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 – October 2014
    Nov 21, 2014

    A very interesting – if sleepless – night at Ruckomechi Camp as staff and guests listen to lions chase, catch, kill and feed on a waterbuck, all from the safety of our tents…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp – September 2014
    Nov 5, 2014

    15 wild dog puppies emerged from their den, bringing to 38 the total number of dogs in the Nyakasanga Pack at Ruckomechi…

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  • Ruckomechi Camp – August 2014
    Aug 31, 2014

    Both land and water experiences at Ruckomechi Camp provide exceptional sightings this month…

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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