Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Ruckomechi Camp is a Classic Camp

The elephants' favourite camp

Situated on a large private concession in the heart of the Zambezi Valley’s Mana Pools National Park, Ruckomechi Camp looks out from the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad flowing river, adjoining well-defined tree canopy and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment over the border in Zambia.

Shaded by a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees, the camp accommodates guests in ten spacious en-suite tents, including a honeymoon suite, all of which overlook the river. Each beautifully decorated tent has both indoor and outdoor showers, heated by solar geysers. The central dining, bar, library and lounge areas face the escarpment, and there is a separate deck with an infinity pool for swimming and sunbathing, and an inviting, cushion-strewn star gazing deck.


  • Excellent wildlife viewing in the concession and National Park, with hippo, buffalo and predators often sighted
  • A favourite amongst guests: an outdoor 'bath-with-a-view' in a secluded, scenic spot
  • The albida trees dotted through camp are beloved by elephants for their tasty pods
The albida trees dotted through camp are beloved by elephants for their tasty pods
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Some things to do at Ruckomechi Camp

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Enjoy a game drive in an area renowned for its large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland.

  • Take an afternoon boat trip on the Zambezi River to watch birds, hippo, elephant and more.

  • Walk beneath the shady trees with a knowledgeable Zimbabwean guide.


Activities and Facilities:

Game Drive (Day) Game Drive (Night) Guided Walks Boating Canoeing/Kayaking Birding Catch-and-Release Fishing Pool Family Room Tented Camp Solar Power Hide Sleep-out Deck

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  • Ruckomechi Camp - July 2015
    Sep 9, 2015

    Birding in the Lower Zambezi Valley at Ruckomechi has been excellent as usual with fascinating and diverse hunting techniques observed from squacco herons to hamerkops and eastern nicators…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp - June 2015
    Jul 22, 2015

    The two top sightings at Ruckomechi this month were undoubtedly Engelbert’s sighting of a pangolin and a leopard with cubs…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp - May 2015
    Jul 15, 2015

    The mild weather meant canoeing activities were tremendously popular at Ruckomechi while the clear blue daytime skies made way for amazing Zambezi sunsets and sunrises ...

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“ We found Ruckomechi Camp to be one of the most magical places we have ever visited. We loved getting to know the staff and were treated like royalty. It was fun to be able to experience Mana Pools National Park from a car, boat, canoe and by foot. ”
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Reviewed by: VirginiaPiglet, 2015.05.11