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 4X4 vehicles, taking in a coffee break or a sundowner at a scenic spot. Given the diversity of habitats in the area, a wide variety of wildlife may be seen. Night drives are also available; a red-filtered spotlight is used to ensure disturbance of the game is kept to a minimum. (Note: Game drives take place within our private concession and not in the National Park.)

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.

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.

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Latest News From Ruckomechi Camp

  • Ruckomechi Camp - June 2017
    Jun 4, 2017

    For a couple of days during the month a mating pair of lions made for fantastic sightings for Ruckomechi guests…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp - May 2017
    May 7, 2017

    Ruckomechi Camp started off the month with a fantastic pangolin sighting near the airstrip…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp - April 2017
    Apr 8, 2017

    Ruckomechi’s Parachute Pan is full and a pod of hippos and a few crocodiles have made themselves at home here – fantastic for those guests who spend a night at the sleep-out platform…

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“ Ruckomechi camp is the ideal bush experience - completely immersed in beautiful and authentic natural surrounds. ”
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Reviewed by: ExecutiveAirZimbabwe, 03 February 2017