Travel to the Seychelles and contribute to critical research and conservation efforts within a national park.
Volunteers rotate between various projects during the week, these include:
In your down time you will be free to travel in the local area and can expect one or two free days per week, usually at weekends. In this time you could you could explore the islands of Praslin or La Digue, visit the capital of Mahé, Victoria, visit local beaches, snorkel or just relax on base. Before and after your program you could spend a little more time in the Seychelles on the outer islands of Praslin and La Digue, or join a charter to sail even further afield. Please allow several days if you hope to travel between islands, there are over 100 in the archipelago but getting around takes time – the possibilities are endless!
There will be one airport pick-up the day before the start of the expedition at 7:30am, which will drop off in Beau Vallon (food and accommodation before the Saturday start date is not included) On the morning of the expedition the pick-up point will be at the car park behind the Pearl Noire restaurant in Beau Vallon. Please ensure field staff are aware of your arrival plans.
Facilities will be more basic than you are accustomed to – please travel with an open mind and a willingness to adapt to local conditions. Accommodation is in shared (mixed sex) dorm rooms. There is cold running water available for showers and bottled water available for drinking. Bathroom facilities are shared, and participants also share base duties, including cleaning and other chores.
Participants take it in turns to prepare meals for the group. Food is basic but nutritious, and primarily vegetarian with optional fish or meat
available no more than once or twice a week. Breakfast could be porridge with fresh fruit, or occasionally pancakes or cereal, lunch and evening meals may include pasta, beans, rice, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, etc.