1 independent reviews for Madagascar conservation volunteering vacation

Reviews for Madagascar conservation volunteering vacation


review 19 Apr 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

I can't name that one and only moment I have to say. The whole experience was memorable. Not only the work but also the people I had the pleasure to meet.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

I was camping the first time in my life and did some research beforehand. However I did of course made a few mistakes. The next time I would definitely bring a bigger tent and 2 very strong head torches. My tent was ok for 2 weeks but for a longer period it would be to small. A very strong head torch is a must if you want to be able to spot lemurs and insects in the dark. And be prepared for wet feet if you don't have waterproof ankleboots.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The project in my opinion is a huge benefit to the local community as both the locals as well as the research staff work hand in hand as best as possible. The education about the nature is not one party teaching the other but rather both teaching each other with local guides who know the area inside out even in the dark and with the research staff teaching children how to protect this area in a sustainable way.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This vacation was the best I had in my life. I will definitely repeat this kind of vacation. I learned a lot about the environment, animals and the culture but also a lot about myself. Being able to combine a little bit of traveling through Madagascar before the volunteering started was the perfect mix. I only regret not being able to stay longer in Sainte Luce.

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