Askari WCP

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9.9 / 10 after 97 Reviews Based on overall, support & value average ratings
Program website: http://www.askariwcp.com

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What a fabulous programme and made all the better by being able to work alongside Katie and Robbie. These two are absolute stars and really know their stuff.
They have so much passion and energy for what they do it can't help but rub off and leave you feeling a whole lot wiser about Animal conservation.
As a complete rookie and a little apprehensive to begin with we were certainly put at ease and no question was too daft! Our month at Askari flew by and we had a blast learning laughing and experiencing some fantastic sightings that were truly magical.

The workload is fun and very manageable, the food is great and Sth African wine is fantastic!

Don't dilly dally, get yourselves there and be prepared for an adventure!

Tracey (48 1/2)

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Posted: September 19, 2019
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By: Tracey G
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48

Askari is a truly amazing place were you will foster a love and passion for conservation. You will be surrounded not only by amazing views, but amazing people. These people, Katie, Robbie, Andrew and everyone else will change you... so be prepared. They will fill your mind with knowledge and wonder, and leave you speechless. They are intelligent beyond belief and caring, but also passionate and dedicated people. IF you have a passion for the environment or even the slightest curiosity and feel like going abroad. Trust me, you will make no mistakes travelling too Askari. IF you are reading this I bet you're interested, and I bet there is something telling you to go. Oh.. yah that's me... GO. I didn't regret it, I bet you won't either. I will never forget this experience, and once you get a little taste, even a glimpse you'll want more. So prepare to go back... at least once or twice.

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Posted: August 9, 2019
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10
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By: samueld
Age:
21

This was my second time volunteering at Askari, and was no less life changing than my first. I continued to grow and learn about wilderness, conservation and myself. The balance between learning, physical work sessions, research and social activities is well thought out but not rigid, and the sightings along the way are awesome! Wherever we were driving, whatever we were doing, there was a purpose behind it which made it all the more meaningful.
A huge shout out to Katie and Robbie for making the programme fun and informative with their humour, huge store of knowledge and honest discussion, encouraging the volunteers to learn and grow. Their passion is infectious, their patience endless, their leadership inclusive and their integrity beyond reproach.
This is an unique and special place to connect to Africa, wildlife, and wilderness. An experience I will repeat in a heartbeat, and definitely highly recommend.

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Posted: August 3, 2019
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10
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10
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10
Age:
59

My 4 weeks at Askari have been the best month of my life. Going to Africa and seeing animals such as lions, elephants and so on had long been a “bucket list” dream of mine. At Askari I have seen everything, and not only that, I’ve gained appreciation and awe for so many aspects of conservation and bush life. Katie, Robbie, Cas and Andrew all did an amazing job welcoming us and guiding us through experiences I could never have even imagined! The Askari staff are so knowledgeable. I know I’ve only glimpsed a tip of the iceberg yet I’ve gained so much. Their passion is contagious, even after years in the bush, they are still just as excited as us over great sightings. It is volunteering but the work is always fun, the team is always happy and it really felt like a holiday. I am sad to have to leave; this month is going to be undoubtedly remembered as one of the best times of my life.

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Posted: January 6, 2019
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10
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10
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10
By: cbeard
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From arrival every member of staff I met were friendly and helpfiul, to Katie and Robbie in particular, they had my life in their hands and not once did I question my safety. The team are approchable, focused, hard working, informative and their enthusiasm and passion is infectious. Lots of hands on work to be done including: security and longevity of fences, tree protection, alien plant control, camp clean (breeding camp and bush), assisting vet and wider team, data collection in the bush and much more, no experience necessary. Each day brought something different and soo much to learn!!

This was my first trip to Africa and Askari couldnt have opened my eyes and heart any more. The views are breath taking, lots of close encounters with animals, every activity was fun and they even offer a few day trips which were equally amazing. I was sad to leave Askari but also delighted and proud that I was able to play a small part in helping them become a benchmark in conservation, I do plan on returning and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend Askari to anyone interested.

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Posted: September 30, 2018
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10
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10
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10
By: cmccabe
Age:
35

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