I spent 8 weeks on the Madagascar forest programme and would definitely recommend it. I enjoyed getting the opportunity to be involved in surveying a wide range of animals including lemurs, reptiles, amphibians, birds and butterflies. The surveys all take place on ten nearby sites a short walk from camp. There are plenty of books and other resources available on camp allowing you to learn your species ID before entering the field.
Camp life is basic but comfortable. All cooking is done by fire but there are plenty of opportunities to have meals other than rice and beans at an extra cost. Snacks and drinks can also be bought locally or from the camp snackbox.. The showers have running water (no bucket washes!) with surprisingly high water pressure. A new bar has recently been created which is well used on Friday party nights. There is no electricity on camp but electricals can be charged easily in Hellville the local town.
There are multiple opportunities for trips away from camp. Nosy Tanikely, a marine reserve is popular for snorkelling and diving with sightings of turtles common. There is also Nosy Komba which is home to habituated lemurs and a small animal park while also being brilliant for souvenir shopping. Staying over in Hellville is equally as popular where quadbiking around the island and experiencing the Malagasy nightlife are options.