Facilities in Madagascar - Operation Wallacea

Expedition Information

Facilities in Madagascar

Mahamavo forests
Expeditions in the Mahamavo forests will mainly run from a base camp in Mariarano village, which will be permanently occupied during the field season. Accommodation is shared tents next to a dining and lecture room, there is also a small building converted for use as a small field laboratory with a library, computers running the biodiversity database, GIS, and statistics software. There are jungle showers and toilets in the camp.  The village is very friendly and living amongst this remote local community is a special experience.

There are two smaller field camps. Matsedroy and Antafiameva are used as bases for the surveys in the more remote parts of the forest. For the accommodation the students will stay in shared tents, with a communal dining and lecture area, and bucket showers and field toilets . Electricity is available for a short period in the evenings and during lectures.

Nosy Komba
The marine section of the project will be based on the island of Nosy Komba. This stretch of beach is in a very quiet part of the island, with only a few local houses in the immediate vicinity. Volunteers will be based in tents near the beach. There are toilet and fresh-water showers available, as well as an outside communal eating area where food will be served and lectures will be delivered.