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Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 29, 2010

I could not reccommend The Askari WCP more. The two months I spent on the reserve were the most unique an satisfying of my life. If you have even the slightest interest in animals then this is the place for you. You will be blown away by the professional set up and complete dedication and enthusiasm of all involved in the project. From day one you will become a valuable member of the team and when your time comes to head home you will look back and see all of the ways in which you have made a difference. Not only that, with your fellow volunteers you are garunteed to have an amazing time and after all of your hard work you will have plenty of opportunity to let your hair down. However, without doubt, the stars of the show are the animals. I could not believe how easy it was to sit and watch them in action. More often than not you would have to drag yourself away. Even the most mundane of animal behaviours became mindblowing and would leave you wanting more. The breathtaking scenery didn't hurt either.
I have experienced other volunteer projects but this was far and away the best. You will become a valuable member of a working team, helping to run the reserve doing everything from tracking and counting the animals to maintaining the game drive vehicle. The accommodation is also excellent. you will have plenty of personal space and all of your home comforts. If you get the opportunity you have to go!! I am already planning a return visit.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

I spent 4 wonderful weeks at Askari in January / February 2009 and I still think it was the most rewarding experiential holiday of my life. Working as a travel consultant and tour leader for the past 23 years I have met many people and travelled to many places around the world, but the professionalism, friendship and experiences offered by the staff at Askari far-outshone most of my other travel situations. The work that you do and the relaxed but professional way that you do it is not replicated anywhere else, and my only complaint was the boredom on our 1 day off each week! Great for anyone, any age, who wants to make a difference in conservation.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with friends
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Room Tip: Très bien. Lit double pour ma compagne et moi, douche quotidienne et service pour la lessive. WIFI.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2017
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme

Address: Pidwa Wilderness Reserve, Gravelotte 0895, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Gravelotte
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Gravelotte
Price Range: $60 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme South Africa/Gravelotte

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