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 open Land Rovers, taking in a coffee break or a sundowner at a scenic spot; seven seats allows everyone a window seat. We make our way through the private concession as well as the National Park, accessing a diversity of habitats, and therefore a wide range of wildlife.


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 to see the large numbers of waterbirds and other wildlife that are attracted to the river and seasonal pans.


Nature Walks

Mana Pools National Park is a remote, beautiful place that is best experienced on foot, led by a professional guide. This thrilling way of exploring the surrounding bush often heralds many exciting sightings.


Catch-and-release fishing*

Bream (tilapia), barbel (catfish) and tigerfish are the some of the more common fish found at Mana Pools. Catch and release is practised at all Wilderness Safaris camps and keen fishermen are always encouraged to bring their own equipment as we only carry basic fishing tackle. *This activity is subject to the availability of boats and is at an additional cost, per boat per hour payable direct.


Star Bed

There is no better way of falling asleep than being serenaded by the sounds of nature while you gaze up at the starry skies of Africa. Our romantic Star Bed is situated near a productive waterhole.


Fantastic Birding

The multiplicity of birdlife in the area includes 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 - 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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  • Ruckomechi Camp – April 2015
    Jun 22, 2015

    Late rains provided a last-gasp growth of nutritious vegetation for the grazers, while our famous elephant provided thrilling sightings in and around Ruckomechi …

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ 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