A unique wildlife experience, dedicated to the protection of Zimbabwe’s rhinos. To be a privileged part of Imire’s Rhino and Wildlife Conservation programmes, even for a few days, is to share in something unique.
Whether you’re volunteering, doing a research project, staying at Sable Lodge, working with Numwa School, sponsoring an animal or enjoying a day trip, the unique magic of Imire cannot help but soak into your bones.
Norman and Gilly’s incredible story continues today with Gill and Norman’s grandson, Reilly running the Game Park with a great support team who are all tireless participants in a never-ending adventure of love, community, education and fun. Come and be a part of the Imire adventure!
Set in tranquil surroundings within the conservancy is Imire Lodge. Managed by Kate Travers and Chris Carless, a highly-experienced chef and management team, The Imire Lodge offers welcoming family-style hospitality, fine home cooking and spectacular game viewing. Four of the big five guaranteed! Experience unique close encounters with some of the world’s most intriguing and endangered animals.
Imire Lodge offers both day trips and overnight stays. A day trip visit includes a full game drive and lunch served in the conservancy with a visit from the elephants or rhino as a highlight of the day. Overnight trips include feeding the rhino and elephant, followed by sundowners at the lookout and a gourmet three-course dinner.
Special trips or longer stays for large groups and special occasions are welcomed upon request. Please note bookings must be made in advance.
Walk With The Rhinos
Start your day with an early morning stroll alongside our iconic rhino. Against the backdrop of majestic Castle Kopje, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with these incredible endangered animals, while learning from our knowledgeable rhino handlers about their habits, behaviours and conservation efforts to protect them.
Enjoy an up-close and personal experience with our resident elephant herd. Begin your day with a steaming cup of coffee in the presence of these magnificent creatures. An opportunity to witness and learn first-hand about their behaviour and different personalities. This is followed by an intimate guided bush walk, following these gentle giants as they begin their day under gorgeous African Skies.
Explore the vast Savannah plains and Miombo woodlands of Imire on horseback. Available to experienced riders, there is no better way to immerse yourself in Imire’s beauty and wildlife than on a horseback safari. A perfect way to explore the unspoilt Savannah and the game trails of the wildlife on horseback, where you become so much more aware of the environment and the humbling beauty of not only the landscapes but riding alongside the herds of giraffe, zebra, the different antelope species, coming across the endangered rhino, always a sacred moment… what a better way to witness Africa’s trails.
Makwe Caves Trip
Explore this national monument and marvel at ancient rock art paintings that date back 2000 years. Imire is given privileged permission by the local chief to visit this monument. The proceeds of your visit benefit the surrounding community.
Free for overnight guests. Enjoy a birding tour walking the conservancy with our knowledgeable guides. Imire is home to more than 150 different species of bird life and is a bird lover’s dream
Our stunning dams are brimming with bream, bass and catfish. Cast from the shore or head out in one of our canoes. Relax by the shade of the reeds and wait for a bite.
Our volunteer programme at Imire is for people passionate about conservation, who want to contribute their efforts to save some of Africa’s most iconic endangered species. We are a family-run conservancy, offering a unique way for volunteers to join in our conservation work.
Wildlife in Africa is under threat from illegal poaching, over-population and habitat loss. Conservancies like Imire play a vital role in both protecting and propagating these endangered species, to ensure viable wildlife populations and genetics continue to exist.
Responsible volunteering in Africa is a chance to travel with a true purpose. As an Imire volunteer, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work hands-on with incredible wildlife, side-by-side with conservation experts, and within local communities. Volunteers play a key role in protecting our wildlife, and also develop deeper intercultural understanding and empathy, through working in our vibrant community, alongside friendly and like-minded people.
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservancy
Bridge Road, Wedza, Zimbabwe