Experience the famous Madagascan wildlife through field work which involves trekking for lemurs and discovering the species that inhabit the island!
When you arrive in Fort Dauphin, EDGE of AFRICA has some great opportunities lined up for your stay including: Andohahela National Park - located in southeastern Madagascar and uniquely characterized by two extreme ecosystems: endemic dry spiny forest and tropical rainforest, where you can spot 12 species of lemurs, 129 species of birds, 75 species of reptiles, 50 species of amphibians, and more than 1,000 species of plants, making it one of Madagascar's most biodiverse parks! Nahampoana Reserve - a scenic drive from Fort Dauphin will take you to this small reserve ideal for lemur spotting and is home to every lemur species native to the south of Madagascar; and Saint-Luce - approximately a 2.5 hour, very bumpy drive from Fort Dauphin, a beautiful coastal area, with a postcard perfect rural village to boast, the environmental reserve extends the expanse of the white beaches and a beach hike or just lazing in the sun are great ways to spend an afternoon.
Please arrange airport pickup upon arrival during your application process.
On departure, your project coordinator will transport you to the airport and/ or assist with any further travel arrangements. If you are travelling
further through Africa we are more than happy to provide any advice or support in planning your onward journey.
During the week, you will be Camping in tents. There is no running water, or access to hot water and very little access to solar power. You can expect to use long-drop toilets. We will be providing you with fresh drinking and washing water. On weekends, you will be staying in our volunteer accommodation in Fort Dauphin. Facilities in Fort Dauphin include: showers (no hot water), electricity, communal kitchen, communal lounge area, and dorm style sleeping arrangements
We provide 3 meals a day. Volunteers should expect to be eating local cuisine. however we are happy to cater for specific dietary requirements as best we can!