Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Ruckomechi Camp is a Classic Camp

The elephants' favourite camp

Situated 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 rushing river below. Each beautifully decorated and spacious tent is en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers. 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. Our  environmental impact is lowered by low-level walkways and solar power for the whole camp.

Highlights

  • Excellent wildlife viewing 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.

Latest News From Ruckomechi Camp

  • Ruckomechi Camp – August 2014
    Aug 31, 2014

    Both land and water experiences at Ruckomechi Camp provide exceptional sightings this month…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp – July 2014
    Jul 31, 2014

    More and more elephant are spending time in camp at Ruckomechi, feasting on the nutritious albida pods…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp – May 2014
    May 31, 2014

    Civet, genet, hyaena and occasionally porcupine were all seen near Ruckomechi this month.

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River overlooking animals day and night. In this camp, we did 4 game drives seeing lions daily, 4 leopards and 2 cheetahs, and a nature hike through herds of elephants, zebra and different antelope. ”
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Reviewed by: Jerry C, 2013.09.23