Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation

Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation

Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
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  • Ann L
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    What an amazing adventure. Thank you to everyone for making the visit so memorable. Our guide was so knowledgeable and interesting. He was happy to answer any questions and provide information. We were able to see so many animals from our vehicle. Lunch was amazing too. We can’t recommend it highly enough. If you get the chance, don’t hesitate. Just do it.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • E R. Toronto
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing first stop in Zimbabwe
    Imire was our first stop after arriving in Zimbabwe. Four of us stayed in 2 beautiful cabins, the food was the best we had on our trip. The staff were all extremely helpful and cheerful. Our first tour with Edmore was great, we met Mak the gentle giant elephant and fed him, then moved on to feed a rhino, seeing a spitting cobra only feet from our truck. It was our first sight of zebra and impala, warthogs and baboons running free and was enchanting. We also saw giraffes fighting. The next day, Anyway was our guide and was also knowledgeable and told interesting stories as well. They do amazing conservation work with the animals and we were glad to support them. This was a wonderful way to start our trip and we all hope to return one day!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 4, 2023
  • cylist58
    Washougal, Washington20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic gem to see lots of animals up close
    What a gem this park is. So many cool animals, up close and easy to see. If you’re in Harare it’s an easy less than 2 hour drive and so worth it. We saw elephants, rhinos, cape buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests, warthogs, a Nile crocodile, tons of impalas, and many more. Our guide was excellent and shared a lot of cool information, and lunch by the lake was yummy. They check with clients in advance and adjusted to my vegetarian need and someone else’s gluten free diet.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 14, 2024
  • Lars M
    45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice experience, well worth a visit
    The experience was a very positive one. All staff was very friendly, professional and helpful. We had two game drives. One started at 10 in the morning and we got to see almost all types of animals they have in the reserve (elephants, white and black rhinos, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, buffalos, deer, and antelopes.). Second trip was late afternoon but this time most of the animals stayed in the bush. After the drive we had dinner which was very nice and well presented and cooked. We stayed the night and their huts we're nice and very clean. I can strongly recommend a visit and I intend to come back again at a later time.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written June 11, 2024
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Don B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
10 out of 10!! My brother, sister and I just returned home from a two week stay at Imire . I've been on 8 safaris over the past 25 years (5 in Tanzania and 3 in Kenya). All were amazing and fabulous experiences. This time, I decided to step behind the tourist safari scene and get personally involved in a true conservation/community service volunteer project. After reviewing dozens of projects around Africa, I chose the Imire Rhino and Elephant Conservancy Project. Unlike a traditional safari, Imire blends up close, intimate wildlife viewing while making a meaningful contribution to conservation and community building. Daily walks into the bush with the elephants, tracking and following cheetahs as they stalk their prey, and being able to touch and interact with elephants and Rhinos is a dream come true for any wildlife advocate. I've only been gone for two days and I'm ready to go back!
Written July 10, 2021
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Jason S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Arrived at this beautiful game sanctuary, 90 minutes from Harare, to be greeted by very friendly staff and refreshments. We then went on an awesome game drive and saw a wide array of wildlife with a tour guide who was very educational and humorous at the same time. On our drive through the bush we fed Rhinos and elephants one of which was a huge male bull, with a very impressive move if you’re wearing a hat!!! All of which was followed by a delicious lunch and drinks in a great location. A must see for anyone visiting Zimbabwe.
Written December 31, 2022
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Terence Zvaipa
Harare, Zimbabwe12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
If you are looking for the perfect escape, Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conversation is your one-stop shop. Whether it being your looking for convenience on hours behind the steering wheel, or you are looking to go all out in your African safari experience believe you me Imire has it all. An airstrip too if of course time is really of the essence. Though one must and cannot ignore the state of the roads to Wedza where the nature reserve is located but if a well-prepared traveler fears not the journey's hazards but what lies ahead.

With remarkable scenery and an array of wildlife ranging from Giraffe, zebra impala and the touching story of Imire's special Elephant that thinks it is a buffalo (Well for its name you just have to visit and get more information from the tour guides). The game drive in itself is a very special event as you experience just how much undiscovered wildlife is there, oh and did I mention that there are cheetahs. When it comes to the purity of the game drive and the number of animals you will see Imire will simply blow your mind.

It is really the perfect escape from the stresses of city life, and in between the game drive a hearty, might I say home-cooked feel meal is served at near a waterbody to just about round off the day before getting a glimpse of the majestic black and white Rhino and these are truly worth the cause of the nature reserve as not many are left worldwide and places such as Imire are doing a stellar job in conserving and educating tourists on the important of stopping ivory trade.
Written September 24, 2022
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Lorraine H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
What incredible, incredible people and the sanctuary was so great. Food and refreshments were lovely. The team took the time to explain the history of each of the animals we saw and provided lots of stories. They encouraged questions and made each of the experiences with different animals so good. Well worth a visit and something not to be missed if visiting Zimbabwe.
The rooms were incredible - everything about it was!
Written February 2, 2023
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EsperanzaLL
Portland, OR12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I volunteered for 2 weeks at Imire with my husband and 2 young kids (ages 6 and 9) in January. We had an absolutely incredible time. The accommodations at Camp Chiwawe were very comfortable - we were all in one large family tent with hot water and comfy beds. Food was great. We were taken care of from the minute we woke up until bedtime. Incredible staff, guides, and wildlife - we had so many adventures and felt very safe at Imire with our kids. We also enjoyed meeting members of the nearby community. Honestly, so much thought and preparation goes into the volunteer programming to make your experience incredible. Highly recommend, and hope we can come back for another stay!
Written May 11, 2023
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Obon01
London, United Kingdom14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Imire is a magical place where you straight away have a sense of belonging. You feel part of a community that is trying to do good for this world. You won’t believe how close you get to wild animals and you’ll leave thinking it was one of the best experiences of your life!
Written July 14, 2022
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03Brenda03
Dunblane156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Excellent game experience a couple of hours from Harare.
Lovely accommodation, excellent food in lovely surroundings, but the game drives were the highlight - and at civilised times of the day!
Our guide, Anyway, was not only knowledgeable but had a great sense of humour.
Only disappointment was that we were unable to have lunch on a game drive, as a massive rainstorm was moving in.
Walking with the elephants was an unforgettable experience.
Catered for my gluten free diet.
Written March 19, 2023
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lianneLosAngeles
Marina del Rey, CA60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I adore Imire. Everything about this place. My daughter just completed a two week volunteering program with her friend and they have returned home elated and planning their next trip back. I was fortunate enough to get there too and spend time on the land. Imire is an important animal conservation and they are doing crucial work. Being up close with Mac and Mandevu the elephants is almost indescribable and watching 6 week old Chaka the Rhinoceros frolic between the water hogs and blesbok is so delightful. I highly recommend visiting Imire. It is the real deal. Volunteers walk with the animals, watch and track the animals behavior and also learn an enormous amount about the environment and the importance of animal conservation. Thank you to John and Judy, Riley, Bruce, Kate , Candice, Vera, Sam, Bright and all the staff for making my daughter's experience so rich.
Written July 20, 2021
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cylist58
Washougal, WA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
What a gem this park is. So many cool animals, up close and easy to see.

If you’re in Harare it’s an easy less than 2 hour drive and so worth it.

We saw elephants, rhinos, cape buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests, warthogs, a Nile crocodile, tons of impalas, and many more.

Our guide was excellent and shared a lot of cool information, and lunch by the lake was yummy. They check with clients in advance and adjusted to my vegetarian need and someone else’s gluten free diet.
Written May 14, 2024
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Milena C
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
It was a good experience. The car the use for safari is good. The place is big. We can see more than 10 especies of animals. The food was good. It is 2 h away from Harare. You can ask things and always received the answers. Just remember Can rain so it is important to bring a jacket or double clothing for change. In my case I do it and no problem.
Written April 11, 2023
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