You will be living and working in some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the island based around Fort Dauphin in southeast Madagascar and camping within rural, isolated communities. Madagascar is unique and one of the most fascinating yet least travelled areas of Africa. The diversity of the island is astounding, from the people to the geography, climate, architecture and wildlife. Brimming with endemic fauna and flora, 80 percent of the island's plant and animal species are found nowhere else on earth.
You will camp for the duration of your placement. Camping facilities are provided but you will need to bring your own tent. When in Fort Dauphin, you will camp at the stunning lake-side site of Lanirano, which is fully equipped with flush toilets and showers as well as electricity for charging technology such as cameras, iPods and mobile phones. Laundry services are also available locally.
Although the more rural areas facilities are more basic there will always be latrine and private washing amenities. Water will be collected (and treated) from nearby rivers and wells. Although conditions here will be more rudimentary than you are used to, we assure you that you will be surrounded by some of the most beautiful sites in the world and you will awake to deserted beaches and forests teeming with wildlife on your doorstep.