Hello everyone!   Camp just never gets less incredible. It’s been our last week in Turtle Cove so we’ve been trying to make the most of everything, but I never want to leave this paradise. Whilst it’s weird to think we won’t be staying much longer in camp, we’re all really looking forward to the… Read More


Hi there! We’ve all had another incredible week at camp but we’re finding it very strange that we only have one more week here before we head off on the boat trip. This week Pete and Will switched to forest,  and Ed and Alex did some diving. There was the ‘church walk’ where you stay… Read More


I’m currently writing this sitting in a cafe eating a croissant and having a coffee, feeling very European. Looking outside however, seeing the bright yellow tuc tucs zip around and the various stalls selling ‘maki maki’ t-shirts remind you that you’re in Madagascar. The past week has been great, with the lovely Alex arriving, more… Read More


What an amazing week it’s been (I can’t believe it’s been a week already). The travelling was long but we made the most of the little luxuries, for example Heidi, Pete and I had gin and tonics and wine on the plane to ‘help us sleep.’ I can’t say this worked that well, but it… Read More


Hi, my name is Holly Cook and I’m heading off on the 6 week project to Madagascar. I always find it hard writing about myself but here goes… I’m coming to the end of my gap year, and whilst I had all these dreams that I would travel the world in my year off, the… Read More


  The biggest advantage of being a leaper in Madagascar is the scope of opportunity available to you. After 8 weeks here, I’m still trying new things and still furthering the adventure each day at a time.    At this point the only leapers that are left are the “10 weekers”. Everyone else has gone… Read More


Being back at camp after two weeks at sea, we the leapers find ourselves at a loss as to what to do in our free time. Within a general sense that is. Naturally the first thing we did back on shore was hike for half an hour to try and get wifi. You may laugh… Read More


The boat trip started out in traditional Malagasy tradition of being about 3 hours late. Ask any local when something is due they will reply “Mora Mora” meaning “slowly, slowly” . Not “slowly, slowly wins the race”, just “slowly, slowly” as if there is no moral or reason for it being late, it just is!… Read More


This week, I find myself coming back to the same quote by Earnest Hemingway; “the best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable: they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed”. Now to all the parents reading… Read More


Whether it’s the heat, or the local culture, or an equal influence of both, life here in Madagascar can be accurately summarised with the simple word “chill”. Every aspect of life here is relaxed, yet not slothful. There is certainly plenty of constant activity. It is simply conducted at ones own pace. However, when living… Read More