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Lemurs Experience: Madagascar

In this exciting program, participants will be involved in important work to maintain and preserve Madagascar’s wildlife heritage, by working with a private lemur species rehabilitation centre. As a conservation participant, you will first learn about Madagascar’s flagship species, especially those which are endemic to this part of Madagascar, with other representatives of unique fauna like the Madagascar fish-eagle and Ploughshare tortoise. Preparing the lemurs’ morning and afternoon feed along with cleaning their cage comprise daily project activities.

  • 18 Meals (Vegetarian Options)
  • All transport
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer (Arrivals)
  • No Hidden Charges or Application Fee
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfer (Departing)

Volunteering in Madagascar was the best experience I ever had. It had a strong impact on me and really changed me, I would strongly recommend everyone to go there.

Jacob Crépeau, Canadian 23

Lemurs Experience: Madagascar

$663.75 Per Week from
Pay $350 deposit

Madagascar, the world’s second largest island nation after Indonesia (check out our Bali packages!), is one of the richest places on earth for biodiversity. It is a popular ecotourism destination but still a step into the wild for many backpackers. If flora and fauna aren’t your bag, then Madagascar’s 5000 km of coastline provides you some particularly stunning beaches to explore. Our Madagascar tour packages give you a chance to get involved in habitat restoration, teaching, animal care and hands-on renovation work.

  • Length 1-12 Weeks
  • Avg. Age All Ages
  • No. Of Meals 18
  • Avg. Group Size 10-40
  • Starting Point Nosy Be
  • Ending Point Nosy Be

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Starting Dates

Program

Day 1

Welcome to your New Home

Get ready to be greeted with a warm Malagasy welcome by our transfer coordinator! Picture this: You step off the plane and make your way to the meeting point, where our coordinator will be eagerly awaiting your arrival. From there, they'll whisk you away to your accommodation while filling you in on all the exciting adventures in store for the next few days. It's the perfect start to your Madagascar adventure!

  • Meals Included Brunch, Dinner
  • Room Type Volunteer House
  • Activities Included Airport Transfer
Day 2 - 6

Lemurs Experience

In this exciting program, participants will be involved in important work to maintain and preserve Madagascar’s wildlife heritage, by working with a private lemur species rehabilitation centre. As a conservation participant, you will first learn about Madagascar’s flagship species, especially those which are endemic to this part of Madagascar, with other representatives of unique fauna like the Madagascar fish-eagle and Ploughshare tortoise. Preparing the lemurs’ morning and afternoon feed along with cleaning their cage comprise daily project activities.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Room Type Volunteer House
  • Activities Included Preparing Food, Cleaning Cage
Day 7

Choose Your Own Adventure!

The weekend is time for you to spread your wings a little, if you’re up for it. We’ve equipped you with some language basics, introduced you to the local cuisine…now lets see where that can get you! You’re free to organise any adventure you care to, or simply chill ahead of the volunteer work. We can offer advice on where to go, if you need it.

  • Meals Included Brunch, Dinner

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Program Information

Join this exciting program and contribute to the preservation of Madagascar's wildlife heritage by collaborating with a private lemur rehabilitation center. As a conservation participant, you'll gain knowledge about the country's flagship species, particularly those endemic to this region, including the Madagascar fish-eagle and Ploughshare tortoise. Daily project activities consist of preparing the lemurs' morning and afternoon meals and maintaining their living spaces by cleaning their cages. Immerse yourself in this unique experience and help protect Madagascar's remarkable wildlife.

Your Role as a Volunteer

As a participant, your involvement significantly impacts the conservation efforts in Nosy Be and the well-being of lemurs in a controlled setting. Your efforts help preserve the unique environment and its inhabitants. It's crucial to understand your role, responsibilities, and what's expected of you before starting your volunteer work. Your main duties will include:

  • Assisting with the preparation and feeding of lemurs.
  • Cleaning their living areas.
  • Caring for other species in the sanctuary.
  • Contributing to and maintaining the database of lemurs and other species, including age, sex, breeding, daily behaviour, identification markers, and physical characteristics.
  • Adding to and updating the database of local flora.
  • Engaging with visitors.
  • Ensuring a smooth transition for the next group of participants under the guidance of subject matter experts.
  • This program offers a fulfilling way to contribute to conservation efforts and experience the renowned wildlife of Nosy Be, including the lemurs.

Your Schedule

Monday:


Post-breakfast, the day begins with team introductions, an overview of ongoing projects, a guide to the centre, a briefing on the dos and don'ts, the code of conduct, child protection policy, and media consent guidelines. A presentation on the culture of Nosy Be and an introductory lesson in Malagasy follows this. After lunch, the group will head to Hell-Ville for banking and currency exchange and to set up mobile phone services.

Tuesday to Friday:


Activities start Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. Please see the detailed daily schedule below. Note that the specific tasks will vary each day:

  • 7:30 a.m.: Breakfast at the accommodation.
  • 8:00 a.m.: Leave the accommodation.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Arrival at the Lemur Experience & Conservation program.
  • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Engage in scheduled program activities.
  • 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Enjoy a packed lunch on-site.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Continue with afternoon program activities.
  • 4:00 p.m.: Return to the accommodation.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Dinner is served at the accommodation.