The Askari programme is a hands on, adventurous, real African experience and no matter whether you are interested in conservation or not, you will have an amazing time. Not only do you get involved in exciting projects such as Cheetah monitoring and Rhino de-horning, but you will learn so so much about the wildlife on the reserve; not just the big five. It's impossible to not become passionate about conservation by the end of the project, Joe and
Katie are so knowledgeable and their enthusiasm is contagious.
Whilst there is lots of hands on conservation work such as erosion control, there is plenty of opportunities to have amazing animal sightings, so bring a decent camera!!
The research side of it is so interesting regardless of whether you are interested in ecology or zoology, and you will often spot a giraffe or some elephants during research drives.
Great accommodation, friendly, knowledgeable staff, tasty food, WiFi and a pet warthog. This project is an incredible experience for anyone even vaguely interested in animals.