Trois Ilets, Martinique
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Approximately 2¾ Hours
Meals not included
A genuine labor of love, the Slaves' Savannah offers a marvelous insight into the pre- and post-abolition life of Africans brought to Martinique through the slave trade.
Created by Gilbert Larose, the Savannah is a reproduction of a slave village. It pays homage to slaves who escaped between 1850 and 1900. The huts here are authentically constructed of wattle and daub, and the spartan furnishings and gardens accurately depict the stark deprivation that characterized the inhabitants' lives. The roofs are thatched with sugarcane leaves.
The small on-site museum is dedicated to the slave history of Martinique, with an exhibition of statues carved in mahogany wood illustrating the various stages of life during this period.
You will visit the traditional Creole Garden, seeing fruits and vegetables, including sweet potatoes, manioc, guava and bananas. Your guide will show you the medicinal plants -- essential for life and the survival of Martiniques ancestors.
Learn how to make the traditional baton kako (stick of cocoa) with roasted and peeled cocoa beans -- it is used in numerous West Indies recipes.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations.