Little Ruckomechi Camp

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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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.



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Zimbabwe Overview

Why should I travel to Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe offers amazing wildlife experiences, from the safari parks and reserves along the mighty Zambezi River and Lake Kariba to the vast wilderness of Hwange National Park. The jewel in the country’s crown is the spectacular Victoria Falls. The country has a long history and the ancient stone city of Great Zimbabwe gave the country its name.

When is the best time to go to Zimbabwe?The dry season (May-Oct) is the best time for gameviewing as the bush dries out and game congregates at the precious remaining waterholes. Late in the dry season, there will be much less water going over the Victoria Falls, whilst at the height of summer there will be a lot of spray and it may be more difficult to see the falls.

What is the culture of Zimbabwe? Zimbabweans are known for their rich culture, dance and music traditions. They are also recognised for their fine art and craft including basketware, pottery and the famous Shona stone sculptures. The two main tribes are the Shona and the Matabele.

What is the climate in Zimbabwe? Moderate climate (22°-29°C) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-Oct when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from Jun-Aug. Oct is the hottest month. Rain falls regularly in the summer (Nov-Mar/Apr) turning the bush lush and green.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with? Zambia, Botswana or South Africa. Chobe National Park in Botswana is just across the border and can be easily reached by road from Victoria Falls. Zambia and the town of Livingstone is across the river from Victoria Falls.

How to get to Zimbabwe? Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Alternatively you can easily take a road transfer from Livingstone in Zambia or from Botswana. For an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience travel by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

Do I need a Visa for Zimbabwe? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

Do I need vaccinations for Zimbabwe? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

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