Askari WCP

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Before coming to Askari I was very nervous but excited and I didn’t really know what to expect. But as soon as I arrived Ketie and Ed were so welcoming and I felt at ease straight away. Over the past month has been the most amazing experience. 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. We also had very full-on activities like darting Sable which was incredible a very special couple of days I’ve enjoyed every single moment here and it’s been a life time opportunity doing this amazing programme. I’ve met some amazing people and a big thanks to Katie and Ed for making this experience the best!!

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Posted: December 4, 2015
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23

People often ask me what my experience with Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme, Pidwa Wilderness Reserve was like and I find myself speechless. The indescribable natural beauty, talented staff, comfortable accommodations, and unwavering amazement of the surroundings made it an unforgettable experience. Always feeling safe with our hosts Katie and Ed every moment was an incredible learning experience. In after two short weeks seeing and being able to identify over 100 species of birds and over 60 species of mammals this is an opportunity of a lifetime. When an opportunity comes up to volunteer with Askari WCP believe me you won’t regret participating in an incredible conservation programme within a benchmark wilderness reserve.
A chance unlike any other to learn about the importance of sustainable design and increase knowledge around environmental science, conservation, wildlife monitoring, and so much more. I hope to return and experience this wonderful and inspirational place, Pidwa Wilderness Reserve forever has a place in my heart. Thank you Katie and Ed for making it a truly amazing experience!

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Posted: November 15, 2015
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By: RyanW
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26

From the moment I arrived, I knew I would never want to leave. Two weeks was not nearly long enough! Katie and Ed are both amazing hosts and wonderful people. Not only are they welcoming and friendly, but they're also incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. During a great animal sighting you can tell that they're just as excited as the volunteers.
The accommodations are fantastic. The beds are comfy, the food is delicious, and there's a pool! (Which is definitely not too cold in the fall, despite what Ed might tell you).
This trip exceeded all my expectations. Every day at Askari was an adventure. Not only do you get to experience the African bush, but you also feel like you're making a difference and contributing to something worthwhile. The Pidwa Wilderness Reserve is run with integrity and dedication. They don't manipulate the environment for the sake of tourists - it's all about wildlife and conservation.
Overall - a very rewarding experience. I'll definitely be going back next chance I get!
"There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed"

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Posted: June 16, 2015
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By: eburton
Age:
25

I participated in the Askari 2 week programme with a group of students and teachers from my college. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was blown away by everything when I arrived. The hosts, Katie and Ed were such passionate, knowledgeable and hospitable people. The food was great, the volunteer house was comfy and had everything we needed, the maid service was excellent and of course, the landscape and wildlife surrounding us were astonishing. The activities that we participated in showed us that there is a lot of work that goes into managing a wildlife reserve and it was always very rewarding at the end of the day to know what we had accomplished as a team. Everything about Askari is inspirational, and will most definitely change the way you live your life!

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Posted: June 13, 2015
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By: khb243
Age:
23

The depth of knowledge, enthusiasm and passion were inspirational moments throughout my stay. Both Katie and Ed demonstrated leadership qualities that really formed the glue for a teamwork atmosphere. The education I received here with regards to conservation has really opened my eyes to the utmost need for sustainability for both the wildlife and the ecosystem they inhabit. Being a part of all the projects was engaging and informative and gave you a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. I highly recommend the program. Be prepared to “embrace the bush” as Katie would say! Thanks for an amazing experience guys!

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Posted: April 30, 2015
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