The best possible way to enjoy your stay in Le Morne is to get to know its people and their culture. During this week you will make new friends and learn a little more about this stunning part of Africa. You’ll find yourself picking up the local language, learning a few cooking tips and find out more about your forthcoming project and why it’s so important to the community.
In 2008 Le Morne became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll be able to hike along its Le Brabont Trails and drive to Chamarel where you will see the mysterious ‘seven coloured site’, then drive through the Blackwater National Park and catch a glimpse of the area’s unique flora and fauna.
You will partake in five days of activities to introduce you to the La Digue Island culture and surroundings, and to interact with fellow participants. During the last day of this week, you’ll also visit your project to learn about the work and perhaps even begin some of it.
You’ll learn about safety and transport rules of the gap volunteer Africa visit, as well as general ‘do’s and don’ts. One of the days will be spent visiting the unique geographical phenomenon of Chamarel and another being driven through Black River National Park.
You’ll also attend classes to learn the local dialogue and to cook Le Morne-style. A visit to the slave monument and a hike on the Brabont Trail are also pencilled in.