Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Ruckomechi Camp is a Classic Camp

Things to do at Ruckomechi Camp

Situated on the western boundary of the iconic Mana Pools National Park, Ruckomechi Camp is a photographer’s paradise, whether in a vehicle, on a boat or on foot.


Game Drives

Game drives early in the morning or late afternoon take place in seven-seater open Land Rovers, taking in a coffee break or a sundowner at a scenic spot.


River Cruises

Cruises down this stretch of the Zambezi River are in nine-seater pontoons or in a six-seater speed boat. Canoes are a more adventurous option. The river and seasonal pans attract large numbers of water birds and other wildlife.


Nature Walks

Mana Pools National Park is a remote, beautiful place that is best experienced on foot, led by a professional guide.


Catch-and-release fishing

This activity is subject to the availability of boats and is at an additional cost, per boat per hour payable direct. Guests need to provide their own fishing equipment. Please note that fishing is only offered in camp if/when there is availability.


Fantastic Birding

Local specials include three-banded courser, western banded snake-eagle, Arnot's chat, green-capped eremomela, African golden oriole, Lilian’s lovebird, Böhm's spinetail and Meve's starling.

Latest News From Ruckomechi Camp

  • Ruckomechi Camp – May 2014
    May 31, 2014

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

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  • Ruckomechi Camp – April 2014
    Apr 30, 2014

    A very productive month with excellent lion sightings around Ruckomechi Camp

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  • Ruckomechi Camp - October 2013
    Oct 30, 2013

    October has come and gone and has brought some spectacular and special sightings of mammals.

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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