650 km east of Mauritius lies the smallest of the Mascarene Islands which comprises Mauritius and Reunion. A breathtakingly striking piece of paradise named after the Portuguese explorer; Diego Rodrigues in 1528. With only 96 days to go until one of the biggest international events are hosted on this dynamic island, planning is in full swing to welcome 240 athletes who will tackle a unique and dynamic version of the gruelling Expedition Africa. Exquisite self-feeding coral reefs, micro islands, beaches, caves, creeks and sheer cliffs are amongst the natural beauty that makes Rodrigues island so attractive. This gorgeous island is a result of volcanic activities, meaning the island is made from basaltic rocks and hosts 30 limestone caves, of which only two are open to the public.