When you're planning a gap year you'll want to make your time away from the UK travelling something special that you'll remember forever. It's good to take on a challenge, which is why climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is such a great thing to do.
The BBC’s new wildlife series, Africa, presented by none other than David Attenborough has renewed all of our interests in the wild continent, making us yearn for dusty plains dotted with zebra and giraffe, underground souks filled with treasures and wide golden sand beaches. Africa is not the easiest, safest or even cheapest continent to travel in though, so where exactly is best to head for your gap year?
Going on a gap year can often be a personal ambition and it is hard to co-ordinate your adventure with another friend or family member who is available at the same time as you and wants to visit the same places. Therefore, you have to be prepared to do a lot of your travelling by yourself, and one place that is ideal for this is Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Gap years are great opportunities for you to enjoy different experiences and try new things, and something you may want to do during your time away from school, university or career is go on a safari. The Serengeti in Tanzania is one of the best places to do this - read on to find out more.
Lots of people who embark on a trip to Tanzania visit for its excellent wildlife-spotting opportunities. The country is home to plenty of great destinations for you to see some of Africa's majestic creatures, and the Serengeti is perhaps the best place to come face-to-face with these animals.
A holiday to climb Kilimanjaro may be the main reason you've chosen to visit Tanzania on a gap year, but that doesn't mean you can't explore some of the country's other attractions once your trek ends, with national parks and golden beaches waiting to be discovered.
Tanzania is a spectacular country, home to Africa's highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as vast nature reserves, a beautiful coastline and bustling cities. To get the most out of a trip to the nation, you should volunteer as part of your travels.
MaptheGap.co.uk interviews Callie Morris about her gap year trip volunteering in Kenya and backpacking through South East Asia and Australia.
If you are planning an active gap year to Tanzania and want to spend part of your trip climbing Kilimanjaro, there are several things you should know about the famous peak. Here are just a few facts about Mount Kilimanjaro you may not have come across before.
A gap year is a great way to see new countries and experience cultures that are different to your own - something which can certainly be the case if visiting Tanzania. However, if you are keen to give something back to the destinations you have been to, why not spend some time volunteering?
Each week at mapthegap.co.uk, we’ve been focusing on a different gap year company, to give you the low down on what they offer and places they go to. This week we’re focusing on Gapforce.
Going on an African safari is a dream holiday for many travellers, but before you book your trip, there are a number of things to consider. Here are some tips on how to pick the right safari for you.
Africa is a great place for travellers to visit, whether you're looking for palm-fringed beaches, want to go on a safari or embark on adventure expeditions. Indeed, climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the most popular things to do on a trip to the continent.
From the budget digs of India to the tranquil beaches of Fiji, travel routes all over the world offer the best sights, sounds, and experiences that will live with you for the rest of your life. But the trick is knowing where to go.
This year's Comic Relief will showcase Kenya as celebrities including Olly Murs, Dermot O'Leary and Lorraine Kelly complete a trek across the Kaisut Desert in Kenya. Gap Adventures are offering travellers the chance to follow in their footsteps and have their own Kenyan getaway.
Specialist Tanzania is offering an exclusive stay at the brand new boutique eco lodge, Mivumo River Lodge, combined with two nights at the Zanzibar Serena Inn in the capital, Stone Town. The trip includes visiting two of Tanzania's World Heritage Sites, shared game-viewing drives in Selous Game Reserve.
Tribes Travel is offering a unique opportunity to adventurous travellers, especially those with a passion for animals. Working with Tribes' partners in Saadani National Park, north Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, this is a unique opportunity for travellers.
When you're thinking of giving to charity, you'd normally expect to give your time or money. Well how about giving your luggage space? The Selous Safari Company has teamed up with Pack For A Purpose to allow African travellers a chance to make a difference.
Savvy safari enthusiasts can save almost £1,000 per person on their career break in Africa, with the Selous Safari Company, which is offering a seven-night adventure in Tanzania.
Specialist tour operator Acacia Africa has launched its new 2011/12 brochure, including a comprehensive selection of adventure holidays, small group safaris, voluntours and dive tours.
The tallest mountain in Africa is a big tourist draw, particularly for active gap year students, but it's important to take proper precautions before taking on Mount Kilimanjaro, says trek specialist Private Expeditions.
If you fancy a spot of off-shore luxury on your African gap year, then the exotic island of Zanzibar may be a great choice. Fleewinter Tours has a range of accommodation options on the island, including B&B from £35 per person per night.
If you're planning on taking in some African wildlife on your gap year or extended career break, then it's important to know what to expect and what you can get for your money. Pre-packaged safaris don't offer much choice or flexibility, but a new trend of unpackaged safaris is changing all that.
Seeing the big beasts on your gap year can be expensive, but the Zambezi Safari and Travel Company promises plenty of bang for your buck, and right now they are offering hundreds of pounds of savings and extra nights free.