• Zimbabwe
    • Harare
1 to 8 weeks

Program Details

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Age Max
Year Round
Small Group (1-15)


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What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Sep 03, 2019
Jul 22, 2021
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About Program

This amazing project, set in beautiful Zimbabwe, gives volunteers the chance to work with endangered and vulnerable rhinos and elephants.

Founded as a farm back in the 1950's, this project has continued to evolve, and has now become the wonderful conservation project you see before you today. The reserve remains under the leadership of the Travers family, and descendants of the founder Norman Travers ensure that the project is providing volunteers with an amazing opportunity to help elephants, rhinos and a whole host of other wildlife.

Located just 90 minutes from the capital Harare, this project is the ideal place to learn more about and really get involved in conservation. As a volunteer, you will be taking part in activities such as walking with the elephants and rhinos, eating breakfast with elephants, weapons training (with a paintball gun) and even camping out beneath the beautiful African night sky.

There is a lot to love about this fantastic conservation project!

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Program Highlights

  • Walking with and feeding the elephants and rhino.
  • Track the white rhino.
  • Breakfast with the elephants.
  • Camp out beneath the beautiful African sky.
  • Take part in weapons training.

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Amazing Wildlife and Volunteer Project (Rhinos, Elephants, Cheetahs and Wildlife and More!)

Amazing Wildlife & Volunteer Project (Elephants, Rhinos, Cheetahs, and More!)
July 2021

10 out of 10! My brother, sister and I just returned home from a two week stay at Imire, in Zimbabwe. I've been on 8 safaris (5 to Tanzania and 3 to Kenya) over the past 25 years. All were amazing and fabulous experiences. This time, I decided to step behind the tourist safari scene and get personally involved in a true conservation/community service volunteer project. After reviewing dozens of projects, I chose the Imire Rhino and Elephant Conservancy Project posted on the GREAT PROJECTS website. Unlike a traditional safari, Imire blends up-close, intimate wildlife viewing with meaningful contributions to conservation and community building. The daily walks with elephants, tracking and following cheetahs as they stalk their prey, being able to feed and actually touch endangered Black and White Rhinos, engaging with local school children and the community, working alongside the Imire wildlife handlers, anti-poaching rangers, and participating in the daily chores necessary to maintain the Conservancy, resulted in this trip to Africa being the best one yet! The Great Projects staff (Michael, Jane, and Morgan) provided excellent and timely information and support from my very first contact to our arrival in Zimbabwe. Don B

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