African Adventures is an organisation you can put your faith and trust in.

Our expertise and high standards are reflected in our accreditations by key industry bodies, demonstrating our belief in doing things the right way to protect our volunteers. In addition, our success as award-winning leaders in our field shows that others believe in us as we believe in ourselves and the work we are doing. As an organisation, we strive to be forever improving what we offer in order to provide the very best service to our partner projects and volunteers. We also believe in projects that indirectly connect to our work that have a positive impact on others and our industry. Our School Geography Challenge aimed to increase understanding of challenges to development in Africa. Our hope is that we can encourage young people to start thinking about the small, but very important, impact they can have on the world, with an increased appreciation and awareness of life in other countries.

Accreditations

and Affiliates

Awards

and Recognition
Best Volunteering Organisation Award winners!

On 29th November, three members of the African Adventures team trekked to London for the long-awaited 2018 British Youth Travel Awards ceremony, coordinated by the British Educational Travel Association (BETA). We had previously been shortlisted as finalists for the Best Volunteering Organisation Award in 2016 where we won Silver, and this was our chance to really go for Gold!

Best Volunteering Organisation

We were joined on the evening by 39 other companies, nominated for their exceptional service to the youth travel industry, to celebrate the fun, creative and diverse products and opportunities that are on offer to young travellers.

After much anticipation, we were thrilled to be announced Best Volunteering Organisation winners!

Dan Mew, Founder of African Adventures, commented “I am so pleased that the hard work and commitment of our teams in Ghana, Kenya, the UK, and Zanzibar has been recognised at the British Youth Travel Awards with the award for Best Volunteering Organisation. It is also testament to our volunteers, who carry out the work we commit to doing at our partner projects, that their achievements have been celebrated so prominently.”

The British Youth Travel Awards recognise excellence and set a benchmark for the sector. For many, they represent something special, something to work towards, and this is demonstrated each year by the volume of high-quality entries that are received.

Emma English, BETA’s Executive Director, said “Each year we bring together a distinguished panel of judges covering a wide range of expertise from marketing, education, technology, sustainability and more to enable them to review and score each competition entry. We are proud of the many members and stakeholders that come together to enter and support these awards. This year we added a Dragons Den feature to allow entrants to share with our judging panel why they deserve to win in their chosen category and we were thrilled with the results.”

Speaking at the event Steve Lowy, BETA’s Chairman, said “Over the past 11 years the British Youth Travel Award winners have exemplified leadership in the UK youth, student and educational travel sector, setting a benchmark for their industry peers. On behalf of BETA and our members, I encourage other organisations operating within the sector to enter the awards program, which serves to further educate government, the public, and other influencers through their outstanding accomplishments.”