Little Ruckomechi Camp

Downstream from its big sister, Little Ruckomechi Camp features just three very handsome tented suites – ideal for a small group or family safari.

Downstream from its big sister camp, intimate Little Ruckomechi features just three very handsome tented suites nestled beneath grand albida trees – ideal for a small group or family. Inside each unit is a romantic canopied bed, plenty of comfortable seating as well as an ensuite bathroom. Shared spaces at this cosy safari camp include a dining area, lounge and plunge pool featuring views over the river and scenic Zambian foothills.

Little Ruckomechi’s privileged location within a private concession in the stunning Mana Pools National Park allows guests to participate in a wide range of activities not normally allowed in public reserves. Enjoy the region’s breathtaking beauty and impressive diversity on foot led by an experienced guide and take relaxing boat cruises to admire the sunset and huge pods of wallowing hippo. Of course, it’s also possible to go on traditional game drives in open 4X4 vehicles.

Should you wish to dine outdoors, staff at Little Ruckomechi Camp will happily arrange a picnic for you. Other unique experiences that can be enjoyed in the Mana Pools area include catch-and-release tiger fishing as well as canoeing – an exhilarating way to travel the sparkling channels common throughout the area and approach birds and animals up close with minimal disturbance.


How to get to Little Ruckomechi Camp

Mana Pools can be accessed by scheduled flight from Victoria Falls. You are met and transferred by road from the airstrip to Little Ruckomechi Camp.


Activities at Little Ruckomechi Camp

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Boat cruises
  • Canoe excursions
  • Bird-watching

Little Ruckomechi Camp Highlights

  • The stylish little sister of much-loved Ruckomechi Camp upstream
  • With just three handsome suites overlooking the iconic Zambezi River
  • Ideal for families or small groups seeking an exclusive safari experience
  • Offering a wide range of water and land based activities
  • Discover Mana Pools National Park’s impressive wildlife and scenic beauty

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Accommodation at Mana Pools

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the Mana Pools region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Kanga Camp

Secluded Kanga Camp sits next to a pan that is the only source of water available all year round in a very untouched inland section of Mana Pools National Park.

Little Ruckomechi Camp

Downstream from its big sister, Little Ruckomechi Camp features just three very handsome tented suites - ideal for a small group or family safari.

Ruckomechi Camp

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Ruckomechi Camp has been a favourite with visitors to the breathtaking Mana Pools National Park for many years.


Zimbabwe Itineraries

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Zimbabwe Overview

What is the best thing to do in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe offers plenty of fabulous safari experiences and the two major national parks – Hwange and Mana Pools – are top of the list when visiting the country. For the more adventurous, Zimbabwe is one of the best countries across Africa for walking and canoeing safaris, whilst the magnificent Victoria Falls is a must-visit.

What is the climate like in Zimbabwe?
Overall the country has a pleasant climate but temperatures vary with elevation. The highveld has a moderate climate (up to 29°C in summer) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-October when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from June-August. October is the hottest month with days in the mid to high 30°s. Rain falls regularly in the summer (November-March/April) turning the bush lush and green.

How do I get to Zimbabwe?
The easiest way into the country is from the South African hub of Johannesburg. Multiple major airlines fly into the city including British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Delta Airlines, Qantas, and of course South African Airways. From Johannesburg there are regular flights to Victoria Falls, the start and end point for many safaris. Alternatively, for an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience, journey by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with?
Zimbabwe is easily combinable with neighbouring countries including Botswana, Zambia and South Africa – all of which provide a different safari experience. Another popular combination with a Zimbabwean safari is a visit to Uganda or Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas.

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