Elective Africa

Elective Africa is a unique organizer of medical and nursing electives, projects and volunteer trips to Africa.

We have no equal when it comes to the quality of our medical and nursing elective programs and the satisfaction of our participants. As you evaluate which elective or trip to apply for, we offer to put you in touch with as many of our past electives participants as you wish. Their feedback will be consistent - Elective Africa programs exceeded their expectations.

Elective Africa has been organizing medical electives and projects placements in Africa for over 10 years. We are not some online reference bureau that takes your application and hands you over to some unknown project in some foreign land. We have designed these medical electives and projects ourselves and we have staff on the ground supporting all our placements. If any of our elective programs don't fit your needs, just contact us and we will customize an africa elective or project for you.

Elective Africa facilitates medical student elective placements abroad. For over 10 years we have worked with community health centers and teaching hospitals in Africa. We provide medical students with a rare opportunity for hands-on learning experience, cultural exchange, and medical volunteer service in Africa.

We organize placements for Medical, Nursing and Midwifery students as well as medical camps for volunteer doctors. Placements range from Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Radiology, Surgery and Emergency care among others. We currently run programs in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi.


All our programs are designed to clear 4 key hurdles:

  • Offering a rich, rare and insightful learning experience
  • Working hard to help under-served communities in africa
  • Facilitating cultural exchange and appreciation of host country and community
  • Providing some time and space for reflection, inspiration and fun while doing your elective.



  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Pre-Med, Pre-Health, Post Bacc
  • Senior Medical Students
  • Junior Medical Students
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Dentists and Dental Outreach
  • Public Health Research
  • Doctors and Medical Camps
  • Music and Arts
  • Gap, Breaks and Trips


Gap, Breaks and Trips

We have various programs designed specifically for gap years, school breaks, career breaks, and group trips such like school trips. While these trips are typically customized to meet the needs to specific groups whether school trips or careers breaks, they all have some base components – a richer experience than that of a typical tourist, local cultural exchange and appreciation, some component of service or volunteer to a local community for some portion of your trip.

Depending on your preference, our gap, breaks and trips programs tend to emphasize a theme:

  • Adventure programs such as mountain climbing
  • Community service and projects such as construction and teaching
  • Wildlife and conservation projects
  • Oceanic programs

All our programs are currently run in Kenya and in keeping with our commitment to design programs that engender appreciation of community and country; all our trips include a safari to the famous Masai Mara game reserve for a supplement.

Duration / Dates

All Year Round

Costs / Pay

Our programs cost $1,875 for a 2-weeks placement • 3 weeks - $ 2,175 • 4 weeks - $ 2,475 • 5 weeks - $ 2,775 • 6 weeks - $ 3,075

What the price includes:
1. A comprehensive pre-departure guide.
2. Customized clinical rotations.
3. Airport transfers as per different location guidelines.
4. Hospital Placement Fees
5. Designated mentors and support from local staff.
6. Gated, safe and comfortable houses.
7. In-house catering.
8. Wi-Fi access.
9. 24/7 in-country support.
10. Biweekly global health tutorials.
11. One-way transport to your clinical site.
12. Basic Swahili lessons twice a week.
Certificate of participation in program completion.
13. Volunteer activities (as per schedule by our local staff).
14. A chance to explore and travel: safaris, excursions, mountaineering as optional add on activities.

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