Camping facilities are provided for volunteers throughout their stay although longer-term volunteers must provide their own tents! Facilities are basic, especially when working in rural areas - electricity and piped water are available when in Fort Dauphin. However in the field, water is collected from rivers and wells before being treated to make it safe for drinking. Volunteers should be prepared for work that involves early morning rises, working in the evenings, physical exertion, adventurous road journeys and long hikes to reach remote and beautiful project sites. Meals mainly consist of rice, beans, vegetables and fruit.
N.B. Volunteers on Azafady's short-term English teaching program will stay in basic, secure accommodation in Fort Dauphin rather than camping.