Askari WCP

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9.9 / 10 after 102 Reviews Based on overall, support & value average ratings
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If you are looking for a holiday with a difference, then you can’t pick a more suitable places than Askari. From the friendliness of the staff to activities planned, they’ve got it spot on. There’s a good range of activities from researching herbivore numbers to cutting down and injecting alien plants. Cheetah tracking is very exciting, to know just how close you are to the magnificent animals. There is a huge variety of animals to see on your many trips out. Activities are broken up during the day so there is always an array of different and enjoyable tings to do. Always expect the unexpected too. You NEVER know what you will see or hear. The sleep out is lots of fun with plenty of nocturnal animals to be seen and heard. The house itself is clean, tidy and well looked after by Bongani who will also do washing twice per week. The food is excellent, with a wide variety of choices to suit all taste buds. The staff, both at Askari and the reserve management team are friendly, very welcoming and very knowledgeable. There’s nothing that is too much trouble for them and there’s no such thing as asking too many questions, which is great. If you want an exciting holiday, whilst helping to preserve Africa as it should be, then look no further – you’ve found it!

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Posted: June 9, 2012
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By: DawnM1973
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38

The Askari Conservation Programme has been a life changing experience. You get to do various activities that are key to the success of conserving the Pidwa Wilderness Reserve. There is more to conservation than just collecting flora and fauna data, for instance, removal of invasive species, collecting garbage, protecting trees from elephant etc. are all key components that are important and you learn this here. The accommodations are awesome, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the area is breathtaking. The skills and knowledge I have gained here is something I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life. It is rare to see successful conservation in action.

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Posted: May 30, 2012
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By: macrobin
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My stay here at Askari has been an eye opening experience. It has given me some insight into how conservation in South Africa works. I also believe that this may be a further career move for me. The programs here were fun and hard combining knowledge and physical abilities. Activities such as the cheetah and brown hyaena telemetry have given me insight into how the animals live there day to day lives the bush. I could go on all day, Askari is one of a kind program and everyone should take part at one point in their lives.

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Posted: May 27, 2012
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10
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20

My time here was even better than expected. All the staff is really nice and helpful, and willing to make you have a good time. The activities are always useful and I’ve learnt how to conserve an area. It’s a great programme and the fact that we are able to stop and enjoy all the animals around us from the smallest spider to the huge elephants. It’s fantastic because we are not only working but enjoying the wildlife of the place and the staff are always able to answer every question and explain you the features of the animals. I felt really comfortable here and I was able to learn and enjoy the beautiful place.

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Posted: July 24, 2011
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It was amazing!
Everything from the scenery, wildlife sighting to staff and accommodation was awesome!
Joe and Katie are so lovely and knowledgeable and the rest of the staff is just as nice and they are all ready to help as much as they can!!
The work was a wonderful experience and you know you are doing something useful!
I loved the place and really felt at home there.
Cannot wait to go back for a longer stay.

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Posted: July 5, 2011
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10
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By: Babs310
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