Endangered Black Rhino & Elephant Conservation, Zimbabwe

Make a difference in conserving the endangered rhinos and elephants of Africa, as you work with these beautiful creatures in the heart of a magnificent game reserve in Zimbabwe – a country who has lost 70% of their wildlife in the past decades. Have the volunteer experience of a lifetime and leave Africa knowing that you helped protect one of the most vulnerable species, the Black rhino.


  • Care for the Reserve’s rhinos and elephants and play a vital role in their conservation
  • Experience game drives, observing and researching behaviour of the Reserve’s other wild animals, including lions, buffalo, hyenas and antelope
  • Learn a lot about day-to-day game park management, as well as being involved in anti-poaching patrols, assisting game rangers and community outreach
  • Live in the heart of an African Game Reserve, surrounded by wildlife and soothed to sleep by the sounds of the bush
  • Explore the game park on foot, by game viewer or on the back of one of our bush horses

About the Destination

At the reserve where your volunteer program will take place, you’ll encounter a diverse range of landscapes in 10,000 acres of conservancy that includes msasa woodlands, savannah grassland, rocky outcrops, riverine forest and thorny scrub. You will stay in comfortable twin or dormitory accommodation in a two storey thatched house next to a lake. There are two indoor bathrooms with shower and flush toilets and two outdoor solar showers for those hot days.

Your accommodation is staffed with a cook and housekeeping staff and laundry will also be done for you. The people of the local community are friendly and children love the volunteer interaction at their school.

Living in close proximity with four of Africa’s Big 5 animals on this privately owned conservancy you will witness amazing animal relationships and get a unique behind the scenes look at life on an African game reserve.

On the reserve you can climb Castle Kopje or visit Markwe Caves to see bush paintings and ancient tribal artifacts. Sundowners from the lookout point are a great way to start off your evenings. Then enjoy chatting around a fire, do some star-gazing and end off the day with a hearty meal and a good night’s rest, lulled to sleep by the sounds of nocturnal Africa.

Dates & Rates

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Prices include:
  • Accommodation throughout your stay
  • 3 meals a day cooked by a local chef (weekdays only)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport to and from project
  • 24/7 support from experienced international and local staff
  • Full orientation to ensure you contribute responsibly
  • Project equipment and resources
Prices exclude:
  • Flights (we can assist you with this)
  • Medical or travel insurance (we can assist you with this)
  • Visa-related costs
  • Weekend trips or tours not on the itinerary
  • Snacks, soft drinks, gifts, and souvenirs

Volunteer Reviews

“I absolutely loved this program!! I met so many amazing and personable people during my stay. I also loved working with the elephants!! There is no way to put in words how amazing my experience was because it just wouldn’t do it justice. I’m already planning on going back to Africa because of how wonderful an experience it was!”

Erika Obrock, USA

“It was a wonderful and so worthful experience in Zimbabwe. Working with rhinos and elephants was fantastic and there are a lot of other animals to work with. I have had a great time! The Zimbabwean people are very nice and I have known nice people from all over the world. If you like animals, if you like nature, if you are a person for special moments in life join this project! I was sad when I was leaving but I know I will come back.”

Alex Edhofer, Italy

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