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Discover the Madagascan hills and wildlife all while improving the lives of cats!

  • 10 - 21 May 2025
  • Madagascar
  • £399 registration fee
  • £4,700 sponsorship commitment

Experience the remarkable views and sounds of Madagascar on our brand-new international adventure!

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Do you want to:
  • make the world a better place for cats?
  • help raise funds for the cats and kittens in our care?
  • share the experience with a group of like minded people and experience an amazing bucket list challenge together?
  • push yourself out of your comfort zone?
Then join Cats Protection on this magical trip and you will be making such a difference to cats’ lives!

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Encounter the unmistakable lemurs and other wildlife on this trek as you make your way up into the hills of Madagascar. Stop on your way to explore remarkable caves and take a cool dip at the clear rock pools.

Take in the spectacular views at ‘Dream Valley’ before heading onto the incredible sights at Chameleon Peak.

Continue your journey to visit the Andasibe National Park to learn about the work being taken to protect endangered lemurs and other animals. 

By joining this magical trip, you will be making such a difference to cats’ lives. With your help the funds raised could be enough to feed all the cats in a small centre for one year!

You can be the reason a cat or kitten’s life is improved as you join our Madagascar Trek!

Read the itinerary here


Madagascar was everything I had imagined it to be. Remote, unspoilt, beautiful and a surprise around every corner! The wildlife was simply spectacular, from the vast array of multi-coloured insects, to the inquisitive geckos and shy lemurs – so many unique species that just can’t be found anywhere else. The trekking was tough, but the constantly changing views, and keeping an eye out for lemurs that could appear at any moment, made it all worthwhile!

Sarah Burgess - Madagascar Trekker


How far is the Madagascar Trek?

This trip is rated as moderate to challenging for someone of good fitness levels. You will be trekking for five consecutive days, over varying and sometimes challenging terrain. You will cover approximately 15-20km per day and this will take around 6 – 8 hours.

How much experience do I need?

This is an ideal challenge for those who have completed a UK or international trek and are looking for their next challenge. There are a few long days of travelling that are made up for with plenty of trekking and exploring.

Why should I trek Madagascar for Cats Protection?

As a charity, we rely solely on your generosity and kindness to enable us to go on caring for cats and kittens. Our international challenges are the perfect way to challenge yourself and raise money to help cats in need while making unforgettable memories. Just imagine that sense of achievement when you reach both summits, knowing you’ve raised an incredible £4,700 towards giving many cats and kittens a second chance at life.

What are the costs?

The registration fee is £399 per person, which you can pay in up to three instalments. Then you have two fundraising options to choose from:

  • Full fundraising = £4,700 sponsorship pledge
  • Mixed fundraising = £2,351 sponsorship pledge + you pay an invoice of £1,175 by 15 February 2025

80% of your fundraising pledge must be raised by 15 February 2025, and you have up to three months after the event to raise the remaining 20%. 

There is a self funding option should you wish to pay the full trip costs (£2,351), you can select this option when you sign up. If you choose to self fund you will not have a fundraising pledge to reach, you simply raise as much as you can. 

Please note there are also airport taxes that are payable eight weeks prior to departure, these are approximately £350. 

How do I sign up?

Click sign up now below to go to Different Travel's website and pay the registration fee immediately or fill out our free simple ‘Register your interest’ form and we will guide you through the sign up process.

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How we support you throughout your journey

When you join Team Cats, you’ll get a first-class experience including:

  • dedicated and bespoke support and encouragement from Evie in our Events team, who will be there with you every step of the way, answering any questions you have and sharing their personal experiences of challenge events
  • stories about the cats you’re helping
  • a brilliant fundraising pack containing fundraising resources, guides, information, tips and ideas, and sponsorship forms
  • free branded trekking top to wear on the trip, a fundraising top to wear at fundraising events and a lanyard and ID card
  • practical fundraising support 
  • access to our exclusive Facebook community of Cat Champions, where you’ll connect with other cat lovers, exchange ideas, tips, and advice
  • a warm welcome into our Strava trekking club
  • a training day at Snowdon
  • virtual meet-up events with the rest of your international team
How to sign up

If you want to secure your spot and pay your registration fee press the ‘Sign up now’ button today.

You can get your place in five simple steps:

  1. Click the sign-up button to go to Different Travel's website sign-up form.
  2. Choose your fundraising option from full fundraising, mixed fundraising or self-funding.
  3. Enter your contact details.
  4. Pay your registration fee today, or get in touch with Different Travel direct to split your registration fee in up to three instalments – this can be done up until October 2023. 
  5. You’ll receive an email welcoming you to the team, followed by some fundraising resources to get you started!

If you are not ready to pay your registration fee and secure your spot you can register your interest instead and you will be sent further information. 

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Get in touch

If you have questions, call our Events team on 01825 741 960 or email 

We can protect cats, but we need your help. Join the team and start making an impact today.

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