I went on a two week terrestrial expedition with OpWall to Madagascar in June/July of 2016 and had an absolutely amazing time. They are a friendly, enthusiastic, helpful and supportive organisation who are there to help you every step of the way through fundraising and preparing for your trip. The academics are also passionate and ambitious in their conservation goals and were inspiring to learn from.
I learned a great deal about the country, culture and wildlife of Madagascar, and about the challenges conservation faces there, which, although unique in their specifics, are representative of similar challenges faced by conservationists across the world. I also learned about many different sampling techniques, and about the practical difficulties of conducting research in such remote and basic conditions.
I also made some amazing friends and had so much fun that I have been promoting OpWall at my university since I got back! I cannot recommend this trip enough!