Upon our arrival in Nosy Be we immediately noticed the relaxed but buzzy atmosphere. The town was filled with life, but there were many cafes to breath easy in. Everything in town is within walking distance, from restaurants to grocery stores. Streets are filled with markets and a myriad of different things to explore. However… Read More


Hello, my name is Irene and I will be participating in The LEAP Madagascar program for 10 weeks in spring of 2017. Deciding to take a gap year was a hard decision for me. Ultimately it came down to not only what I can experience, but also the personal growth that this adventure can bring… Read More


Sorry it’s been a little while, I wanted to make sure all the travellers were back safe and sound before updating you all! So seeing this should reassure you that all leapers are back on camp with some crazy mainland stories to tell and very much ready to enjoy our final week together. Since we… Read More


Mbola tsara from beautiful Madagascar! It’s been a very busy and fun week for everyone so far I think and with just 2 and a bit weeks left everyone is eager to enjoy every second we have left in this spectacular country. In teaching, Alex, Abbie, Maddie and I passed our first Malagasy test while… Read More


I’m back! Sorry for the delay everyone, but it seems I was finally hit by that inevitable illness this week and spent most of it ordering around the super amazing girls in our Treehouse hut to get me water or wet cloths or even to clean my sick bowl. So this is a big thank… Read More


It really is unbelievable that the boat trip is upon us already! I’m definitely not ready to say goodbye to our two 6 weekers when we get back from our voyage but we’ll be sure to make every last second memorable for them both: Nicole, whose endless kindness reaches both locals and volunteers, and Zoe,… Read More


I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since the last update! Time has flown by, and while it feels like just yesterday that I had my first lemur encounter in the park, so very much has happend in between. The stunning scenery here never gets old-despite now being here for three weeks, I still manage… Read More


After flights taking us half way across the world and, for many, lasting way too many days to keep track of, landing in Nosy Be felt a little surreal and dream-like. I think we would all agree that since that short boat ride took us across to our Little paradise island of Nosy Komba, time… Read More


Having landed back in the UK after a couple of months in Central America just a few days ago, I have to say I must be the least prepared of all for Saturday’s departure! While others are packing, weighing bags and stocking up on the appropriate currencies, I have just about finished unpacking, but I… Read More


For the last week of volunteering work I took as many opportunities as I could and had such a great time. I finally had the chance to teach; unfortunately it was all too short and left me longing for more lessons. This Monday’s bird walk was the best way to kick off the week and… Read More