Testimonials

My 2nd trip to Askari and each time I’m blown away – love what they do here and how they do it. You learn so much and the staff are fun and informative. Great to have an opportunity to be involved and contribute in some small way. My happy place.  ...

I absolutely loved my time at Askari. Not only did we see amazing animals and sights but we learnt so much! Katie and Robbie are so passionate about what they do and it’s contagious. We had a lot of variety in our projects and Katie and Robbie went the extra mile to make sure we saw every animal. Would recommend to anybody who’s interested in taking part in continuing Askari’s conservation goals and learn a truck load along the way.  ...

I loved my time at Askari, and love is a small word for this case! I spent 2 months here, so I think during my time we covered all the activities and they were amazing. Katie & Robbie are wonderful, they have lots of things to teach everybody and they are really passionate about what they do. I really recommend the Askari project. It’s such an amazing experience. I don’t regret the time I spent here and I want to come again as soon as possible....

I expected to roll up the sleeves, work hard at any project and probably learn a fair bit along the way. What was gained far exceeded my expectations. After an emotional farewell I realised the this journey did not only open my eyes further to conservation but I also gained an immense appreciation of purpose. The conservation blood line within this team runs very strong through ownership to management and into the volunteers. We were fortunate to meet the owners who support this mission which confirmed an intelligent vision and commitment to simply do the right thing for the land & all those on it so the future children can enjoy. Their passion is emphasised by this team who patiently share...

I didn’t really know what to expect when I booked my trip to Askari, but after 2 days in the reserve I knew I made the right choice. Pidwa is amazing in so many points and particularly for its principles conserving wildlife. It comforted me in my desires to seek further in nature conservation and environmental protection. It made me discover a whole new world where I found purpose to my actions. More over, the staff is incredible. Always open minded, amazingly knowledgeable, really good teachers, funny….I can’t thank Askari enough for this wonderful project and I truly hope to come back soon....

I came for the first time to Africa. It was a dream…thanks to Askari Wilderness programme, it became a passion. All the activities I participated in were filled with knowledge, I learnt a lot here and I will continue to work for programmes like Askari. Katie and Robbie are amazing, kind, patient and passionate. It was a pleasure to discover Africa and this programme with them....

Staying at Askari was a fantastic adventure… Unlike travel or safaris, we are here to help, to learn and to make a difference for the south African wildlife and environment… while having as much fun as we would during a travel/ safari…! Askari purposes are noble and ethical, and the staff make us feel like we are a part of this big project… Every day is a new adventure, you never know what wild animals you’re gonna encounter on the road, but you can see a big part of the south Africa wildlife! The staff is very nice, involved and passionate and transform a lot of activities into fun games and little contests… Thank you so much Katie and Robbie (and...

Askari has been a great experience for me and I am delighted to have been able to help with this wonderful project. I met incredible volunteers and all the staff were great with us. I learned a lot from Katie and Robbie and I want to thank them a thousand times for their patience and knowledge. I hope that other reserves in South Africa will take the example of Pidwa for the protection of wildlife....

At Askari, I have spent an amazing 4 weeks contribution to conserving and protecting the local plants and animals. All while learning a lot and having an absolute blast with the group of volunteers and the lovely staff. A month truly flies by but at least we’re going home with a wealth of new knowledge, experience and friends. It’s an incredibly rewarding and fun experience, I cannot recommend it enough....

The days feel long, but the weeks go by way too fast. This coming from someone who couldn’t go to a friends house for a sleepover without getting homesick. I think I can safely say that I have never felt so comfortable away from home being here. Katie, Robbie and the rest of the staff here are so unbelievably knowledgeable, in an area that even as environmental student, goes far beyond what we know, and yet they see us and treat us as equals. They seemed just as eager to learn from us as we did from them. I felt completely safe during my time here and would happily come back in a heartbeat. Thank you for sharing this beautiful place...