Madagascar Discovery

Volunteering – Travel – Cultural Immersion

Madagascar Discovery

15 Days/14 Nights

Worthwhile Volunteering Projects.
Unique Cultural Experiences.
Exciting Adventure Travel.

The Madagascar Discovery is a 2-week volunteer travel tour that gives you unique travel, cultural & volunteering experiences, where you will immerse yourself in community projects, and join fantastic trips, whilst receiving top-quality support during your time in Madagascar.

Join this Madagascar volunteer travel and Immerse yourself in the local culture, meet the friendly local people, explore and give back to the local community through volunteering.

This responsible travel trip is designed and crafted to give you an understanding of the local history, its people, and its flora and fauna. You will find out about the local customs, traditions, visit wonderful sights and do worthwhile activities, a perfect way to discover the real Madagascar!

Start Dates 2022:
18 December
Start Dates 2022:

1 January, 15 January, 5 February 2023, 19 February, 5 March, 19 March, 2 April, 16 April, 7 May, 21 May, 4 June, 18 June 2023, 2 July, 16 July, 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, 1 October, 15 October, 5 November, 19 November, 3 December, 17 December

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Unique Cultural Experiences

Immerse Community Projects

Join Fantastic Worthwhile Trips

Receive Top Quality Support

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Location

You will be staying in Nosy Be, an island off the northwest coast of Madagascar. Nosy Be is Madagascar’s largest tourist destination. It has volcanic lakes, lemurs, coral reefs, and much more!

Arrival

You will be met upon arrival on Sunday. You will be picked up by the local team and transferred to your accommodation to meet the other international participants. We will provide you with full arrival and contact details when you book your program.

Accommodation & Meals

The accommodation is in shared rooms with other participants. Throughout the trip, you will be accommodated in single-gender shared rooms. 

Your meals are included during your program as per itinerary.

Tour Highlights

  • Get to know the REAL Madagascar
  • Immerse yourself into the local culture
  • Volunteer travel in a local projects
  • Join exciting trips
  • Amazing adventures
  • Gain new experiences
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Madagascar Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival and Airport Pick Up

On Sunday you will be picked up from Nosy Be Airport (NOS) and taken to your accommodation.

Time to get settled in the accommodation and rest from your journey.

Full arrival details will be provided upon booking, do not book your flight until you receive this.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Monday): Orientation and Local Hike

Morning
Orientation Day.
Today is your day to get to know your local coordinator who will introduce you to the do’s and don’ts, local culture, and your program.

We then head out to learn about the Island’s history, visit HellVile, and walk into the local markets and the supermarkets in the area.

Afternoon
After lunch, there is a hike to Mont Passot to view the beautiful sunset over Nosy Be.

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Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3 (Tuesday): NOSY Komba

Morning
The journey today is dedicated to the visit little islands of Nosy Komba (also called the Lemur Island!).

First, we will take the boat to Nosy Komba, known for its many small and inhabited beaches as well as for its emerald sea ringing the blissful beaches.

After this, we will take a hike to the highest point of the island through the lush green tropical-like rainforest.

Afternoon
At the viewpoint, we will have lunch and relax here for a while to absorb the splendid view, and then we hike back through the forest to take a boat back to NosyBe.

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Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4 (Wednesday): Project Work at Lemuria Land and Mangrove Conservation

Morning
In the morning we will visit the Lemuria land. Watch eight different species of lemurs among the ancient cananga trees at Lemuria Land, a private zoological and botanical park.

Chameleons, crocs, tortoises, Madagascar red toads, and Malagasy snakes call the site home, and you can also explore a collection of insects and beetles here.

Sample some ylang-ylang essential oils and rum made in the distillery located on the premises.

Afternoon
Today, you will also receive orientation and training about your volunteer work.
After lunch, we will have an orientation about the project.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5 (Thursday): Project Work at Lemuria Land and Mangrove Conservation

Morning
Throughout the week, at 7:00 am, we will travel to lemur park and your work will start at about 8:30 am.

You will begin with cleaning the enclosures, there will be a 15-minute short break followed by collecting fruits, vegetables, and green leaves for the lemurs.

You will also get to prepare their feed and feed them. Your daily work at the
park ends at 12 noon.

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Afternoon
After lunch, you will proceed with our coordinator to the mangrove conservation area to take part in the daily conservation activities at the plant nursery and as well as at the mangrove forest.

Daily activities will be planned by our coordinator on-site as per the requirements and needs.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 6 (Friday): Project Work at Lemuria Land and Mangrove Conservation

Morning
Travel to lemur park and your work will start at about 8:30 am. You will begin with cleaning the enclosures, there will be a 15-minute short break followed by collecting fruits, vegetables, and green leaves for the lemurs.
You will also get to prepare their feed and feed them. Your daily work at the
the park ends at 12 noon.

Afternoon
After lunch, you will proceed with our coordinator to the mangrove conservation area to take part in the daily conservation activities at the plant nursery and as well as at the mangrove forest.

Daily activities will be planned by our coordinator on-site as per the requirements and needs.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 7 (Saturday): LOKOBE RESERVE PARK TOUR

Today we take a journey to the east of the island dedicated to the visit of the national park of Lokobe.

According to Madagascar National Park Authority, this park is the home of 50 species of reptiles, 14 species of amphibians, 42 birds, and 3 species of primates living freely in their natural environment.

In this park, we will meet also the unique Eulemur macaco, a lemur endemic to Nosy Be only

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 8 (Sunday): Free Day

Day off, time to relax after a full week of activities!

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 9: (Monday): Project Work at Lemuria Land and Mangrove Conservation

Morning
Travel to lemur park and your work will start at about 8:30 am.

You will begin with cleaning the enclosures, there will be a 15-minute short break followed by collecting fruits, vegetables, and green leaves for the lemurs.

You will also get to prepare their feed and feed them. Your daily work at the
the park ends at 12 noon.

Afternoon
After lunch, you will proceed with our coordinator to the mangrove conservation area to take part in the daily conservation activities at the plant nursery and as well as at the mangrove forest.

Daily activities will be planned by our coordinator on-site as per the requirements and needs.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 10: (Tuesday): Project Work at Lemuria Land and Mangrove Conservation

Morning
Travel to lemur park and your work will start at about 8:30 am.

You will begin with cleaning the enclosures, there will be a 15-minute short break followed by collecting fruits, vegetables, and green leaves for the lemurs.

You will also get to prepare their feed and feed them. Your daily work at the park ends at 12 noon. 

Afternoon
After lunch, you will proceed with our coordinator to the mangrove conservation area to take part in the daily conservation activities at the plant nursery and as well as at the mangrove forest.

Daily activities will be planned by our coordinator on-site as per the requirements and needs.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 11: (Wednesday): Project Work at Lemuria Land and Mangrove Conservation

Morning
Travel to lemur park and your work will start at about 8:30 am.

You will begin with cleaning the enclosures, there will be a 15-minute short break followed by collecting fruits, vegetables, and green leaves for the lemurs.
You will also get to prepare their feed and feed them. Your daily work at the
the park ends at 12 noon.

Afternoon
After lunch, you will proceed with our coordinator to the mangrove conservation area to take part in the daily conservation activities at the plant nursery and as well as at the mangrove forest.

Daily activities will be planned by our coordinator on-site as per the requirements and needs.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 12: (Thursday): Project Work at Lemuria Land and Mangrove Conservation

Morning
Travel to lemur park and your work will start at about 8:30 am.

You will begin with cleaning the enclosures, there will be a 15-minute short break followed by collecting fruits, vegetables, and green leaves for the lemurs.
You will also get to prepare their feed and feed them. Your daily work at the
the park ends at 12 noon.

Afternoon
After lunch, you will proceed with our coordinator to the mangrove conservation area to take part in the daily conservation activities at the plant nursery and as well as at the mangrove forest.

Daily activities will be planned by our coordinator on-site as per the requirements and needs.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 13: (Friday): NOSY Sakatia

Morning
Today is the time for snorkeling with sea turtles at Nosy Sakatia!

The island is located on the west coast of Nosy Be and is inside a preserved ecosystem, protected and classified due to the marvels it encloses.

Afternoon
A walking tour through the beautiful surroundings of this island will be you an opportunity to appreciate the flora and fauna on this island.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 14: (Saturday): NOSY Be & NOSY IRANJA

In the morning, we head to Nosy Iranja, two dreamy pristine islands separated by a long white sand strip, the main attraction and the ubiquitous photo that you’ve seen a million times of Nosy Be.

Iranja is also the main nesting place for big turtles. Visit the fishing villages afterward around the community and ecosystem, and walk on the cliffs and overlooks to enjoy a panoramic view from the historic and ancient lighthouse overlooking the channel of Mozambique.

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 15: (Sunday): Departure

Sunday is the departure time.
There is an Airport Drop off Included.
Thanks for joining and hope you had an amazing experience!

Meals: Breakfast

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances

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Price

1495 Euro

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What’s included:
The itinerary as stated above
Accommodation (shared room)
Meals as per the itinerary
Transport as per itinerary
24/7 in-country support
Pre-departure support
Airport pick-up

Not included:
A 5% international banking fee is added.
Visa, flights, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, Covid tests (if required), transport to your volunteer project and back to the accommodation every day.

Requirements to join:

  • Participants need to be minimum 18 years old
  • Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Participants aged 16-17 are required to have parental consent
  • Participants are required to provide a criminal background check
  • Participants are required to have volunteer travel insurance
  • Participants might need to have a Covid test done before departure (we will inform you of this)

Book your place in 3 steps :

1. Apply: Fill out the Application Form (click below) and we will let you know if you are accepted within 24 hours.
2. Deposit: Once accepted you pay your deposit (200 Euro/215 US$/185 GBP) to reserve you place in the program.
3. Remaining Fees: You pay the remaining fees of your program, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.