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Volunteer Reviews

Name: Valeria Biasol
Country: Italy
Date: 4 January 2018

Such a great experience! I spent 3 weeks at Leo between November and December, the best period ever! I felt so many beautiful different emotions in this weeks...I finally saw Big 5 with my eyes! Spending all this time close to nature makes you feel free like in paradise and makes you understand what conservation really means! 
I met so many beautiful people and the team is totally perfect, full of energy and qualified! 
If you want to experience the emotions that only those who have tried can understand...join the program!



Name: Sandrine Bouchard
Country: France
Date: 30 December 2017

How to sum up my experience with LEO Africa ? Amazing…Wonderful …Incredible… 
The place is magnificent, nestled at the feet of the Waterberg Mountains… and the people are awesome ! Koos, Sabrina and Caroline make you feel at home and part of the family, so much that you don’t want to leave ! They are truly passionate and dedicated to their monitoring and conservation work….and so willing to share their knowledge and love for the wildlife. 
If you love nature and animals, and are willing to make a contribution to the preservation of a piece of countryland…
If you want to try and make a difference…
Then LEO is the place 



Name: Manuel Pesenti
Country: Switzerland
Date: 24 December 2017

I spent the first 2 weeks of december 17’ at Leo and was AMAZING. Sabrina, koos and Veronica are the most passionate people I know. Their skills in the Bush are extraordinary!! Every day it’s somthing different and special: different animals, amazing landscape (sunset leave you breathless!) and some easy mantenance jobs.
Definetly one of the best esperience in my life.



Name: Alessandro Tosti
Country: Italy
Date: 16 December 2017

Second time I joined Leo! I love the family atmosphere that is created immediately.
Wonderful and rich reserve, interesting volunteer program that touches on various environmental aspects, some of which we should continue to produce as well as we return to our daily lives! Always a pleasure come back to Leo!



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!!



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