Andrew Schnorr – USA….click here

Slide2 (2)I had the privledge to be part of Askari for two months and while I could write volumes about my experiences there, I can sum it up in two words: Do it. If you are debating whether or not you want to join Askari, I can confirm that it is a worthwhile, and quite frankly, amazing experience. I like to describe it as a “big kid’s summer camp”. There is always something to do, and the activities, while sometimes demanding, are always fun, and you have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping an inspiring conservation effort, working to make the African bush more natural, one day at a time. But truth be told it’s the unplanned “that-wasn’t-in-the-brochure” moments which will stick with you as fantastic memories. And who can forget the animals; the ecological diversity at Pidwa is very impressive, and I saw all sorts of creatures during my time there. But more than anything, it’s the people who define the experience, and in my time at Askari I’ve had the opportunity to meet and befriend folks from literally all around the world. And of course, Katie and Joe are an amazing pair, who not only manage the program like well-designed clockwork but are also welcoming, knowledgeable about the bush and easy to relate with, and I am happy to count them amongst my friends. So, if you want to meet great people, see as many animals as you would in any safari, and work to be part of a very noble conservation cause, Askari is seriously the place to be, and I’m happy I could play a part.

Leave a Reply