Ruckomechi Camp

Mana Pools National Park
Birding Daydrive Nightdrive Walk Mokoro Boatride Fishing Swimming

Star Rating
Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Ruckomechi Camp: Our View

Ruckomechi Camp lies on the banks of the Zambezi, shaded by a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees and with a superb view of the mountains of Africa's Great Rift Valley across the river in Zambia.

Ruckomechi Camp accommodates guests in ten spacious en-suite tented suites, including 2 family suites, all of which overlook the Zambezi River. Each tent has both indoor and outdoor showers, and the camp boasts a favourite amongst guests, its outdoor 'bath-with-a-view' in a secluded, scenic spot. The central dining, bar, library and lounge areas face the escarpment and are connected to the rest of the camp by low-level walkways that minimize environmental impact. There is a separate deck with infinity pool for swimming and sun bathing, and an inviting, cushion-strewn star gazing deck.

The camp vegetation is dominated by broad canopied Albida trees, much loved by elephants for their rich nutritious pods. These animals often join visitors in camp for a light meal!

Activities include wildlife viewing in open 4x4 vehicles, on motorised pontoon boats, on foot and in canoes. Catch and release fishing is offered here too. 

Ruckomechi Camp: Quick Facts

  • 10 luxury tented suites, including 2 family suites
  • Swimming pool (Infinity Pool)
  • Star bed sleepout
  • Day and night game drives
  • Guided walking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Birding

Ruckomechi Camp: The Details

The area is renowned for large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland, especially in the winter when they concentrate along the river. Predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog are all found in the area. Birdlife is superb, particularly for both mopane woodland and riverine species with numerous local specials like Collared Palm-Thrush, Racket-tailed Roller, Purple-banded Sunbird and Black-throated Wattle-Eyes.