Category Archives: Past volunteer testimonials

Mathis Drapeau -France……… Click Here

Where to start, and where to end after 4 amazing weeks here?! Maybe saying it was too short, but that I have enjoyed every minute, every activity, every sighting and moment shared with the Askari family. I was expecting something good, but it was more than just good. The time I have spent here is one of the best times… (more…)

Janneke van Kraglingen – The Netherlands ……… Click Here

I got picked up at the airport not really knowing what to expect and immediately we were Askarians! Within no time we new arrivals were part of the team. Everybody helped each other. I learnt so much about animals and conservation and the idea of Pidwa. I am so happy that I have been able to contribute to this idea.… (more…)

Olga Pozos Alexandre – Australia/Spain ……… Click Here

I really enjoyed my 2 week stay at Askari. I loved the respect and care the staff has for all animals. It was also fun participating in games and combining chores and fun. I think it is great how Askari not only cares and looks after the animals but also care and looks after the habitat. Askari also teaches the… (more…)

Miranda Coobs- The Netherlands……Click Here

It was an amazing, wonderful informative but most of all a time I will never forget! Katie and Ed are two amazing people and do an amazing job at Askari. I am thankful to be a member of the Askari family!

Iris Wisse – The Netherlands………Click Here

Had an amazing 6 weeks at Askari, made a lot of new friends and had some awesome sightings. Don’t want to leave now! The staff are amazing and always friendly and are always so much fun. I will miss everything about Askari. Thank You so much for everything!

Victoria Williams – England………click here

My experience at Askari has been invaluable. I have learnt so much from Katie and Ed, although I didn’t realise it at the time. The message from Askari isn’t just about conservation and respect for the wild bush of Africa, but to have a bloody fun time while doing it. We worked hard, we played hard and i cannot thank… (more…)

Jake Kitchiner – England……… click here

Excellent programme with the right balance of learning and work contributing to the reserve. Askari probably doesn’t give itself the credit that it deserves. It opened my eyes to so many new things, Askari and South Africa will always have a special place in my heart.

Fabian Mausbeck – Germany………click here

It has been a really nice experience to live and work next to wild animals. To see them in their natural environment was one of my best experiences I have ever had. Our group was so pleasant and it was a pleasure to meet every single one. We had a mad time and did a lot of things together like… (more…)

Alastair Thornton – England………click Here

Askari conservation programme was awesome. The staff that work there are a credit to Pidwa. The accomodation is awesome. All I can say is that Askari is lovely and will always stay with me forever, so I thank all parties invloved. 100%.

Mckenzie Brocker – USA …………click Here

Askari is a unique volunteer project that has real conservation goals. Whilst volunteering I learned so much you would never learn in another safari type experience. At the same time staying in a beautiful place with wonderful people, made great friends, had lots of fun, and contributed to the real conservation of South African ecosystems. The staff are friendly and… (more…)

Jess Wood – England………….click here

Having never done anything like this before I didn’t know what to expect. Nothing disappointed me though we did a variety of different activites but always allowed time to watch the animals. My first day here, on our way to move some fencing, we came across 3 lions in the river. We got close to them and sat and watched… (more…)

Esther Cowen – Australia…….click here

I had some spectacular sightings over my time at Askari. I had fun everyday and saw a side of conservation and the wild that not many people get to see.

Sinead Grigg – England….click here

I’ve had opportunities to see Lions, Elephant, Honey Badgers and many more. I’ve learned so many things from all the different animal species to birds

Alexandre Rullier – France… here

We had some amazing moments with animals, nature an of course some good guys who were volunteers at the same moment!

Emberstar Wakefield – USA….click here

I had a better time than I could’ve even hoped for. It was an absolutely wonderful experience, sometimes it was hard work but very rewarding. Saw and did a wide variety of things and enjoyed it all. A week in, I am already planning my return for next year. I wish I never had to leave!

Nienke Holtrop – The Netherlands….click here

I also learnt a lot about all the animals and the bush

Charlee Shepard – Canada……click here

This was the most incredible experience of my life

Ryan Wheatley – Canada… here

This truly amazing and unique opportunity is unlike any other. Dreams come true and perceptions change

Erin Burton – Canada….click here

I could see my own values reflected in the practices and goals on the reserve

Kristen Glass – Canada ….click here

Working at Askari was a chance to experience conservation efforts at their finest

Aike Kraayenvanger and Martijn Schurink – The Netherlands….click here

In even two weeks we’ve learned so much about the bush, animals, vegetation, birds etc

Laura Earl (second stay) – England….click here

This place is just so incredible, every day is a new adventure.

Davine Arckens – Belgium….click here

We were the lucky group. I’m very happy with my stay here

Natalie Steiner – England….click here

Learning how the African bush truly works and functions by having hands on experience is something everyone should experience at least once.

Jennifer Alexander – Canada……click here

The education I received here with regards to conservation has really opened my eyes to the utmost need for sustainability

Molly Easton – England… here

I had a really brilliant time. The animals were incredible

Joanne Laton – Canada… here

Exploring Pidwa reserve opened my eyes to many beautiful parts of our world

Richard Wiles – England… here

I found the project very informative and well organised.

Anne Wiles – England……click here

I cannot imagine anyone coming away from this program without gaining a significantly improved understanding of what conservation means in reality

Steven Bradburn…..England…click here

My only regret is having decided to do 2 weeks instead of more

Casey Mckeown – England….click here

It’s not just what you see though, the work you do there is good, to know that it’s making a difference and that’s a great feeling.

Shauna Mckeown – England….click here

There are no words to describe my time here, you can only know how amazing it is by experiencing it for yourself

Sumayah Rahman – USA……click here

I cannot believe how much I learned about wildlife and the inner workings of an African wilderness reserve.

Liz McBriar – England….click here

Askari really is an outstanding volunteering project. Believe the reviews!

Mathias Weigand – Germany….click here

The reserve has a stunning nature and we had our accommodation in the middle of it.

Martin Borchers – USA….click here

Askari is a place that everyone can enjoy

James Montgomery – England….click here

There’s a reason Askari is so highly regarded – take the trip of a lifetime and find out why.

Boram Noh – South Korea….click here

I learned how to love nature, I learned many things from the nature.

Janan Kothari – Belgium….click here

I’ve made a lot of new friends and enjoyed being a part of such a hard working team.

Blaz Blazic – Slovenia….click here

I learned so many new things during my two weeks stay