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Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme

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Losser, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the eight weeks who I was at Askari were awesome!!! you live in a beautiful setting surrounded by nature. when I arrived at Askari you immediately feel that you are part of a large Askari family. What makes it very easy to make new friends. in my time at Askari have I learned a lot about wildlife, conservation and the...

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Oudenaarde, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Askari is the best programme I could imagine. This is one of the few programmes what really include the whole animal kingdom. Not only driving around, but it is all about helping the animals and with this helping the environment. The guides teach you how everything is linked up with each other and that link is needed in the chain...

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I first arrived at Askari I was a bit afraid and wondering if everything was going to work out, but when I got to know the people and the work that is being done at Askari I can safely say that it has been the best time I have ever had!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 12 weeks I spent in Askari were awesome! I met great people, learnt a lot about wildlife and how to conserve it and had a lot of fun at the same time! Pidwa and the animals living in the reserve are gorgeous, volunteering there is a real pleasure; everyday is different and you really feel like you're helping making...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had the best experience here at Askari which I will never forget. During my 12 weeks here I have learnt so much about the bush and everything that is needed to be done to protect this incredible environment and all the flora and fauna within it. I have really felt that I have made a small difference in...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of the best experience of my life. I have got a big crush with the bush. The programme is really well done, staying at Askari makes you feel like you are one of the staff of the reserve. I definitely want to come back, it was awesome, thanks for everything.

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Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the most amazing experience of my life. Fell in love with the bush and Africa. I’ve learned here a lot and become one with nature. It is really fun living with a group so diverse. I will defenitely come back!

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France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been thinking about doing such project for a long time, I am really glad that I picked Askari. I stayed there for 6 weeks and time flew by so fast, I really wish I had stayed longer. Katie and Ed are awesome people, they have so much knowledge but they can also be really fun. The volunteer's house...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This has been something I've wanted to do for years now and I am so grateful I've had the opportunity to do it with Askari. It took me a while to find these guys on the internet but i'm so glad I took the time to find an organisation that really does care about wildlife and conservation, unlike a lot...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you for this 2 weeks. It was a very beautiful experience. We were very lucky and saw a lot during the weeks. South Africa’ nature is amazing. I am glad to do useful work with a great team in a splendid area. I hope, one day, doing something like that again!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Askari is set within the 25000 ha of Pidwa Wilderness reserve in the heart of South Africa. Volunteers live in a fantastic house accommodating up to 10 volunteers. There are two spacious rooms with shared, dormitory-style sleeping arrangements and a double room available for couples. Rooms have their own bathrooms and the house has a lounge, dining room, office, kitchen and outside area with barbeque facilities. All linen and a laundry service is provided. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme

Address: Pidwa Wilderness Reserve, Gravelotte 0895, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Gravelotte
Price Range: R758 - R842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“This is a volunteer program, with shared accommodation in a roomy house in a beautiful garden setting.”
ClaireM876, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Being a hardened Irish girl I was fairly confident they don't know the meaning of 'cold' in SA. They do. If it's winter when you're visiting, bring track suit bottoms and hoodies to wrap up in in the evenings. Also, don't bother overpacking with shampoo and conditioner, as soon as you arrive in Hoedspruit you'll get the chance to go to a supermarket and pick up those essentials.”
Ellenelle, 1 Oct 2013 | Read review
“look forward to sharing bathrooms with adorable little frogs! Each room is fantastic.”
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939RebeccaE, 10 Jun 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, and the beds are so comfortable!”
DavidB184, 10 Jun 2012 | Read review
“You have a choice of staying in a room with others or in a private room (if available). Both are very nice accommodations. The volunteer house is kept very clean. There is electricity and hot water.”
heatherafricalove, 18 Dec 2011 | Read review
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