African Impact Participant Reviews
Submitted by Beth - Beckenham United Kingdom | April 27, 2017
My stay at Dumela lodge has been amazing. The staff are really friendly, approachable and help with any problems you have. The project was great fun and got to see so many amazing sighting including all of the Big 5. Some were even as close as 10m. The accomodation was incredibly comfortable. The overall experience was so worth it. I would definitely come back.
Submitted by Mollie - Bishop Burton College | April 27, 2017
Absolutely incredible experience, once in a lifetime! Loved it! All the staff are so friendly and happy, it's easy to get on with everyone. The accommodation is brilliant and the experience is just amazing!
If only I could stay longer!
Submitted by Jumpbat - Portland Oregon United States | April 27, 2017
I came to Antelope park for the Photography Project. It has been a wonderful experience. There are so many things to see and do. I'm an experienced photographer so what I wanted was to be infront of amazing Things and I GOT IT! Diesel, the volunteer coordinator was outstanding. We knew every day what the plan was and I always felt like I was getting an oppertunity to see and photograph as much as possible. One thing that was hard was that I take a lot of photos and there are so many activities that it's hard to keep up on cataloging and editing them each day. The days are long and full and after awhile it felt a little hard to keep up. Had we stayed 4 weeks I donæt think this would be an issue.
A few thoughts on the programs here at Antelope Park. The walks With the Lions and Elephants are absolutely the highlight. I appreciate the attention to safety by the handlers. I think if the economics of it worked out for the park I wouldn't miss the elephant rides or the little presentation With the soccer ball and tricks the handlers do with the elephants. The feeling of walking with them and feeding them is much more wild feelinig and way more impressive.
Making an impact while having fun
Submitted by jennahowland - Alfred University | April 25, 2017
The overall experience was a lot of fun and I definitely felt as though I was helping to make an impact in the process. Everyone I met on the project was fun to be around and I always felt welcomed from the start. Some things, such as maths club, I was not expecting to enjoy, but then I was pleasantly surprised when I actually went on the project.
Submitted by Haribo - Waseda University | April 24, 2017
The project was the best experience in my life. Without the nice stuffs and volunteers, the stay here would be less exciting. I really appreciate them. I enjoyed the projects, social activities, and weekends, every moments with the team!
Horses and Lions
Submitted by Eem - University of Leiden | April 24, 2017
My stay at the Antelope park has been really nice. It is a great place to meet people from the rest of the world. You don't only interact with the other volunteers but you will also get to know more about the live of different local people here. Everybody is very friendly and eager to help you. The different handlers take good care of all the animals and want to share there information with you. The general things in camp (food, rooms, activities, etc.) are well arranged. All with all a great place to do some volunteering work.
Hands on Lion Conservation Project
Submitted by Jacquie - Cape Town South Africa | April 24, 2017
This has bee a truly amazing experience. I have learned so much regarding lion and elephant behavioral patterns and have had such fun walking with these magnificent creatures. I feel so excited about the potential future research of releasing lions into the wild. (you need to read more about this through Antelope Park web site). The accommodation was very comfortable, food good, and it was such fun meeting young like minded people from all over the world, we all become part of a family very quickly. Highly recommended I am 63 yrs young.
Submitted by Jacq - Tilburg Netherlands | April 24, 2017
The two weeks of my life. Werking with the lions and Lennart and the guys was a experiens that I will never forget. The inkt thing I missed was that we didn't workshop with clients. All the other community and nature experience completed a great holiday.
From Horse/Lion Project to Community/Lion Project
Submitted by Terry - Verloskunde Academie Amsterdam | April 23, 2017
I came in the end of March. I loved the wether and the locals/guides in Zimbabwe. My purpose was to do the horse/lion project, but when I fell off a horse I had to do the community/lion project and I loved it. From the beginning till the end was everything clear. Isilyn is very good in explaining!
Submitted by Anita Key - Gold Coast, Queensland Australia | April 23, 2017
I Had the most absolutely fantastic life changing 2 weeks. Every person involved with this organisation are very professional, helpful, friendly and a pleasure to work with. Africa takes a piece of your heart and I came initially as I wanted to know why my daughter was coming back for the 3rd time as a researcher but also because I absolutely LOVE Elephants as they are so human like.... I could not have asked for a more special experience and YES a part of my heart is now here and I know it will pull me back again some day. Even as a grandmother my experience was awesome and everyone embraced me as just one of the group. I highly recommend all like minded people to experience what I have just done. I am sad to be leaving.