Imire Rhino Conservation

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

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 ...

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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.


Persona di contatto

Claire Bramford

Lingue parlate: Inglese
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Imire Rhino Conservation recensioni

marisela bozo rating5,0

2024 at Rhino & Elephant Conservation

Imire is a great place to go. The place is beautiful and very well run by the coordinator and staff. The reserve is absolutely incredible with many animals running free, and beautiful birds. The experience with the elephants and the rhinos was the best part. Being so close to them is an amazing ...
Melanie Carlson rating5,0

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 ...
PAULINA HARGASOVA rating5,0

2023 at Horse Riding & Wildlife Conservation

Amazing experience that you will never forget. I did the horse back riding program and I've never connected and approached so close the wildlife. The Imire team is truly inspiring, living for the conservation and wildlife. I would recommend to anyone to do the volunteer programme with Imire. ..
Vincent ten Brink rating5,0

2023 at Rhino & Elephant Conservation

This place is a true gem. Staying at a incredible lodge near a lake. The staff, projects, encounters & activities with animals make this place something to want to go back to the day you leave. Truly one of the greatest journeys I ...
Michael Bermudez rating5,0

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 rating5,0

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 ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Quality Education
  • Life On Land