What is a Gap Year?
A gap year is a year’s break between high school and college/university, aimed at promoting a mature outlook with which to absorb the benefits of higher education.
Why consider taking a Gap Year?
A gap year offers an opportunity for school leavers not 100% convinced of their career or study plans to learn valuable life skills and visit new and interesting places. It also provides an opportunity to experience different cultures, try out new things and discover what the world has to offer.
Why a Gap Year in Africa?
Africa is a continent that offers unique and life-enriching encounters. In an increasingly fast paced world, time spent in the African bush allows contemplation and connection as well as exciting adventure. Having travelled the world there is truly nothing like falling asleep to the roar of a lion and awaking to the golden light of an African dawn.
“You know you are truly alive when you are living among lions” Karen Blixen
What does an ANT Gap Year look like?
We have devised a modularised programme which we believe offers the greatest choice and flexibility.
Two months (available now)
Gain all the skills of a field guide, obtain a 4×4 qualification, become competent in handling a rifle, acquire tracking and survival skills, learn essential wilderness first aid protocols and wildlife photography from a professional photographer.
Three months (available soon)
As per the programme above with an additional month of wildlife management work in association with our partner Ulwazi.
Six months (coming in 2019)
As per the three month programme with an additional three months of adventure guiding activities with our partner AQN including time at Isimangaliso World Heritage Site. The word Isimangaliso means miracle in Zulu and this area of pristine beach, estuary, amazing animal and plant diversity is indeed a place of miracles.