips proudly focus on volunteering, but you can make your trip extra special by choosing from an exciting range of extraordinary adventure activities to embark on during your downtime at the weekend.

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  • "Back in 2018 Kent Scouts were looking to do some projects in Africa and working with African Adventures proved to be just the right stepping stone for us. Ghana proved to be a fantastic first country to introduce young people from Kent Scouts to the African experience. The staff and people have been supportive and welcoming. The in-country projects that we have had have been solid projects where you feel you are making a difference to the local community. We have since been back to Ghana in 2022 and also to Zanzibar in 2023. We are already planning two more trips to build our partnership with African Adventures. We would highly recommend African Adventures to anyone considering volunteering abroad."

    Alan Noake MBE, Group Leader

Are you ready for an African Adventure?