Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation
*Tourist Resort
  • Tourist Attraction
SeatMashonaland East Province

Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation is a tourist resort/attraction located in Hwedza in Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe. The place hosts local, regional and international tourists who visit the country to have a realistic grasp of the country's diverse and heartening natural environemnt.

Background

Set in a tranquil surrounding within the conservancy is Imire Lodge. Managed by Kate Travers and Chris Carless, a highly-experienced chef and management team, The Imire Lodge offers welcoming family style hospitality, fine home cooking and spectacular game viewing. Four of the big five guaranteed! Experience unique close encounters with some of the world’s most intriguing and endangered animals.

Imire Lodge offers both day trips and overnight stays. A day trip visit includes a full game drive and lunch served in the conservancy with a visit from the elephants or rhino as a highlight of the day. Overnight trips include feeding the rhino and elephant, followed by sundowners at the lookout and a gourmet three course dinner.

Special trips or longer stays for large groups and special occasions are welcomed upon request. Please note bookings must be made in advance.

Activities

There are quite a number of activities which suit people of different interests, races and and religions. Some the activities found here include game viewing, elephant riding and hunting.

WALK WITH THE RHINOS

Start your day with an early morning stroll alongside our iconic rhino. Against the back drop of majestic Castle Kopje, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with these incredible endangered animals, while learning from our knowledgeable rhino handlers about their habits, behaviours and the conservation efforts to protect them.

ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER

Enjoy an up close and personal experience with our resident elephant herd. Begin your day with a steaming cup of coffee in the presence of these magnificent creatures. An opportunity to witness and learn first-hand about their behaviour and different personalities. This is followed by an intimate guided bush walk, following these gentle giants as they begin their day under gorgeous African Skies.

HORSEBACK SAFARI

Explore the vast savannah plains and miombo woodlands of Imire on horseback. Available to experienced riders, there is no better way to immerse yourself in Imire’s beauty and wildlife than on horseback safari. A perfect way to explore the un spoilt savannah and the game trails of the wildlife on horseback, where you become so much more aware of the environment and the humbling beauty of not only the landscapes, but riding alongside the herds of giraffe, zebra, the different antelope species, coming across the the endangered rhino,always a sacred moment… what a better way to witness Africa’s trails.

MAKWE CAVES TRIP

Explore this national monument and marvel at ancient rock art paintings that date back 2000 years. Imire is given privileged permission by the local chief to visit this monument. The proceeds of your visit benefit the surrounding community.

BIRDWATCHING WALK

Free for overnight guests. Enjoy a birding tour walking the conservancy with our knowledgeable guides. Imire is home to more than 150 different species of birdlife and is a bird lovers dream

FISHING

Our stunning dams are brimming with bream, bass and catfish. Cast from the shore or head out in one of our canoes. Relax by the shade of the reeds and wait for a bite.

Accommodation

An oasis within the Imire conservancy, the Imire Lodge comprises of seven individual thatched, ensuite rooms, and one self-catering family lodge. Rolling green lawns and msasa trees are a welcoming and relaxing retreat, all just a stone’s throw from Harare!

Room Layout: Room 1 – Twin (Shower) Room 2 – Twin (Shower) Room 3 – Double (Shower) Room 4 – Double (Shower) Eland Left – Double (Shower) Eland Right – Double with upstairs twin (Shower) Family Room – Double with inter-leading twin room (Bath and shower)

  • Please Note: Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4 can all accommodate an extra single bed with ease if necessary.


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