Askari WCP

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Program website: http://www.askariwcp.com

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Askari is not only a place where you can come to make a difference, it is a place where you can come to learn about conservation. With enthusiastic, dedicated and educated field guides, a volunteer here will be exposed to awe inspiring diversity; from beetles to lions – there is a never ending colourful array of life forms that thrive here. It is truly an experience of a lifetime.

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Posted: March 26, 2013
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10
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10
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10
Age:
29

"A really amazing project. A stunning reserve. Although I did my research I wasn't prepared for such a rewarding experience. I couldn't expect how much I would learn and enjoy during my stay. I regret my 6 weeks were not 6 months. The project involves us in such wonderful tasks that are at the same time important and very much needed in order to maintain such an amazing place. The tasks and routines are part of a system that seems to have been built and shaped over all the years, nearly to perfection. Every week, every month has something new and exciting to offer. It is impossible to regret coming here (except the shortness of the stay, for even 6 months may not be enough), the amazing staff and the unique wilderness make sure of it."

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Posted: March 25, 2013
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10
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10
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10
By: ncardoso
Age:
24

I really enjoyed my stay at Askari. We did not only see a lot of animals, but also helped to conserve the reserve to maintain a good habitat for the animals and plants inside. Our stay was perfectly arranged with great accommodation and food and very friendly and helpful staff. There was some hard work to do, but it is always followed by a more relaxing activity like a game drive. I can recommend the Askari project to people who are not afriad to get involved in all the ins and outs of a game reserve.

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Posted: December 18, 2012
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9
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10
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10
Age:
32

"Askari is a unique and special place. the volunteer programme is well balanced, varied and above all enjoyable. I really felt that during my time here I was contributing to something worthwhile. Katie & Joe are clearly passionate about what they do and take the time to share their wealth of knowledge with you. Each and every animal sighting is different and special. I was fortunate enough to see pangolin, a lioness on a kill and many others, too numerous to mention. You are immediately made to feel welcome and Askari quickly became my Africa home away from home. Volunteering at Askari has definitely been a life-changing experience. I leave here with memories to treasure, great stories to share with friends and of course new found friends. Thanks to Katie & Joe for this amazing experience. Askari will be a hard act to follow."

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Posted: December 6, 2012
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10
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10
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10
By: am
Age:
37

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.

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Posted: November 21, 2012
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10
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10
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10
By: cogfraser
Age:
18

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