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Rhino & Elephant Conservation

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940€ par semaine  ·  1 - 12 semaines  ·  Âge 17 - 50+

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Clou

  • Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the wild, where you'll encounter incredible wildlife like rhinos, elephants, and cheetahs
  • Join forces with anti-poaching rangers to protect endangered species and learn advanced tracking techniques
  • Experience life on a private conservancy and observe a diverse range of animals in a unique environment
  • Get ready for an extraordinary journey that leaves a lasting impact

Particulièrement approprié pour

Âge 17+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
50+

À propos du programme

Volunteer in Africa and help secure the future of the endangered black rhino, cheetah and elephant. Experience daily life on a 10,000 acre family-run private conservancy.

Rhino Conservation in Zimbabwe

The project is home to an internationally renowned Black Rhino Breeding and Release Programme which has supported Zimbabwe’s rhino population since the mid 1980s. To date, 20 rhinos have been born at the conservancy, with 12 rhinos successfully released back into the ...

À propos du programme

Rhino Conservation in Zimbabwe

The project is home to an internationally renowned Black Rhino Breeding and Release Programme which has supported Zimbabwe’s rhino population since the mid 1980s. To date, 20 rhinos have been born at the conservancy, with 12 rhinos successfully released back into the wild. Volunteers play a role in securing the future of this once-again endangered animal, working alongside anti-poaching rangers, working on rhino research projects and getting involved in the daily care of both black and white rhino.

Cheetah Conservation

In 2021, two captive-born male cheetah were introduced to the conservancy as part of an international rewilding programme. The cheetah are now free-roaming in the reserve, and volunteers play an important role in monitoring and observing their behaviour, tracking their movements and recording their hunting rate.

Our Rhino and Elephant Conservation Programme is a unique hands-on opportunity to get behind the scenes and experience day-to-day life on a private conservancy, and be involved with the protection and conservation of Zimbabwe’s endangered black rhino.

The programme focuses on the conservation of eight black and four white rhino, three elephants, two cheetah and a wealth of plains game including giraffe, zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, impala, kudu, crocodile and the rare sable antelope. 

The aim of the programme is to assist the reserve's established black rhino breeding and release programme; collect meaningful data and information relating to rhino and wildlife conservation and animal behaviour, and engage with the local community about wildlife conservation.

Volunteer Work

Volunteers contribute to a long term conservation project and get involved with a variety of conservation activities: 

  • Work alongside rhinos, cheetahs and elephants
  • Conservancy management
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Anti-poaching patrols and snare sweeps 
  • Educate school-children about conservation, wildlife and the environment
  • Learn about what is involved in running a conservancy

Community engagement

Successful wildlife conservation goes hand in hand with community education and engagement. Volunteers work with community leaders and schools to share their passion for conservation and the environment. 

Volunteering is a unique opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new country and culture, experiencing day-to-day life in Africa first hand – all while giving back to an important conservation cause. We guarantee your experiences on the programme will be life-changing!



Journée typique

There is no such thing as a typical day on the project, but these are activities which you will almost certainly be involved with during your stay

Rhino conservation

  • Observe and record rhino behaviour to identify patterns and understand relationships
  • Track the rhinos using telemetry, record locations, ...

Journée typique

There is no such thing as a typical day on the project, but these are activities which you will almost certainly be involved with during your stay

Rhino conservation

  • Observe and record rhino behaviour to identify patterns and understand relationships
  • Track the rhinos using telemetry, record locations, behaviour and social interactions
  • Monitor the three baby rhino on the reserve, watching their development and recording their feeding habits and development
  • Learn all about these amazing animals from experienced rangers
  • White rhino tracking: join the white rhino scouts on morning patrol; learn how to use the telemetry set, look for the tracks and signs of rhino movement and identify spoor. Upon locating the rhino, volunteers monitor and observe their behaviour and feeding patterns with the scouts.

Cheetah conservation

  • Track the cheetah on foot and using telemetry
  • Observe and record their behaviour, movements, hunting rate and feeding habits

Work with elephants

  • Observe and record elephant behaviour to identify patterns and understand relationships
  • Clean out the elephant beds and put in fresh hay
  • Maintain and repair enclosures and elephant damage

Anti-poaching and security

  • Undertake snare patrols and anti-poaching monitoring - check for evidence of poaching and collect snares and traps. This minimises the poaching of small and large animals on the reserve and provides support to the dedicated anti-poaching team.
  • Fence and boundary monitoring on horseback and on foot
  • Horseback riding patrols: carry out herd monitoring and anti-poaching off the beaten track
  • Meet and learn from Murwi, the project's K9 Anti-Poaching dog

Conservancy Management

  • Undertake deliveries of hay bales and game cubes around the game park to supplement the natural browse and grazing for all animals
  • Help maintain fences, roads, fireguards and park equipment
  • Indigenous tree planting and removal of alien species
  • Litter sweeps within the game park and surrounding areas
  • Cattle dipping: help the cattle section on dip days to control the population of parasites and other diseases which can affect the wildlife
  • Monitor the condition and health of herd animals
  • Game counts by foot, vehicle and on horseback
  • Carnivore feeding: volunteers are responsible for feeding the lion, hyenas, crocodile and the periodic dosing of the lion to prevent ticks

Community, teaching and cultural activities

  • Assist with English literacy to improve primary school English
  • Help in the vegetable gardens and work with the Conservation Club
  • Take conservation lessons and school groups into the game park for practical conservation lessons
  • Home visits: visit the home of a local community member to experience rural Zimbabwean life
  • Play sports and games with the younger children


Activités de loisirs

Weekend activities and excursions:
During your leisure time you may go on walks and hikes around the reserve or to local places of interest; volunteers can also go fishing or canoeing on one of the many dams. 

We highly recommend a weekend excursion to Victoria Falls (a one hour flight), which ...

Activités de loisirs

Weekend activities and excursions:
During your leisure time you may go on walks and hikes around the reserve or to local places of interest; volunteers can also go fishing or canoeing on one of the many dams. 

We highly recommend a weekend excursion to Victoria Falls (a one hour flight), which should be organised prior to your arrival.


Conditions

Conditions

Âge minimum: 17 ans

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 17 ans quand le programme commence.

Compétences linguistiques

Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)

Restrictions de Nationalité

Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.

Autres Compétences

A moderate level of fitness and a passion for wildlife and conservation. Family groups are very welcome!

Engagement horaire

Nous avons besoin de ton aide pour lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi et samedi de 06:30 - 17:00

Services inclus

Services inclus

Services de Imire Rhino Conservation

Included in your programme fee:

  • Return transfers from Harare on a Monday
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day plus, water, tea and coffee
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • Activities and equipment on the programme
  • Full supervision and orientation

What is not included:

  • Flights to Harare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Drinks from the bar
  • Any extra activities or excursions outside of the volunteer programme
  • $40 admin fee per booking

Transfert de l'aéroport Harare International Airport

We will collect you from Harare International Airport before 1500 on a Monday. Departure flights must be booked from midday onwards, as the return transfer will arrive at the airport around 1000.

Logement

The volunteer programme at Imire is unique for its personal nature, and you will be comfortably accommodated in groups of no more than 12 volunteers. Our accommodation is beautifully situated in the heart of the conservancy.

Rooms are shared (same sex sharing) in comfortable single beds with all bedding provided (duvets, pillows and extra blankets in winter). Couples will always be accommodated together in a private room. Showers and toilet facilities are shared, and hot water is supplied for showers and washing. Power sockets for electrical items are available in communal areas.

All bedrooms and communal areas will be cleaned every day and the housekeeping staff will also do your laundry when required. An outhouse laundry is available for washing smalls or should you wish to do an extra load of your own.

Aliments & Boissons

Three home cooked meals are provided daily on a self-serve basis. Vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request, but should you have any dietary requirements or food allergies, it is important you let us know before you arrive. We are able to cater for very specific dietary needs (for example gluten, dairy or wheat intolerance), but you should bring any specialist foods along with you. If you bring these foods, our chefs will be able to prepare these for you alongside other volunteer’s standard meals.

Drinking water is pumped from a borehole and is safe and clean for drinking.

Accès à Internet

Accès limité sur le site du projet

NE SONT inclus dans le prix:

NE SONT inclus dans le prix:

Billets d'avion

L'aéroport le plus proche est Harare International Airport (HRE) à Harare. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Zimbabwe. TROUVER DES VOLS PAS CHERS

Assurance Voyage

Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Zimbabwe te protège en cas de situation imprévue. OBTENIR UN DEVIS

Vaccins

Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Zimbabwe, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Zimbabwe. INFOS VACCINS

Informations sur l'arrivée

The project runs every Monday throughout the year. Please arrive on a Monday before 1500 and depart on a Monday after midday.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.

Frais de Programme

1 semaine (durée min.) 940€
2 semaines 1 881€
3 semaines 2 822€
4 semaines 3 762€
5 semaines 4 702€
6 semaines 5 643€
8 semaines 7 524€
9 semaines 8 464€
10 semaines 9 405€
12 semaines (durée max.) 11 286€
Prix moyen 940€/semaine

Frais de Programme

940€ par semaine 1 - 12 semaines Âge 17 - 50+

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Durée

1 - 12 semaines

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Paiement final (85%)

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Imire Rhino Conservation

Parfait 4.6 rating (28 avis)

Agence - fondée en 2012

Vérifié par Volunteer World

  Taux de réponse excellent

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Langues parlées: anglais

Sur le projet

Hands-on rhino and elephant conservation at a private conservancy in Zimbabwe. Work alongside conservationists to help secure the future of these amazing animals.

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Project Background

Imire was founded in 1952 by Norman and Gilly Travers. Originally cattle ranchers and farmers, the Travers also had a great passion for wildlife and conservation, which led to the establishment of Imire as a wildlife conservancy.

In 1987, 250 black rhino were removed from the Zambezi Valley due to a distressing rise in illegal rhino poaching. These rhino were relocated to private conservancies for safety. Imire was granted custodianship of seven orphaned calves and became an intensive black rhino breeding station. To date Imire has successfully released 11 rhino into the wild and they have gone on to breed successfully. The Black Rhino Breeding Programme is world-renowned, helping to protect Zimbabwe’s heritage with the successful re-introduction of this incredible endangered animal back into the wild.


Endangered Species Conservation

Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation is internationally renowned for its black rhino breeding and release programme. The 10,000 acre reserve was given seven orphaned baby black rhino to raise in 1985 and since then 17 rhinos have been born at Imire and 12 released back into National Parks across Zimbabwe and Botswana. Now home to seven black and four white rhino, Imire is also home to three elephants who were orphans that outgrew their rescue sanctuaries back in the 1980s. These elephants could never be released and have found a forever home in as natural an environment as possible. Imire is also home to a buffalo, lion, a huge range of plains game such as giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, kudu and the rare sable antelope. In 2021, Imire became home to two male cheetah, born in captivity in Canada and brought to Zimbabwe as part of a re-wildling project.

Wildlife conservation volunteers get involved with every aspect of game park life, with a focus on rhino, elephants and cheetah. Get up close to these amazing animals and study their behaviour; learn from experienced guides and support the dedicated Anti-Poaching Unit. Volunteers also work on conservancy building and maintenance projects and carry out game counts, herd monitoring, maintenance, reforestation projects and work on the farm.

Volunteers will help with English literacy in the local school, working with a programme that has been approved by Zimbabwe's Ministry of Education, and assist older children with homework and school projects in the project's dedicated Learning Centre. Volunteers also undertake conservation education lessons with high school children, taking them around the conservancy and showing them the importance of caring for the natural environment and the animals within.

28 avis · rating4.6

Melanie Carlson rating5

2023 at Rhino & Elephant Conservation

Truly a "once in a lifetime" trip. The week flew by and yet felt like a month's worth of experiences. Maddie & Bright are absolutely amazing hosts/ guides. I can't believe the close experiences I had with animals here. I also really loved the community projects we worked on. Such an unforgettable ...
Adrian Chan rating4.6

2023 at Rhino & Elephant Conservation

Even though I didn't get to enjoy a whole week due to personal time constraints, Imire was an extraordinary experience that I will never forget. We had the fortune of meeting three resourceful and friendly instructors and gained a ton of hands-on experience that really amazed a city-dweller like me. ..
Michael Bermudez rating5

2023 at Rhino & Elephant Conservation

A+++++++++++++++++!!! I did so much in my three weeks it went by super fast! Horseback riding, walking with elephants, tracking rhino and cheetah... It was all amazing! The accommodations were stunning and being able to do cultural things with the Shona people was wonderful. I feel like I really ...
Alice Guillaume rating5

2023 at Rhino & Elephant Conservation

I was worried at first because I wasn't sure what to expect but it was phenomenal. Accommodations were great, the hosts, Paul, Bev and Maddie were always kind, available and ready to help, the staff was thoughtful and very efficient, food was excellent... For the experience itself, our guide ...
pascale Jutard rating4.6

2023 at Rhino & Elephant Conservation

I will say that I had a wonderful time, anything from activities, the people of the staff were more than welcoming. I will recommend this to anyone young and older like me ( passed 60 ), I was first a bit nervous about not being able to complete the work asked of me, and I could participate in all ...
Erica Lucchi-van der Ree rating5

2023 at Rhino & Elephant Conservation

Het fantastisch georganiseerde programma, de geweldige projecten voor de locale bevolking die Imire ondersteund, het fantastische eten en natuurlijk het wildlife waar je twee weken helemaal ondergedompeld wordt, zo dicht bij de dieren had ik niet gedacht te komen. Je voelt dat je iets bijdraagt! Een ...

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