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 7-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 take place in 9-seater pontoons or in a 6-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 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 opportunities

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.

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Latest News From Ruckomechi Camp

  • 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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  • Ruckomechi Camp - September 2013
    Oct 22, 2013

    The dryness of September came with some good game sightings. We didn’t need to go far when looking for plains game; in fact just outside camp at Parachute Pan, large congregations of zebra, warthog and impala were a common...

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  • Ruckomechi Camp - August 2013
    Sep 16, 2013

    WildlifeElephant and lion continue to steal the limelight. The elephants circle through camp on their continuous quest for ana tree pods, as well as regularly parading in front of the camp and occasionally swimming to the nearby island....

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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