Askari is a volunteer programme where you have the chance to really make a difference to conservation and African wildlife. Askari is situated on Pidwa Wilderness Reserve and the staff and volunteers of Askari are seen as an extension of the team responsible for running the reserve.  During your time with us you will experience life on a game reserve and will be actively involved in all aspects thereof.


“Askari” is the name given to the young male elephants that are found in the company of the old, wise bulls.  The Askaris spend time out in the bush learning all the skills that the bull has spent his lifetime perfecting.  

In the East African language ‘Swahili’, “Askari” also means protector


And so for us, the name Askari is twofold. During your time here you will not only become a student of the bush, like the young elephants, but you will also assist us as a protector of our precious environment.


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