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According to tour operator, Acacia Africa, an overland trip on the continent will do wonders for your WAP (Work & Play) year

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - August 25th, 2017 - According to tour operator, Acacia Africa, an overland trip on the continent will do wonders for your WAP (Work & Play) year: the new gapper seeking to enhance their CV, earn some hard cash, and travel. Yes, that single minded, spiritual quest to find yourself is so last year, which means, if you want your year off to pay off, you’ll have to choose how and where you spend your time more wisely.

Malia Obama has popularised the WAP year stateside, her twelve month break before attending Harvard University involving an internship with The Weinstein Company, travel to Bolivia and Peru (the trip reportedly organised by a company called Where There Be Dragons), a family holiday in Bali, and visits to Utah, for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and Chicago, where she partied at the Lollapalooza festival.

Proof that travel can help you sell yourself, Acacia Africa's 39 day Ultimate African Adventure will allow you to gain a whole host of transferable skills – valuable skills you can really hammer home come that all important interview. From improving your team working abilities on an optional white water rafting trip down the Zambezi to building cross cultural social skills on a volunteer project to uplift local Ugandan schools  – the list of life learning pursuits is endless.  If you’ve chosen to opt out of the next academic year, book before 31 August as the tour operator is discounting selected camping overland departures in September, October and November by 15%.

SAVE 15% (£399pp) From £2,261pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £1,180pp including transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a tour leader/driver. Excludes return flight. Starts Nairobi - ends Livingstone. Departing 16 September, 14 October and 11 November. Full tour price £2,660pp.

Acacia Africa also offer add on volunteering opportunities in Cape Town through their partners, GVI (Global Vision International), the programmes incorporating additional educational visits to townships in south Africa’s Mother City, and Greenpop, Zambia’s Festival of Action held every June/July. The Livingstone based event brings people together from around the globe to learn, connect, give back and get active. Usually lasting over three weeks, there is the opportunity to plant trees, grow food forests, build using eco-methods, set up recycling systems, brighten up schools with eco murals, attend sustainability workshops and celebrate with live music.


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