Imire Volunteer Programme
About the programme
Our volunteer programme at Imire is based around wildlife conservation focusing on the endangered black rhino; game park management and community education. We believe that without ongoing education in schools and in the local community, the future of wildlife in Zimbabwe cannot be secured. The focus of our volunteer programme is very much on wildlife conservation and the majority of your time is spent in the game park.
The vision at Imire is to enhance the relationships between conservation programmes and community areas through long term, sustainable environmental management and positive community projects. With volunteer involvement and support through the provision of equipment, skills and manpower, we aim to run constructive conservation projects and joint community initiatives.
With the diversity of our programme – from daily feed deliveries, anti-poaching patrols, animal monitoring, light veterinary work and general maintenace around the game park to camp-outs in the bush, night drives and elephant riding, no two days will ever be the same.
Because we only take 10 volunteers, you will be able to form close relationships with the animals and people and see the tangible difference which you make each day.
You will be living in the heart of a 10,000 acre privately owned game reserve in eastern Zimbabwe where you will have the opportunity to spend time with black rhino and be involved in valuable wildlife conservation work to secure the future of the species in Zimbabwe. You will get a unique behind the scenes look at life in an African game park
During your volunteer programme you will also have the opportunity to meet some of the local children and community leaders as you spend time at the school teaching children the importance of caring for the environment around them as well as general teaching assistance, sports and gardening.
Imire was awarded the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents’ (AZTA) 2012 Green Award for environmental conservation and protection by a tourism operator.
The minimum volunteer period is 2 weeks and the fee includes all activities, return transfers from Harare to Imire, three meals a day and accommodation.
2 weeks – $1,515 (minimum stay)
3 weeks – $2,160
4 weeks – $2,800
5 weeks – $3,445
6 weeks – $4,090
7 weeks – $4,735
8 weeks – $5,380
Prices subject to change, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability and current pricing.
Attached to the volunteer programme is Sable Lodge at Imre Safari Ranch. Imre which means, “the meeting place” is an extraordinary location. Against the dusty backdrop of Zimbabwe’s beautiful bush is Sable Lodge, a cool, green retreat, a true cocoon of relaxation. To find out more about the lodge click here