Malin Gårdestam, Sweden

"Thank you for having me, it was such an amazing experience and it was a pleasure to work with you all, during the upbringing of this program. The projects that we were part of are all so important and it’s so inspiring to meet these people, who have devoted their time and money to conservation. I had the time of my life, and I will just try to put all my new knowledge into use once I get back home. With love, Malin."

Michaela Vinales, UK

“BEST TRIP EVER - DREAM COME TRUE! My trip to Mauritius to help the biodiversity has been amazing. Prior to arriving, the team was brilliant in making sure I had all the information I needed and making sure my arrival was perfect. Once arriving, they met us at the airport swiftly and took us to Kestrel Valley where we had a tour of the land and were taken to our rooms. The rooms/bungalows were so beautiful and comfortable

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Daniel Borley, UK

“A brilliant and eye-opening opportunity to learn and understand about a unique island environment. The staff are so passionate about what they do and a real opportunity to go behind the scenes in island conservation. Thank you for a fantastic time.”

Shawn Smith, Canada

“What an inspirational week! It was incredible to witness first-hand how an ambitious vision can become a simple reality when you gather a group of like-minded individuals. Thank you for the experience, knowledge and memories.”

Lottie Finch, UK

“Thoroughly enjoyed my first experience volunteering with Mantis Impact at Kestrel Valley. As an urban dweller, pushing my boundaries and fears in the wilderness was sensational. The team at Kestrel Valley are a huge credit to the organization – without them I think the trip wouldn’t have been as enjoyable as it was.”

Laura Valentine, France

“This is a truly unique project, spanning land and sea. The scenery is breath-taking and the activities are everything a volunteer could hope for. This is a place where volunteers can really make a difference. Thank you!”