Hands on elephant and rhino
conservation in
Zimbabwe

Get a unique insight into the 10,000 acre reserve

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  • Duration
    1-8 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    Every Monday
  • From
    £560
  • Duration
    1-8 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    Every Monday
  • From
    £560

Zimbabwe elephant and rhino sanctuary

Get up close with our rhinos and elephant herd where you will be involved in valuable conservation work that will help towards securing the futures of these endangered species.

You will get a unique behind the scenes insight into the running of this family owned 10,000 acre African game reserve in the heart of Zimbabwe. Learn about the animals, birds and trees that surround you and take a moment to savour the space and serenity that are so unique to Africa.

"One of the best experiences I have ever been on and a great introduction to Africa and it's amazing wildlife. The accommodation was out of this world, like a 5 star holiday. I would highly recommend this project to everyone!"

This hands-on diverse experience will see you studying and learning about the animals behaviour, undertaking anti poaching patrols to ensure the continued safety of the animals, helping to educate local school children about conservation, light veterinary work and general maintenance around the game park to camps out in the bush and night drives – no two days will be the same!

With 4 of Africa’s Big 5 game; lions, elephants, rhinos and buffalos along with a huge range of other wildlife including; sable, kudu, wildebeest, crocodile, hippo, giraffe and zebra this is an animal lovers paradise! You will hear incredible stories, learn about their history, witness amazing animal relationships and help with research projects to further everyone’s knowledge of the animals.

Get many opportunities to interact with these beautiful creatures where the emphasis is very much on wildlife conservation and the majority of your time will be spent in the game park.

Internationally renowned for their black rhino breeding programme, you will see first-hand the impact that your time and effort brings to the game park and the community.

Experience some of Zimbabwe’s most beautiful scenery while working on the front line of rhino and elephant conservation. This programme and country is bound to capture your heart and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime!

In the 1980’s during a period of Zimbabwe’s worst poaching, rhino numbers crashed from 10,000 to less than 1,000 in just a few years. The department of National Parks & Wildlife moved the remaining wild rhino into the custodianship of private conservancies, called Intensive Protection Zones – one being our game reserve!

Ivory and rhino horn poaching is rife throughout Africa and to protect these endangered animals they need the safety and security that we provide.

The elephants living here were orphaned in the wild at a very young age. We rescued them and have since provided them with an environment that is as close to their natural habitat as possible where they are able to flourish and live in ‘wild’ like conditions.

You will play a role in their continued protection and security as you enjoy getting to know their personalities.

Zimbabwe is one of the most underrated yet beautiful countries of Southern Africa that remains unspoilt. From the moment you arrive you will experience the friendliness and welcoming nature of the Zimbabwean people.

You will have the opportunity to go horse riding in the bush – an amazing way to experience the wildlife. For those who enjoy hiking we can arrange walks both on and off the reserve and you can also visit local cultural sites or go and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Harare.

If theres one thing you can be sure of, it's that no two days will ever be the same and something unexpected is always around the corner!

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