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.

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.

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How to get to Ruckomechi Camp

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

 

Activities at Ruckomechi Camp

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Boat cruises
  • Canoe excursions
  • Sleepouts

Ruckomechi Camp Highlights

  • A fabulous luxury tented camp popular with both safari-goers and elephants
  • Set in a private concession within the gloriously diverse Mana Pools National Park
  • Explore the Zambezi River and the surrounding landscape on foot, by boat, canoe and vehicle
  • Embark on exciting game drives after dark
  • Sleep out in a treehouse set next to a busy waterhole

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Accommodation in 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.

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