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Terms & Conditions
  • Volunteers must be 18 years or over at the time of attending Askari. The maximum age for volunteering is 55.
  • The minimum required stay is 4 weeks, maximum 12 weeks.
  • Volunteers must be in good physical health and willing to carry out activities with physical demands.
  • Volunteers must have a good understanding of the English language to follow safety instructions and benefit from activities.
  • Volunteers must sign and agree to the Askari indemnity policy.
  • Volunteers must act within the rules of the Health & Safety policy as set out by Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme at all times. Failure to do so may result in them being asked to leave the programme.
  • Volunteers are responsible for providing the requested information in the application form regarding any medical conditions. In the event of the specified medical conditions not being disclosed and subsequently causing a breach in safety procedures, Askari reserves the right to remove volunteers from the programme.
  • Volunteers are responsible for carrying and administering the appropriate medication for any conditions declared. Askari staff are unable take responsibility for and administer medication.
  • On arrival at Askari, volunteers will receive a copy of the Terms & Conditions, Health & Safety policy, Procedures regarding a breach of safety policy and Risk assessment. They will be asked to sign that they understand and agree to all terms.
  • Volunteers are responsible for ensuring they hold adequate health and medical insurance for their trip. Please note that a standard cover may not be adequate for the nature of all activities and you should check the exact cover of the policy carefully.
  • Volunteers are responsible for all travel to and from the project pick up point.
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It's been a little bit warm on Pidwa this weekend 😅 ... See MoreSee Less
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Excitement levels were through the roof for the team this morning as we spotted an incredibly unusual vulture. This palm-nut vulture is well out of range and shouldn't be anywhere near Pidwa, it was definitely a historical first for the reserve. Unlike other vultures, these feed on the flesh of palm fruits as well as crabs and frogs and some carrion. We have since learnt that there has been the odd sighting of, what is presumed to be, the same individual in the area in the past year. We have reported the sighting to the SARBN (South African Rare Bird News) as this information and location will be used when producing range maps for this species in the future. An incredibly lucky first for the Askari team and Pidwa #askariwcp ... See MoreSee Less
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Today the team met one of the venomous snakes to inhabit Pidwa....a puff adder. This is a very slow moving snake but the fastest striking. They carry a cytotoxic venom which eats away at the walls of our cells causing necrosis. Luckily this one was viewed from a very safe distance and relocated back to the bush #askariwcp ... See MoreSee Less
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