Rhino & Elephant Conservation:
Family Volunteering

ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe

1 - 8 weeks

Every Thursday

Up to 12 people

Age 5+

From $900

Zimbabwe

1 - 8 weeks

Every Thursday

Thursdays

Up to 12 people

Max 12

Age 5+

From $900

What's the project about?

This family volunteering project is based at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe. Imire is dedicated to the sustainability of all African wildlife, focusing on the endangered black rhino. Their vision is to ensure the long term protection of Africa’s natural heritage, taking a unified approach to conservation. This is done through the creation of positive relationships between local communities and the wildlife. Family volunteers experience the thrill of witnessing Africa’s most iconic animals close at hand, while supporting a worthwhile conservation organisation.

How will I be contributing?

This unique family volunteer programme in Africa gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience wild animals in a safe and natural environment. Family volunteers learn about rhino and elephant conservation within a private conservancy, where you can get up close with the wildlife. Family volunteers undertake practical conservation activities, learn about Africa’s endangered wildlife and interact with iconic African animals. Engage with community leaders and schoolchildren, visit homes, share cultures and learn bushcraft and survival skills.

What makes this project ethical?

Private conservancies such as Imire play a vital role in protecting and breeding endangered species. The human-wildlife conflict is possibly the greatest issue currently faced by conservationists. Through volunteering at Imire, you are directly participating in not only the protection of threatened wildlife, but also contributing to a conservation success story – where communities and conservancies peacefully and beneficially co-exist.

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