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.

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.

Latest News From Ruckomechi Camp

  • Ruckomechi Camp - October 2016
    Oct 6, 2016

    For the fishermen at Ruckomechi there were some fantastic catches this month, with one guest landing a 50-pound vundu and numerous other guests landing 10-pound tigers, all of which were released successfully…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp - September 2016
    Sep 4, 2016

    A group of Ruckomechi guests was extremely lucky to witness a martial eagle killing a fish-eagle on a drive along the Zambezi River near camp...

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  • Ruckomechi Camp - August 2016
    Aug 5, 2016

    Boswell, the collared elephant, visited our concession on a number of occasions, generating tremendous interest from all our guests …

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ Every aspect of this safari in Mana Pools was perfect from the weather, food, game viewing, staff and accommodation. Thank you to all at Ruckomechi for making my dream come true. ”
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Reviewed by: Dave E, 14 February 2016