In 1879 the 94th went out to Zululand and served in the Zulu War of that Year, and in the operations against Sekukuni in the Transvaal. It subsequently served in the Boer War of 1880-1881. The battalion (after the 1881 Cardwell territorial reforms of the British Amy entitled the 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers) came home from Natal in 1882. In 1889 it went to Malta, in 1892 to Cyprus, and then proceeded to Egypt in 1895. The following year it formed part of the Dongola Expeditionary Force under Sir Herbert Kitchener. It subsequently proceeded to India where it was still serving in 1899.