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. Surrounded by albida trees, the campsite is especially popular with elephants who adore their tasty seed pods. There are just 10 guest tents here in total, including two designed to accommodate families.
The central communal area comprises of a lounge, dining and bar area, with a sunken fire pit for convivial evenings. Also found here is a separate deck with shaded sun loungers and a sparkling swimming pool. Should you wish to spend your night sleeping beneath velvet African skies, a ‘star bed’ can be specially set up for you at nearby Parachute Pan, frequented by wildlife 24 hours a day.
Activities at Ruckomechi Camp are as diverse as the landscape surrounding the property, ranging from game drives through woodland and savanna in search of elephant, buffalo and lion to boat cruises and canoeing, taking in Mana Pools’ incredible birdlife and healthy hippo population. It’s also possible to explore Ruckomechi’s private concession after dark – special camera mounts on your vehicle help with low-light photography. Another unique experience permitted here is walking safaris – a truly unforgettable way to track Africa’s most iconic animals.