In 2004, a group of like-minded travellers sat around a small table in the Zimbabwean bush with a big idea. Combining their unique backgrounds in conservation, community development and tourism, they wanted to introduce people to the Africa they knew. The wildlife. The people. The magic. It was here, almost 17 years ago, that African Impact was born.
Zimbabwe holds a special place in our heart at African Impact. If you are searching for the volunteer adventure of a lifetime, we encourage you to consider this incredible nation. A land filled with unparalleled wildlife, natural landscapes, and welcoming communities, Zimbabwe’s beauty is simply beyond words. Our Zimbabwe volunteer programs in Africa work primarily in one unique conservancy; Imire.
Imire Conservancy, Zimbabwe
A family-run conservancy located less than 90 minutes from Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, Imire is the perfect hub for an African volunteer adventure. Consisting of ten thousand acres of beautiful woodlands, savannah grasses, rocky terrain, and riverine forest, the area of protected conservation land in Imire is as stunning as it is diverse. Focusing primarily on black and white rhino conservation, Imire combines sustainable wildlife protection, local community engagement, and opportunities for incredible expeditions for the ultimate Zimbabwe adventure.
In a country known for its striking landscapes and unique wildlife, the adventures to be had around Imire are endless. Visit the Castle Kopje, a stone fortress in the middle of Imire’s protected land that dates back to the early 13th century! With a local chief guiding your expedition, explore the Makwe Caves – a national monument over 2000 years old, filled with historic and breathtaking rock art paintings. Or, take a journey into Harare, Zimbabwe’s bustling capital city. Abundant in lively markets, incredible local cuisine, and lush community gardens, a trip to Harare makes for the memories of a lifetime.
A trip to Zimbabwe is not complete, however, without a visit to the world-renowned Victoria Falls. Known to locals as Mosi-ao-Tuyna, “The smoke that thunders,” visiting this natural wonder is an unmissable adventure for any volunteers in the area!