HORSE RIDING & RHINO CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERING - WITH SANNE WESTERA

Guest blog: Horse Riding & Conservation at Imire

Introducing Sanne Westera, travel writer and avid horse-rider!

We had the honour of hosting Sanne, from travel and equestrian blog Hooves Around The World, at Imire earlier this year. Sanne is lucky enough to spend her time combining her two passions - horse riding and travelling around the world finding the best places to ride - what a life! She booked to spend two weeks on our Horse Riding & Rhino Conservation Programme and then had such a wonderful time, she extended her stay for another week!

Read Sanne's full blog post about her time volunteering on horseback.

Image credit: Sanne Westera, Hooves Around the World

horse riding volunteering and rhino conservation

Imagine:

"Horse riding in the African bush with the sounds of wildlife and the gentle breeze surrounding you. Cantering through open plains and zigzagging through thickets full of old acacia trees. Witness giraffe (and baby giraffes!) browsing on your left and baboons walking around on your right as you approach several white rhinos. Listening to stories told by Imire's owner Judy Travers, who, as well as being matriarch, granny and shining light in the community, is a leading figure in rhino and wildlife conservation, as you slowly make your way back to the stables while the sun sets, somewhere in what looks like an endless reserve in Zimbabwe.

It’s every horse rider and traveler's dream to ride with wildlife in Africa, and at Imire we make this dream come true, and you’re able to contribute to our conservation efforts simultaneously."

Make sure to keep reading to read all about Sanne’s time in Zimbabwe! Click to read more

To find out more about our horse riding volunteer programme:
Click here
Download a brochure
Email us: [email protected].

Image credit: Sanne Westera, Hooves Around the World

VOLUNTEER WITH RHINOS AT IMIRE

In addition to our Equine volunteer programme, we also run a Rhino and Elephant volunteer programme, where you will contribute to the work being done at Imire to support endangered wildlife in Zimbabwe.

Imire is home to three elephants, 12 rhinos (four white and eight black), buffalos and two re-wilded cheetah. In addition we also have our fair share of giraffes, wildebeest, zebra, sable and a plethora of other plains game.

As an Imire rhino conservation volunteer, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work hands-on with rhinos, elephants and cheetah, side-by-side with conservation experts and within local communities. Rhino conservation volunteers play a key role in protecting Africa’s wildlife, and also develop deep intercultural understanding, through working in our vibrant community alongside friendly and like-minded people.

To find out more about our rhino volunteer programme:
Click here
Download a brochure
Email us: [email protected].

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