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Volunteer Reviews

Name: Callum Burgess
Country: Australia
Date: 19 November 2017

Beautiful animals, scenery, and people doing their bit for the future of wildlife in South Africa! Do yourself a favour, and get yourself there. I'll be back!

Name: Hannes Engler
Country: Germany
Date: 26 October 2017

I signed up for LEO because I wanted to experience the bush, see all the beautiful animals and also contribute to the preservation of this unique habitat. What I got was a lifetime experience, a connection to nature as I had never experienced before. I'm very happy that I can return very soon and continue contributing to wildlife preservation and make a change in human interaction with nature.

Name: Rachel Dyer
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 25 October 2017

I visited Leo with my daughter for 2 weeks in September. I can't really put into words what a fantastic experience it was. We loved it! The Marataba section of the Marakele national park is breathtakingly beautiful. We saw so many animals every single day. I was hoping to see a lot but I was blown away by the sheer volume of animals as well as the variety. All the ones you'd hope to see including elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes and so on. You get so much time observing the animals in the park- it's amazing!!! The Leo staff are lovely, passionate, knowledgeable people. I learned so much from them. Then there's all the other volunteers- what a great bunch of people to work alongside! The days are long and sometimes the work is tiring but totally worthwhile. If you love animals and don't mind being with a small group of other people who love them too (virtually 24/7), then this is an experience well worth diving into! I will never forget my time at Leo and hope to go back there someday!

Name: Elizabeth Brookes
Country: England
Date: 28 September 2017

You will never have an experience like it anywhere. So much so you have to keep going back. I would definatly recomend this experience of a lifetime. The people you share your experience with become your friends

Name: Sharon Strauch
Country: USA
Date: 13 October 2017

I recently volunteered for the third time with Leo Africa and had the best time.  Can't find a better organization who is more dedicated than Leo Africa to conservation and saving wildlife.  Each time I've been to Leo, it has been a different and unique experience.  You just never know what you will see or do.  From observing wildlife to data collection and Reserve maintenance to helping with a controlled burn, seeing animals up close, helping with wildlife capture for transfer to other reserves, to camp outs, flying over the reserve in a Microlight, and meeting and making friends from around the world who share the same values and concerns for protecting our environment and wildlife.  The experience and knowledge of Koos and Sabrina and their dedication to the project can’t be beat.  Volunteering with Leo Africa is an amazing experience.