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Volunteer Reviews

Name: Camille Morelli
Country: Italy
Date: 3 December 2017

The Leo adventure is the experience of a lifetime. There's a very serious side effect though: that you will never want to leave Marataba with its wonders, your fellow volunteers and the Leo staff (your new family). 
I spent three weeks at Leo and I had the best time of my life. I met like-minded people from all over the world, with the same passion and love for nature and wildlife. Many of them are now amazing friends!
I've learnt so much about wildlife and conservation. The field guides were always eager to show things and also tell interesting and funny curiosities which I'll never forget about.
I also had the chance to see the bush from the sky on a microlight flight. I'm still dreaming about that great experience!
But be prepared: you're going to give your contribution to the project, which means that you're not on holiday. You're going to collect rubbish, cut trees, repair fences...anything needed to pursue the aim of wildlife conservation. Your efforts will always be rewarded with amazing sightings, breathtaking landscapes and a lot of laughing.
I look forward to going back to LEO as soon as possible!!

Name: Miriam Grasselli
Country: Italy
Date: 6 November 2017

Leoafrica, an unforgettable experience so overwhelmingly intense that it will always flow in my veins!!!! Seeing wild animals in their natural environment has touched my soul. During my 2 weeks stay I have learned so much about conservation, nature, wildlife, but also about respect, cooperation and friendship. So a special thanks to Sabrina, Koos and Bruna who made me feel at home and to all the volunteers I have met during my time spent at Leo!!!! Great people, great experience, wonderful nature!!! Will always remember you!!!!

Name: Clarisse Thomas
Country: France
Date: 8 November 2017

I went to LEO 3 week in October this year and it was awesome! Sabrina Koos Veronica and Carolina are doing an amazing job and have knowledge of all areas of nature.

I really liked my trip to Leo and if I could, I'd be there! No doubt I'd still be there! Lol

Thank you all!!!

Do not hesitate to take your plane ticket and go to the heart of the bush in the midst of all these beautiful animaux animals

Name: Diana Moscowitz
Country: USA
Date: 8 November 2017

Spending the last 2 weeks with LEO Africa has been an incredible experience. Of course seeing the animals up close and spending so much time helping out in the park has been incredible, what really stole my heart were the people. LEO Africa is 100% volunteer funded. Sabrina and Koos who run the program have literally opened their home to host 10 volunteers at a time 365 days a year! Then you consider the other volunteers who spend their vacation time working hard for a good cause vs taking a relaxing trip. I decided to do this because I was feeling down about where the world is going, knowing there are people in the world like this gives me hope. Granted I also learned how complex conservation work can be. If this speaks to you at all or know someone who might be interested reach out to them!! I love Leo!!

Name: Tamara Stern
Country: Germany
Date: 10 November 2017

A big thank you again for LEO Africa for a tremendous experience during my volunteering time. I didn’t know what to expect and it turned out as a true adventure and a lifetime experience. 
We have seen so many different animals while helping the world to get a little better. We had several different tasks during our time at LEO, e.g. clearing the bush of alien plants, selecting pieces of glasses around the national park and of course to take a lot of pictures. We have done all of this with a lot of passion and the LEO team made sure that we always had a lot of fun doing it and that we nevertheless see a lot of animals. A big thank you to the LEO group (Koos, Sabrina, Veronica and Caroline) for being so energetic and for taking the time to answer all of our questions and explain what’s happing in the nature that we would have never seen/ realized otherwise (one example being the poo of a giraffe! Haha!). Thanks also to the other volunteers during our stay, we were an incredible group.