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Ruckomechi Camp

From: $790.00

Ruckomechi Camp lies in a private concession in the heart of Mana Pools National Park. The camp looks out over the banks of the mighty Zambezi River to the mountains in the distance. Ten spacious and beautifully decorated en-suite tents, including two family rooms, lie beneath the Ana trees.


Ruckomechi Camp

Mana Pools

Open between April and November

Ruckomechi Camp has ten spacious and beautifully decorated en-suite tents, including two family rooms, that lie beneath the Ana trees, best-beloved of local elephant for their nutritious seeds. The camp’s central living space includes an inviting  fire pit for pleasant evenings beneath the African night skies. Other unique features include a swimming pool which overlooks a broad sweep of river, an outdoor “bath with a view” in a secluded, scenic spot, and a romantic Star Bed by a busy waterhole.

Mana Pools National Park lies at the heart of the Zambezi Valley, a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views. The area offers large concentrations of Buffalo and Elephant, while predators such as Lion, Wild Dog, Leopard and Cheetah are often sighted. Greater Kudu, Burchell’s Zebra, Impala, Warthog and Common Waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains and the grunting of hippo can be heard all day. Bird life is superb, with numerous local specials like collared palm-thrush and racket-tailed roller.

Ruckomechi Camp is an upmarket property with a fantastic location on the banks of the Zambezi River. It offers one of the most luxurious experiences in the area and takes full advantage of its location. The camp offers a variety of water-based activities such as walking safaris and game drives. The camp’s private concession has superb game viewing.

Blending in with its surroundings, the main area at Ruckomechi is constructed from canvas and local materials. A large, open-sided canvas tent provides an airy lounge with plenty of comfortable, there is a small library and well-stocked bar. Extending from the tent is a large wooden platform where meals are enjoyed beneath the night skies.There is an infinity pool surrounded by sun loungers. Safari activities at Ruckomechi include boating, walking and driving.

Read our Country Information for travel to Zimbabwe. Read our blog on Mana Pools.

Consider combining this with Potato Bush Camp, Royal Zambezi or John’s Camp and Mpala Jena is the height of luxury at Victoria Falls. For incredible walking safaris in Mana spend a few days with Stretch Ferreira Safaris.

For luxury on the banks of the Zambezi at Victoria Falls explore Zambezi Sands.

To learn more about this incredible area you will be visiting read up about Mana Pools.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Victoria Falls Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, South African Airways,  or Kenya Airways

On your arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met by a guide for the 2 hour drive to camp.

Private charters are possible to either Mana Main or Mana West airstrip followed by a 20 minute game drive to camp.

For assistance with domestic arrangements or private charters, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.

Includes / Excludes


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Local brand drinks
  • Boating and fishing (limited tackle)


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


Safari Activities:

  • Within Mana Pools National Park – game drives in the private concession and therefore prime wildlife viewing exclusively for guests at Ruckomechi.
  • Day and night game drives in 05 x 7-seater open Toyota Hilux – during winter months hot water bottles, blankets and lined ponchos provided on game drives.
  • Private activities available on request (subject to availability and shared with Little Ruckomechi. Additional costs applicable).
  • Water-based activities in 02 x 8-seater pontoon, 01 x 4-seater speed boat and 05 x 2-seater canoes (shared with Little Ruckomechi) and 01 x 9-seater (03 x bench seats) Pelican boat for transfers.
  • Fishing is possible on a catch and release basis from the bank or by boat.
  • Birding,
  • Guided nature walks.
  • Star bed at Parachute Pan (weather permitting) approximately 40 minute drive from camp.
  • Stargazing with a laser pointer.
  • River cruise (usually sunset cruise).
  • Olympus Photo Hub experience.

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