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Frontier has over 300 projects globally, offering unlimited opportunities to volunteer abroad. You could be spending memorable days scuba diving off the brilliant white beaches of Fiji or discovering South Africa on a conservation project with lion cubs! You can learn new skills, gain valuable qualifications and make lifelong friends.

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Madagascar has been an eye opening experience for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and made some amazing friends with the other RA’s and staff alike. Camp is right on the beach which means we have amazing views of the sunset. Sat camp was amazing as well, we saw more of Madagascar which we otherwise wouldn’t have seen. All the staff are very welcoming and the locals are friendly and always willing to teach you some Malagasy. Overall this has been an amazing experience and I’ve definitely grown as a person because of it.

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Posted: June 7, 2012
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By: Meltap
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18

I have quite enjoyed my time with frontier; it has been lots of fun. The people and staff have been good also. The diving has been awesome although a bit slow on occasions. I participated on a sat camp which was amazing. We went sailing on a 60ft catamaran, we saw some amazing reefs. The locals who we are around are friendly although learning Malagasy has been interesting. Over all Madagascar has been great.

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Posted: June 7, 2012
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By: Ben
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18

My time in Madagascar has been one of the most enjoyable and exciting times of my life. The camp itself is very basic but not many places would beat living on a beach surrounded by forest. The transport to and from the camp is well organised and efficient. The Frontier staff were very friendly and organised, which made my time here great and go very quickly. The village were camp is situated is very friendly and the people are very approachable and love having a good time. Marine is good fun and the dive sites are beautiful, however sometimes there isn’t much to do. I have learnt a lot about the marine environment and doing BSP’s which will help me in later life. Overall Madagascar is an amazing place to be a Frontier volunteer and I have had a brilliant time here, made possible by the frontier staff, the local people, other RA’s and the wonderful environment around camp.

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Posted: June 7, 2012
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By: PhilF
Age:
18

I arrived in Madagascar with no idea what to expect. I had no idea we would be living in a real tropical paradise – sandy beaches and blue skies. The highlight of the trip was sat camp – we were lucky enough to have a trip on a luxury catamaran to some more more spots. An amazing experience! The staff were amazing for organising this and I am really going to miss them and our group when I go home.

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Posted: June 7, 2012
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Amazing experience. The camp location is just wonderful. On the beach we have a nice view of the ocean and Nosy Komba, on each side there are mangroves and everywhere else is the wild jungle of the Lokobe reserve. The camp isn’t too isolated though, thanks to Ambalahonko village which is just next to it, where you can play football with the villagers, get involved in their fishing time, or just try to(!) have a chat and laugh with the nice inhabitants. Plus it allows you to never run out of confectionary like biscuits or sodas that you could miss in such a place. The life on camp isn’t as hard as it could seem to be. The food, if not very varied, is fine and sometimes even surprisingly tasty. You have drinkable water, a shower, and two toilets – but don’t expect a golden seat! The survey work is very exciting and interesting once you’ve learnt all the species of the reef. You’re always looking forward to your next dive in these amazing dive spot, plenty of coral, fishes and turtles. But don’t worry work isn’t everything on camp, you have plenty of time to chill and have fun! To conclude I would say that these six weeks have been a perfect mix between conservation work, adventure and holiday.

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By: Dorian24
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