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Volunteer Reviews

Name: Carmen Juhn
Country: Canada
Date: 10 October 2017

This was my first volunteer experience ever and I'm glad I chose LEO! Even though I only stayed 2 weeks I feel like it was the best 2 weeks I could have asked for! I was guaranteed to see not only giraffes and zebra everyday but also impala, which is AMAZING! I also learnt so much about the Big 5 and felt like I was making a difference to the Maritaba National Park. Thank you LEO team for making this experience unforgettable and adding some tears and laughter to top it off!:)

Name: Francesco Palazzo
Country: Italy
Date: 7 September 2017

Deciding to join LEO Africa has been one of the best decisions I have ever done in my life. I spent two fabulous weeks with a "champions" team. The activities carried out are varied and to be able to contribute to the monitoring and conservation of flora and fauna has been an incredible experience. You have the opportunity to see and record a lot of animals (although it's not a safari) and admire them in all their splendor, breathtaking landscapes, lovely sunrises and sunsets, wildlife walks to change the camera track or cleanse the soil from uncivilized man or alien plants. The present guides (Sabrina and Koos) are simply admirable for their choice of life, energetic, sociable, very nice ... in short, two people with whom you can learn so much and with which you never get bored. Sincerely, I would recommend anyone to embark on this fantastic experience that requires a minimal adaptation spirit (remembering that it is not a safari but a volunteer project) but that in the end gives you a bag of incredible emotions.

Decidere di unirmi a LEO Africa è stata una delle decisioni migliori che abbia mai fatto in vita mia. Ho trascorso due settimana favolose con un team di "campioni". Le attività svolte sono varie e poter contribuire al monitoraggio e alla conservazione della flora e della fauna selvatica è stata un'esperienza incredibile. Si ha l'opportunità di vedere e registrare moltissimi animali (nonostante non è un safari) e ammirarli in tutto il loro splendore, rimanere a bocca aperta dai paesaggi mozzafiato, albe e tramonti incantevoli, passeggiate nella flora e fauna selvatica per cambiare le camere track o per ripulire il terreno dalla inciviltà dell'uomo o dalle piante aliene. Le guide presenti (Sabrina e Koos) sono semplicemente ammirevoli per la loro scelta di vita, energiche, socievoli, simpaticissime... insomma due persone con cui puoi imparare tantissimo e con cui non ci si annoia mai. Sinceramente consiglio a chiunque di intraprendere questa fantastica esperienza che richiede un minino di spirito di adattamento (ricordando sempre che non è un safari ma un progetto di volontariato) ma che alla fine ti regala un bagaglio di emozioni incredibile.


Name: Prajwal Shetty Kaup
Country: India
Date: 25 June 2017

Leo has been truly amazing. The people and the experience has been rewarding.
Spent a month at Leo as a staff intern and the knowledge I've received from the staff is outstanding. Thank you Leo for letting me be a part of your organisation. Will always look forward to get back.

Name: Maria Ojajarvi
Country: Finland
Date: 4 April 2017

I had big expectations! This experience was even better than I hoped for.

I got good friends, good food, working days that felt like holiday and a lot of fun on free time. A learned a lot by hearing and seeing things and by doing things by myself and with a group. The working days are long, but because you really enjoy every minute it doesn´t feel like work. On Sundays you can relax and read a book - or like myself - wait for the next day to begin.. Because the work is so cool! Everything went smoothly from the beginning to the end. I'm already thinking about the next time to come to Leo. If you think of coming- buy your flight tickets. It's worth it!!

Name: Candi Browne
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 28 April 2017

I had the most wonderful two weeks here and it really wasn't long enough! Right from the start they make you feel right at home, and really look after you. The amount of time you spend on drive is amazing to really be able to see as much as you can. The staff were so knowledgeable and always happy to answer any questions. From the start they get everyone involved and really teach you about true conservation. Yes we saw the big 5, but you soon realise the amazing thing is just the bush and to experience all the different scenarios you come across. We did sleep outs and game capture which really was such a unique experience. I missed it as soon as I left and I wouldn't hesitate going back again. It is such an amazing place which such lovely staff and I can't recommend it highly enough!