Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Ruckomechi Camp is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Ruckomechi Camp

Our conservation initiatives in Zimbabwe have been tailored to address the most pressing threats to the survival of wildlife with fruitful partnerships and encouraging successes very evident. Our concession in Mana Pools National Park is no exception.


Green Operating Systems

Ruckomechi is powered by a hybrid system, combining a diesel powered generator that charges a bank of batteries which in turn supplies the camp with electricity through an inverter. Thanks to this, the generator only needs to operate for eight hours a day as opposed to 24 hours. In addition, each guest tent has solar-powered geyser providing hot water.

Painted Dog Conservation Project

Data collection in Mana Pools aids this project, which looks at the population status of wild dog in Zimbabwe as well as the human-wild dog conflict. It aims to protect and increase the range and number of wild dog through research, education and community involvement.

Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe

Ruckomechi assists in collecting data for this project, which is carrying out population surveys to find out where cheetah occur, their population sizes and the challenges they face in Zimbabwe.

Latest News From Ruckomechi Camp

  • Ruckomechi Camp – October 2014
    Nov 21, 2014

    A very interesting – if sleepless – night at Ruckomechi Camp as staff and guests listen to lions chase, catch, kill and feed on a waterbuck, all from the safety of our tents…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp – September 2014
    Nov 5, 2014

    15 wild dog puppies emerged from their den, bringing to 38 the total number of dogs in the Nyakasanga Pack at Ruckomechi…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp – August 2014
    Aug 31, 2014

    Both land and water experiences at Ruckomechi Camp provide exceptional sightings 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