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Madagascar Travel Guide

Be Prepared with Our Madagascar Travel Advice Heading on the trip of a lifetime to Madagascar? Not sure what to expect? At Craghoppers, we can help. We’ve created a handy Madagascar travel guide to get you started. If you’re wondering where to go in Madagascar and what to see and do while you’re there, keep on reading. Why Visit Madagascar? Fancy an exotic trip away but not sure where to?…

Madagascar : Part Five: Protecting the Lemurs

By Jenny Carew We left camp at 6am to hike through thick rainforest before the heat of the day set in. Lemur walks was one of the hardest routes on the expedition. A mixture of steep climbs through rough terrain in the humid rainforest called for frequent re-hydration breaks and intervals to ease burning calf muscles and heavy backpacks. We were with a great team from Madagascar Vokajy, a charity…

Madagascar: Part Four: Travelling to Camp [2/2]

By Jenny Carew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtIh33UhA2A Watch the video about this blog here (Filmed with Olympus Tough TG - 5) The day we entered the rainforest had arrived and there was a sense of anticipation in the air. We planed to leave the hotel in the early morning to ensure we had enough time to travel to the basecamp, set up our tents and settle in to camp before nightfall. We brought…

Madagascar: Part Four : Travelling to Camp [1/2]

By Jenny Carew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtIh33UhA2A It was the early hours in the morning, 3am to be precise; I arrived at Manchester Airport, ready to meet the Chester Zoo team. The airport was somewhat deserted at this hour, silent with the odd squeak of trainers as workers began their day and people sleeping on the benches waiting for their flight. I met the team at check in, our long trail of luggage…

Madagascar: Part Two: Packing for An Adventure

By Jenny Carew So, as the departure date looms for the beginning of the expedition with Chester Zoo, the packing has begun! But what should I take for two weeks of travelling when you have to carry all of your own kit? Lightweight is a priority, alongside items I can wash, dry and don’t have to iron. I’ve handpicked my key pieces which are lightweight, packable, and full of technology…

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Madagascar: Part One: We partner with Chester Zoo to help save the Lemurs

Craghoppers is proud to support Chester Zoo with their conservation projects. Our latest venture, which focuses on Madagascar, aims to help protect the wild lemurs in the rainforest. Join us as we embark on a series of blogs to bring you all of the news from the rainforest and a behind the scenes glance of our latest conservation project. Recently, our representative Jenny Carew joined the Chester Zoo team to…