The Rhino & Elephant Conservation, known worldwide for its successful black rhino breeding and release program, plays a vital role in rehabilitating poaching-affected black rhino populations in southern Zimbabwe. The project is committed to protecting and supporting wildlife populations within its own grounds and neighboring areas.
ABUNDANT WILDLIFE AND A RICH FAMILY LEGACY
With over 4,000 hectares, the conservancy boasts a diverse ecosystem that includes more than 250 bird species, hyenas, honey badgers, bushbabies, giraffes, and buffalos. The project also serves as a sanctuary for black and white rhinos, three elephants, and an elderly lion.
Norman Travers founded the farm in the 1950s, and by the 1970s, he incorporated sustainable wildlife management practices. The Travers family, now in its third generation, remains actively involved. Judy Travers, the family matriarch, was featured in a 2011 Animal Planet documentary about her experience raising an orphaned rhino from the project in her home.
EXCEPTIONAL WILDLIFE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
The volunteer program provides an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to wildlife conservation efforts at this family-operated Rhino & Elephant Conservation project. With limited volunteer group sizes, you and your fellow volunteers can interact more closely with the animals and each other.
As a volunteer, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in Africa's breathtaking natural beauty while deepening your knowledge of its diverse wildlife.
DIVERSE ACTIVITIES PROMOTING CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY
The project offers a wide range of engaging activities, including hands-on experiences with rhinos and elephants, community education initiatives, involvement in anti-poaching efforts, and participation in research projects.
By volunteering, you'll have the opportunity to see the direct impact of your efforts on the conservancy and the surrounding community, contributing to the long-term sustainability of this vital wildlife habitat.
“ The volunteering experience itself was just phenomenal, we wish we had booked to stay longer! (…) A bonus was that we were in extremely close contact with the two elephants, Mac and Mandevu and even had a bush breakfast with them. It's not an experience you can get anywhere else. I would strongly recommend signing up to this volunteer programme with Lost Adventures.
We have made memories for a lifetime and I will surely do another project with them soon! “