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Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As this was my first time volunteering, I debated for a long time whether or not to chose a globally known organisation instead of Askari. However, I am so happy I didn’t, because my month at Askari is one of the best experiences I have ever had, and one I will never forget! I volunteered alongside 4 others, which meant... More 

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Thank Kayleigh J
Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I regularly do volunteer projects overseas, with a focus on wildlife/conservation. This project was the best I’ve done, and I’ve worked in Tonga, Indonesia, China, Thailand and this was my 4th trip to Africa. The framework was well set-up, the facilities way better than I’ve experienced before and it was ethically focused and not on income generated from the volunteers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first stayed at Askari in March 2016 and it was so good I had to return again before I left SA! I would encourage anyone to volunteer - I do not come from a conservation background but the programme is so informative and managers Katie and Ed so full of knowledge you leave feeling confident in the aims of... More 

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Thank TravelCroxie
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

"To put this wonderful experience into words is nearly impossible but I will try. Firstly Ed and Katie are 2 of the nicest people you could wish to meet. Their knowledge is amazing and enthusiasm to pass it on makes you want to try and use this knowledge to better yourself. The physical activities were very enjoyable and made you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

"The Askari Conservation Programme has far exceeded my expectations. As this is my second volunteer project in Africa, I came into this with a general idea of what to expect, but what I got was so much more. The staff could not have been better; everyone was so friendly, eager to help, extremely knowledgeable, and made my stay as enjoyable... More 

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Thank Lreich327
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My second visit to Askari was even more amazing than my first - and I never thought I'd be able to match the first one! Every day is a new and different experience & adventure whilst at the same time contributing to the important conservation work that the reserve is dedicated to. There is a great variety in the tasks... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I felt privileged to work as a volunteer at Askari for a month, that I could share in the vision of a wilderness reserve managed for habitat and wildlife conservation as the first and only priority. And have such fun doing it! We slept under the stars one night and watched the sunrise with lions roaring in the distance. We... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Askari programme is truly a rare experience. Their focus is on education, conservation, and restoration – which sets it apart from other reserve programs. I felt like my work was making a difference and that the people at Pidwa appreciated it. The reserve staff and guides were all extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. They were also very accommodating to the... More 

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Warmond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I did not expect to learn so much about the bush and make friends for life! I stayed for 4 weeks which included a one-week introduction on every aspect of living in the wilderness and managing a game reserve. It was the best time of my life! I loved not knowing what your day would look like, but go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I stayed 2 weeks on Askari reserve. I had a great time. We have done en seen a lot. Of course a lot of animals. Ed en Katie were great. The location is beautiful. hope to come back once. I really recommand this programme.

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Askari is set within the 25000 ha of Pidwa Wilderness reserve in the heart of South Africa. Volunteers live in a fantastic house accommodating up to 10 volunteers. There are two spacious rooms with shared, dormitory-style sleeping arrangements and a double room available for couples. Rooms have their own bathrooms and the house has a lounge, dining room, office, kitchen and outside area with barbeque facilities. All linen and a laundry service is provided. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme

Address: Pidwa Wilderness Reserve, Gravelotte 0895, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Gravelotte
Price Range: $58 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme South Africa/Gravelotte
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