What To Expect On An Africa Medical Elective?

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A trip to Africa can be a wonderful chance to experience something that most people have never experienced in their lives, even those who are experienced travellers.

Africa is a vast continent that is vast in all senses and there are some stunning countries to choose from to make your choice in Africa.

World travel is one of the most valuable experiences one can get. The experience of working, living, and exploring different cultures and countries, delivers a perspective that is unmatched by any other experience.

Usually, a job is scheduled from Monday through Friday (however If you’d like to experience weekend shifts, this is certainly something we can arrange on your behalf). In addition, outside of your placement, you’ll get plenty of time in the evenings and on weekends to explore your chosen destination.

How do you decide which country to pick for your trip to Africa? Learn about the most popular African programs…


Ghana is located at the heart of West Africa along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. A few medical electives are offered in the city of Takoradi located about a 4 hour drive in the direction of the capital, Accra. If you’ve never traveled to Africa before, Ghana is perfect for your first visit. Outside of the location make sure you take advantage of the stunning coastline, lush jungles, and vibrant Ghanaian culture.

Most popular student trips:

Kakum National Park – Trek through the forest canopy, observe wildlife from treetops and if you’re adventurous enough you can spend the night in a treehouse

Cape Coast Castle – Take a guided tour through the slave forts of the 17th century and discover details about the underwhelming, but fascinating history of slave trade

Mole National Park – Located further North, from there you can go on safari to spot elephants, lions , and baboons.

The Gold Coast – Sun-soaked sandy shores, beach resorts and beaches are abundant and include Axim Beach being a favourite with our students

Get in touch with Kenya Electives when searching for an Africa medical elective.


Tanzania is an East African country on the Indian Ocean. Dar es Salaam is where our Tanzanian programme is based; A cosmopolitan, bustling city and the ideal place to start to discover this amazing country. Outside of placement you’ll be overwhelmed with the variety of unforgettable travel experiences. From postcard-perfect white beaches in the world to the best incredible safari parks in the world.

Most frequent student trips:

Zanzibar is just an hour from Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar’s breathtaking beaches and crystal-clear waters are a mecca for travelers, divers, and party-goers

Safari – Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Mikumi What a variety! All members of the Big Five’ are available at these various park and reserve. It is also possible to see huge herds wildebeest roaming its plains during their annual migration

Mount Kilimanjaro – The highest mountain in Africa. A trek that is guided to the summit can take between 4-7 days. If you’ve the time to add this onto the start or end of your travels this is an adventure not to be missed

Our Elective Consultants will be able to talk you through all the programs we offer in more detail.