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Zimbabwe

Rhino and Elephant Conservation

An unbeatable conservation programme focused on the conservation and protection of black rhino and elephants in Zimbabwe. Support the conservancy's rhino breeding programme...

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Zimbabwe

Horse Riding and Rhino Conservation

Set in a beautiful 10,000 acre private conservancy in the heart of Zimbabwe, this project is ideal for horse-riders who want to combine the action and adventure of a horse...

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Zimbabwe

Teaching & Big 5 Wildlife Conservation

Combine literacy teaching in rural primary schools with an amazing wilderness experience! This project is perfect for people who want to help improve literacy levels

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South Africa

Wildlife Warriors - Advanced Anti-Poaching Experience

Learn advanced anti-poaching techniques and take part in real life wildlife operations. This is a serious wildlife course based in the heart of the African bush, where participants...

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Namibia

Large Carnivore Conservation

Help reduce the human-carnivore conflict in a remote area of Namibia, home to wild cheetah, leopard, and hyena. Monitor the progress of released and collared carnivores in...

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Namibia

Desert Elephant Conservation

Volunteer in Namibia, monitor the desert elephant and help overcome the human-elephant conflict. This is a unique chance to observe the rare desert-adapted elephant and help...

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Mozambique

Marine Conservation, Mozambique

Join a world-class research team in one of Africa's most beautiful coastal locations. Southern Mozambique is one of the best diving locations in the world, home to strong...

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Malawi

Rescued Animal Conservation, Malawi

Make a difference to the lives of rescued animals, learn practical animal care skills and immerse yourself in a new way of life. The sanctuary and reserve are home to

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Namibia

Rescued Animal Conservation, Namibia

Volunteer in Namibia and help enrich the lives of orphaned and rescued animals. The centre provides a refuge for all sorts of wildlife and the goal is to release as many

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Conservation Travel Africa Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Unbeatable

Imire is a fantastic place for anyone who wants to play an integral part in the fight against poaching. You get the chance to be up close and touch the magnificent rhinos and elephants on a daily basis, but if you want to you also get a chance to play a practical and on-going role in supporting the community with projects ranging from the local schools to the health clinic or amenities for surrounding villages. It is through supporting the communities in these ways that gets to the roots of the fight against poaching and the words 'making a difference' become more than just words as it is something that with the support of the Imire staff you can do up to a point you are happy with and for as long as you want to be involved, sometimes long after you return home. Apart from all this, your time at Imire will be filled with frequent up close and personal encounters with dozens of beautiful animals who will give you memories to last for ever. It's the sort of place that can help you change your life if that's what you're looking for

Program: Rhino and Elephant Conservation

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

A three week long dream

It is 6am, its cold and you know you are going to freeze a lot in the back of the truck but you know it's worth it because in a short time the sun will warm you up and you have a new wonderful day ahead. The sun and the mist make a magical view and with the animals you see in the bush, it's like a dream. The best way to experience this is from the back of a horse, and to get so close to all these animals is just amazing - zebras, impalas, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, waterbucks and many more..

To hear a lot of stories the animals from Judy, a fantastic lady, makes the time on horseback even better, and you wish you could do this forever. As well as the great riding, you come so close to the rhinos and elephants and to see them so close and so often makes you understand how important it is to keep them alive and communicate with them. You get to meet a lot of people, both adults and children and learn their culture and integrate with them, which is amazing! You also get to know a lot of people from other countries and you become like a temporary family.

I can't choose only a few positive experiences because almost everything was amazing, but to ride with all the animals, to meet all the children in school and to learn the Shona culture..all was just amazing. I also learned a lot the culture and the people which I am very happy . It was good that we got to do a lot of different activities and did most of them several times so you could get into the routine and learn how to do it and why we need to do it.

The days are long because you do a lot of things, but at the same time the days just pass by before you notice it and suddenly the three weeks are up and its time to go home. Time to wake up from a three week long dream.

Program: Horse Riding and Rhino Conservation

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Day to Day Life

    7

An amazing African experience!

Do you love hands-on experiences? Here it is!
The diversity of this programme is wonderful. From seeing so many different animals, bonding with elephants and rhinos and being involved in the community by helping at the local school. I met so many different people from different countries with different cultures. This also made my experience so interesting! And during the entire experience learned so much the Shona culture.
The food is wonderful and you feel so spoiled that we don't need to clean up. The activities were very diverse each day and each week. A lot of the activities were lots of learning and some were physical - I liked the diversity and it was a good balance of learning and fun. My overall impression is very positive and the project is very open and family-like. Suggestions for improvements would be to split the group for all activities when it gets bigger.

Program: Rhino and Elephant Conservation

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Thank you for an amazing experience!

Coming on this programme was very scary for me as it was to be my very first time away from home. The first few days I was incredibly homesick but I soon began to feel better on incredible experience at a time. As the first week went on I finally realised that I could do things for myself - I had cuts and bruises, I had fought a fire, fed a lion, built part of a watch tower, learnt the Shona culture and made some amazing friends.
Thank you for an amazing experience - I will never forget it!

Program: Rhino and Elephant Conservation

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Riding in Zimbabwe

Riding in Zimbabwe turned out to be a whole different experience than riding in Sweden! Just the fact that you can discover a giraffe just behind that tree or a herd of impala curiously looking at you through the high grass, takes some getting used to.

The rides are very adventurous and you get to ride over rocks, through thick bushes and in water. All on a safe calm horse! Its a truly amazing experience. We were guided by one of the owners tho is great to ride with. She has been there so long that you can feel she knows every plant, tree and animal you see. She also tells you a lot everything and always looks out for you and your horse. Our two weeks of riding went by really quickly and I'd love to come back and do it all again!

Program: Horse Riding and Rhino Conservation

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