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Volunteer Reviews

Name: Elfe Peters
Country: Germany
Date: February 2016

I had a really nice and eventful time at LEO. To monitor the animals in their habitat was amazing and unforgettable!

I've also met friendly and open-minded people from all over the world. The whole LEO Team was friendly, helpful and uncomplicated. Thank's LEO for the wonderful time! Hope to see you again!!

Name: Walter Lenger
Country: Austria
Date: October 2015

I'm 74 years old and have been to Africa many times. I have seen many beautiful places and was quite sure nothing could top my experiences until I joined LEO Africa's Volunteer Programme.

From that time on I was hooked for life on Africa. Far from overcrowded tourist locations you experience wildlife and comradeship at its best. You'll always hunger for the bush, for the lions rasping roar and long to see the elephants. LEO Africa is waiting, come!

Many thanks to Koos, Sabrina and their staff for their support and the chance to be part of a team dedicated to protect wildlife and fauna.

Name: Mike Canning
Country: England
Date: April, 2016

When you have passionate and knowledgable people overseeing the well-being of so many of our world's endangered species it is not surprising that the experience one can share at LEO Africa is beyond all expectations. Whether you are a student looking for a challenge during a gap year or, like me, someone in their twilight years who still feels there are things in life to both do and see then this opportunity is one that anyone should grasp with both hands if they can. And I can assure you when you've done your first visit you will start planning your return.

Name: Alessandra Beltrame
Country: Italy
Date: November 2015

It was such an amazing experience! It was wonderful to watch lions, rhinos, giraffes, elephants and many other animals living free in a huge private reserve, a wildlife sanctuary where we were the "caged ones" (had to live in the camp and follow strict rules to observe the game) and the animals were protected yet totally free to wander around. We monitored the pride of lions and the endangered rhinos everyday, working with skilled and passionate guides: Koos Niemann, Sabrina Colombo and Dylan Lupton. The activities (game drives, walks, quad rides, exursions to Kruger Park and Panorama Route) were intese and fullfilling. The camp was big, well organized and I enjoyed a warm hospitality. Thanks to everybody for two wonderful weeks in beautiful surroundings with the company of great volunteers!

Name: Rachael
Country: Northern Ireland
Date: Feburary 2015

My first 4 weeks at Leo have been incomparable to anything else I have done in my life. I just graduated university and wanted an experience of a lifetime, while also being able to cement my data skills and my interests in African wildlife. Seeing animals every day, spending time with great volunteers and some of the funniest, and, nicest staff. Walking into lions sleeping in riverbeds, being charged by two elephants, snake catching in the house, following tracks and being so close to a lion roar that you can feel it in your bones have been just a few of my many highlights. I never expected a volunteer project to change my life, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't! I'm so happy every day even with the 5.00am starts. My favourite sighting has to be just recently when we saw Acacia and Mbhurri by themselves as the sun set Matumi, Mfuti and Dela appeared and the reunion was incredible to watch. Lion hugs and head butting and gentle roaring made the evening incredible.