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Nkonzo Bush Academy

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R102 Louis Fourie Road, Mossel Bay 6520, South Africa
+27 76 419 0096
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Beautiful wildlife, abysmal personal experience

I attended Nkonzo Bush Academy in April/May 2016. To provide context for this review, I had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gillian F
Life Changing Experience

Being a part of the Nkonzo Bush Academy was a dream come true. Arno has such a great philosophy... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Hannah W
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​Nkonzo Wildlife Research (NWR) is an ethical conservation and research company focusing on hands on operations, real world application, research to the benefit of wildlife and inspiring a new generation to care for the planet. Founded on the dream of being different, the name Nkonzo comes from the language of Lingala in central Africa meaning possibility or new beginnings. At Nkonzo we believe in the bigger picture; creating experiences that not only focus on the ethical wellbeing of all animals, both human and not, and the future of the environment by making a positive impact on the conservation industry and the lives of African wildlife. We're working for a better future by showing the world what wildlife is supposed to look like and how we can coexist together. NWR prides itself on ethical operations, supporting local business, and the reduction of human-animal conflict.
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R102 Louis Fourie Road, Mossel Bay 6520, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended Nkonzo Bush Academy in April/May 2016. To provide context for this review, I had graduated from my undergraduate studies in Conservation Biology a year earlier. I learnt a lot as a wildlife intern for Nkonzo: the guides are very knowledgable, they are very...More

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NkonzoBushAcademy, Owner at Nkonzo Bush Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gillian, thank you for taking the time to review Nkonzo. It is unfortunate that a negative perception of your experience is what remains with you years later. At Nkonzo we are proud of the organizations and universities through which our collaborations are possible and...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Being a part of the Nkonzo Bush Academy was a dream come true. Arno has such a great philosophy when it comes to viewing wildlife, which I truly admire. He goes above and beyond in teaching about African wildlife, and you can feel every bit...More

Thank Hannah W
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I can't recommend Nkonzo Bush Academy enough - I had the best month ever at doing my internship. It was especially good for a zoology student like myself to gain practical skills in terms of wildlife research, tracking animals, dangerous game training, lectures and logging...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I enjoyed every minute spent I spent with Arno and Mandi at Nkonzo Bush Academy. My time there was much better than expected. You go daily to the amazing reserve plenty of free-roaming wildlife where you learn many things related with conservation, animal ethics and...More

Thank Alberto A
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

After 3 months in Africa visiting different game reserves,my time with Arno and Mandy at Nkonzo was easily the highlight of my trip. Arno and Mandy are two of the most hospitable people I have ever met and truly care about their clients. I could...More

Thank Brendonluke
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Loved every moment! From the moment we arrived till the moment we left. The experience and knowledge I gained has changed my life.

Thank Kimberly W
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

One of the best ways to see wild African wildlife in SA. Amazing reserve, and amazing staff. Arno is an expert and creates a wonderful experience.

Thank Quinn Z
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend this to anyone. It was the greatest experience I have ever had. Arno amd Mandi are both great and I learned so much from them. It was the honestly the best.

Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

What an awesome experience! Arno and Mandy the two hosts were just amazing with everything we have learned about the African bush and its wildlife. Keep up the good work as this was one of my best trips to the southern cape of Africa in...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to get a really taste of South Africa with two wonderful guides, this is the place to go! :-) I had the best time of my life, spending time with wild animals, slpeeing in a (comfy) tent and spending the evening around...More

Thank Charlotte-Ducotterd
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