Monthly Archives: June 2012

A morning with the mongoose

Now the fun really began……The first job was to identify individuals so that once they were marked, we could record who we had marked and with what pattern.

Action packed day – LION FIGHT – diary extract

How to start the day today?  The day began normally enough by waking up after a night under the stars on the beach at sunrise.  I know this is not a normal start to any day for all people, but at Askari, things are clearly different. After packing up our things and heading back to base camp, we all cleaned… (more…)

A busy day in training week – Diary extract

Wednesday was a crazy day starting with a lecture on the conservation management by Garth and then a tour of HQ. After our tour, Katie then gave us a lecture on alien plant species and we went out on the game viewer to identify a few. We came back for lunch of meat pies and salad. After lunch, Joe drove… (more…)

Amazing nocturnal monitoring drive – Diary extract

  The meal of kudu and impala poikie was amazing, and after things were cleaned up we went out for the nocturnal mammal drive at 7:00 p.m. Within an hour of the drive, we came upon two lions resting on Central cutline road, and were all amazed to see this…little did we know that this sighting was only the start… (more…)

Sleep out experience – Diary extract

I fell quickly asleep searching for shooting stars and orbiting satellites.

Transport to Askari

You will first need to fly to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo international airport and then take either a connecting flight or a bus. Click here to read all details about internal flights and buses

Michael Fraser – Canada (2nd stay)….click here

This is our second year in a row that we have come to this wonderful place and we will continue to return each year to share this place with as many people as possible

Matthias Sebecke – Canada….click here

Activities such as the cheetah and brown hyaena telemetry have given me insight into how the animals live

Matthew Lapointe – Canada….click here

Participating in the Askari Conservation Programme was the best decision I have ever made

Audra Ludington – USA….click here

Skills used here can be transferred over into a future job

Dawn Mitchell – England….click here

The sleep out is lots of fun with plenty of nocturnal animals to be seen and heard.

Aubrey Snow – USA….click here

The activities are a blast, the experience is unforgettable

Mary Beirne – Ireland….click here

My ambition to see animals, particularly the elephant, rhino, etc in their natural habitat was fulfilled

Margaret Cunnane – Ireland….click here

I would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at Pidwa and participating in the Askari Conservation Programme

David Ryrie – Canada….click here

The accommodations for volunteers were nothing short of stunning.

Justin Fujimoto – Canada….click here

Every day can present itself with something new and interesting

Allison Van vugt – Canada….click here

The Askari Wilderness conservation Programme is one of the greatest opportunities I have ever experienced

David Himelfarb – Canada…..click here

Truly a once in a lifetime experience

Rebecca Elder – Canada….click here

During my 2 week stay at Askari, I’ve seen twice the animals I expected to see

Olivier Pontbriand-Pare – Canada….click here

I have so many good memories about my journey on Pidwa and I will keep them carefully for the rest of my life