Testimonials

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....

Askari has been a blessing in my life. This authentic and helpful project is everything I’ve been dreaming of. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect coming here as it was my first experience with wildlife volunteering but I can now safely say that I made one of the best choices of my life by choosing Askari. The activities are both purposeful and fun. You can see that the hard work you’re providing is truly making a difference. I’ve honestly never felt this useful. The schedule is perfectly organised with enough time to relax but not so much time that you’re getting bored. Last but not least, Katie and Robbie are the best staff you could ever hope for. Always...

As a first time volunteer, Askari has set the bar extremely high. It has been refreshing to ignore the ‘real world’ and meet like-minded and passionate people, who want to help preserve the important parts of life. Thank you to Katie, Robbie and all the Askari team for the constant dedication and willingness to educate. It has been an incredible adventure and look forward to seeing you next year!...

Askari is a wonderful place, you’ll see animals in a new light and appreciate the wilderness. Katie and Robbie are there to give you the best experience and they give vast effort and enthusiasm. AND the friends you make are wonderful....

This was my very first time in Africa – and what a wonderful way in! First of all, I came here to discover southern Africa wildlife, and my expectations were fulfilled. What a pleasure to see the animals in the bush, in the most natural habitat a game reserve can provide. Jumping in the game viewer each morning is like heading for an adventure, not knowing what you would find. Also the “no off-roading” policy means that you do not disturb the animal. If he/she wants to stay a while with you, he/she stays on the road and if not, he/she vanishes into the bush. All that makes each and every sighting and incredible moment, when you feel close to...

Askari continues to be an incredible experience and each trip inspires and amazes me. It is so rewarding to be part of a project that really delivers tangible conservation efforts and when you return you’re able to see work done in previous trips making a difference in restoring the land and wildlife to its original state. Thank you for all the hard work and opportunities you provide to us volunteers – long may it continue!...