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.
If you're a gap year traveller planning where to go on a round-the-world trip, you really should consider the many and varied attractions of Galapagos Island tour packages.
Going on a gap year can be a great way to get an understanding of different cultures and meet people from a range of backgrounds. However, if you want to really get underneath a country's skin, why not take part in some voluntary work in South Africa?
Gap year favourite Costa Rica is seeing a surge in popularity, with one tour operator reporting bookings up 100% so far in 2011. That's according to Gap Adventures, who offer small group, guided tours for gappers in Costa Rica and beyond.
Did you know that there are fewer people with internet access in the entire continent of Africa than in New York City alone? Real Gap Experience is offering gap year packages to this fascinating place, whether you want to work, volunteer or simply travel.
In need of some inspiration for where to go for your gap year? Travel experts at Wanderlust magazine have compiled their Top 100 Travel Experiences, featuring meeting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda and snorkelling with manta rays in Bora Bora.
When it comes to a gap year adventure, sometimes the best idea isn’t to plan too much. Whether you’re taking time out of work for a month, have just finished school or university, or are there for the long-haul, you’ll be overwhelmed by everything.
A gap year trip to Australia is almost like a rite-of-passage for many young people and why not, with a range of cheap flights and the option of combining work and travel, Australia is the perfect gap year destination.
A trekking holidays company has launched a unique wildlife experience in Slovakia, where visitors can walking alongside the bears in the High Tatras mountains. Walks Worldwide is working with local study and conservation group Projekt Medved.
Outside Magazine has named its top 10 trips of the year for adventurous travellers, and KE Adventure's Africa Big 3 has made the cut. This challenging four-week trip features climbs up three of Africa's biggest mountains.
The global economic recession has recently arrived in South Africa, and while this spells bad news for many of the country's inhabitants, UK tourists can play their part in helping the recovery by booking a reduced price safari.
If you're in search of the world's rarest and most fascinating animals on your career break, then the latest offer from Wildlife Worldwide will interest you. Book your Canadian polar bear expedition now and you can save up to £650 per person.
Encounter your favourite wild animals in their natural habitat and help to protect them with See the Wild, which directly funds efforts to protect endangered species, such as tigers, sea turtles and penguins.
If you're looking to put together an animal lover's career break, then the new BBC nature documentary series, Madagascar, may be the perfect inspiration. The three-part show, narrated by Sir David Attenborough starts next Wednesday, offering Brits an insight into this remarkable island.
February is traditionally one of the best months of the year for ski and snowboarding conditions and the Vail Resorts chain is not disappointing this year, with Breckenridge breaking an 18-year record for snowfall.
Brits are increasingly keen on giving something back as part of their travels, and this trend will make voluntourism a key catchword for 2011, according to the International Tourism Trade Fairs Association.
If Bruce Parry's Arctic adventures have inspired you to explore the frozen north on your career break, but you want to make sure you leave behind a minimal environmental impact, then the following packages from responsibletravel.com are well worth a look.
Career break travellers looking to explore the snowy Canadian outback can discover a new range of packages from Tailor Made Travel, including close encounters with grizzly bears, killer whales and polar bears.
Explore the bottom of the world this winter with World Expeditions, who are offering buy one get one free on 19-day expeditions to Antarctica. The voyage includes visits to The Falkland Islands and South Georgia, the ecological heart of the region.
Perfect for adventurous naturalists, Sinharaja is a lowland tropical rainforest covering 22,000 acres and is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna, such as flying squirrels, giant tree ferns and leopards.