Evoke the most intense feelings on walking and canoe safaris in the company of expert guides at Ruckomechi. Whether it is peace, exhilaration or dread, the emotional ride will leave you rejuvenated and enlightened. Spend lazy afternoons sprawled on a hammock or escape to the comfort of your chalet where contemporary mod cons await.

Located in the legendary Mana Pools National Park, Ruckomechi enjoys incredible views across the Zambezi to the towering escarpment on the Zambian side of the river. Ana trees provide both shade and seed pods that are beloved of elephants, meaning that these charismatic creatures are never far away. Guest accommodation consists of ten spacious en-suite tented units, including two family units, and open 4x4 vehicles, motorised pontoon boats, canoes and good old safari boots facilitate the wildlife viewing. The camp even features a secluded outdoor bath for a luxurious sensory experience. Ruckomechi is open throughout the dry (winter) season. INSIDER'S TIP: A boat cruise along the mighty Zambezi is a wonderful way to see wildlife and waterbirds from a different perspective. For the more adventurous – there’s the option of canoeing along this famous river!

Place: Ruckomechi Camp rises along the banks of the Zambezi River, gazing out towards Zambia’s evocative escarpment. Its broad-canopied ana trees create glorious shade throughout the camp, and are much loved by the elephants for their rich, nutritious seeds. Our concession is explored by vehicle or on foot, while boating and canoeing allow for a different perspective of the area.

Accommodation: Ten spacious tents (including two family units), along with a generous main space, enjoy the broad vista of the Zambezi River.  There is a separate pool area, a unique outdoor “bath with a view” in a secluded, scenic spot, and for the romantic, a Star Bed is located nearby.

Purpose: Despite the political, and therefore financial, challenges that we have faced in Zimbabwe over almost two decades, we have never given up. Our simple presence on the ground has maintained a social and environmental stability throughout.  

NOTE: Ruckomechi is open seasonally between April and mid/late November.

Unique Selling Points

  • Scenic location epitomises Mana Pools National Park Elephant herds and other game seen daily within the camp confines
  • Outstanding dry-season wildlife concentrations

Ruckomechi Camp Exterior Views

Located on the western boundary of Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park on a private concession, nestled in a large grove of Acacia and Mahogany trees is Ruckomechi Camp. Situated on the banks of the meandering Zambezi River with superb panoramas of the mountains of Africa's Great Rift Valley in the distance, the camp offers a great combination of picturesque beauty and exceptional game viewing.
A superb accommodation in Zimbabwe, Ruckomechi Camp sleeps twenty guests in ten tented chalets including a honeymoon suite. Each room is artistically decorated and features a roomy bedroom area and private, en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers as well as a private deck.A ‘bath-with-a-view’ located in a secluded and scenic spot on the banks of the Zambezi is a favourite among guests at this Mana Pools safari camp. Here guests can relax in a bubble bath and appreciate the amazing scenery around.
The hub of Ruckomechi comprises the dining, lounge, bar and library area. These are connected to the rest of the camp by low-level boardwalks and face the Zambezi escarpments. Another deck featuring an infinity-style plunge pool and hammocks is popular for viewing game over the midday period or when guests just want to kick back and relax on a lazy afternoon.
Mana Pools has indisputably the most picturesque setting of all the parks the whole of Africa. The game viewing is exceptional and the fact that it plays host to the famous Big Five makes it a holiday destination worth visiting. A combination of mainland and water-based activities encompass the Zimbabwe safaris on offer at camp. Activities include day and night game drives, boating, canoeing, fishing and walking safaris. Canoeing and walking safaris are a highlight of this camp as they evoke the most intense feelings, whether it is peace, exhilaration or dread, the emotional ride will leave guests rejuvenated and enlightened.

Ruckomechi Camp

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