The GVI research base is right on the beach at Anse St José. As one of our participants, you will join one of the leading marine and terrestrial data collection organisations in the Seychelles and contribute to critical conservation research on animals like giant tortoises, lemon sharks and marine turtles.
In addition to its abundant marine life, Curieuse is also recognized for its unique flora such as the endemic Coco de Mer palm, famous for its large palm nuts. Also notable are some of the last remaining healthy mangrove systems within the inner islands, making this island a botanical gem.
If you’re a fan of reptiles then you’ll be happy to know that there is a large population of Aldabra giant tortoises who roam freely on the island. There are so many in fact, that they outnumber the people. During the turtle breeding season, Hawksbill sea turtles and Green turtles will visit to lay their eggs. So depending on the time of year, volunteers will have the chance to survey beaches for evidence of turtle nests.
Learn to cook Seychellois Creole cuisine
Experience traditional moutya dancing on the beach
Stargaze and learn the southern constellations
Hike to the top of Mount Curieuse
Stand up paddleboard at sunrise
Visit Vallée de Mai in Praslin National Park
Spend the day at a secluded beach
Sleep under the stars on Mount Curieuse