Testimonials

I had an amazing time at Askari. I have learned a lot during my stay at Askari, not only about wildlife, but also about myself. I’m so glad that I participated in trying to make the Pidwa dream come true. Thank you very very much....

I chose to volunteer at Askari as a fun way to see South Africa again. I do not regret it. Robbie and Katie are extremely knowledgeable and share their knowledge in a fun and interesting way. During my 2 month stay I learned a lot about not only South African wildlife and conservation, but myself as well. It was truly the experience of a lifetime and I made some truly wonderful friends that I will share this experience with forever....

I’ve been here for just two weeks but I’m so happy of the experience that I’ve lived. Getting to know a lot of new knowledge about the wildlife and the importance to keep as “wild” as possible the environment around. The sleep out night and the visit to Kruger Park Were just so beautiful. I have really enjoyed the information the Katie and Robbie Shared with us every time we were looking at some animal or working into the bush, those informations were just so interesting and useful....

I have loved my time at Askari, learnt so many new things, made some amazing friends and seen some unbelievable animal sightings my passion for conservation has just increased tenfold by being here and it is something I won’t ever forget. Also never imagined I’d come away after 2 weeks liking birds so much!...

Askari provided me with the opportunity to develop an in depth understanding of reserve management and its vital role in conservation of southern African wildlife. Askari allowed me to see South Africa in a way I could never have imagined. While at the same time giving back and truly making a difference. Beyond the 150+ animal species I saw and learnt to identify, I left Askari with lifelong friends from all over the world and a plethora of experiences, emotions and moments I will truly treasure for the rest of my life....

It was my first eco-volunteering program and I really enjoyed it. The Askari team is really dedicated to the wildlife conservation and it was highly interesting to share their knowledge and learn from them. The daily life was full of emotions and during the 2 weeks stay i could join my efforts to the team and make and change to preserve the wildlife. I totally recommend askari and I hope that conservation programmes will be developed and spread in the other South Africa reserves....

Askari is a programme like no other. They don’t just Protect Fauna but flora and everything encompassed within the reserve to the best of their ability and beyond witch incredible. It has been amazing to be a part of that for the last few months! Amazing Friends and memories have been made as well as knowledge gained that will stay with me for life for anyone that wants a once in a lifetime experience, Askari is definitely the place to be. A massive thank you to the incredible staff that made my stay as amazing as possible. Keep up the amazing work!...

Having done a few volunteer projects in the past, Askari has taken over my expectations for true conservation work and I can say I’ve found the valuable project I was looking for. Everything we do here is for the ecosystem, from the animals to the soil. Through Robbie and Katie's knowledge and enthusiasm I know I have played a part in something special. I’ve had the most moving animal encounters, the most emotional experiences and the happiest of days in the company of incredible people. Askari is unique in its pursuit for pure wilderness restoration and leaders in the field of wildlife conservation, and therefore I know I will return whenever I can. I feel I have captured the true spirit...

Our life’s calling in so far as the natural world is concerned is twofold:   Learn about it, the flora, fauna, and natural history   Work hands on to rehabilitate the areas damaged by human exploitationand keep it in good health.   Askari is one of the very few programs that fulfilled our calling in the  natural world in all dimensions. We came to Askari not as tourists but volunteers and eager students. Askari took us to new heights by enriching our knowledge and has given us the contentment that we’ve done our bit to leave the planet a better place for our children before we return to nature. Our heartfelt thanks to Askari and Kudos to the  passionate, knowledge and hospitable staff at Askari....