On the western boundary of the Mana Pools National Park, nestled in a large grove of Acacia and Mahogany trees, Ruckomechi Camp overlooks the Zambezi River with a superb view of the mountains of Africa’s Great Rift Valley in the distance.
The camp accommodates guests in 7 thatched chalets, with en-suite bathroom that includes a shower, toilet and basin. There is a honeymoon suite that overlooks the Zambezi River, as well as one of the camp’s favourite facilities: an outdoor “bath with a view”! The central dining, pub and lounge area is under cool thatch on the river’s edge, facing the escarpment.
Wildlife is excellent in the area, and Ruckomechi offers diverse game activities, including wildlife-viewing drives in 4×4 vehicles, boats, canoes, and fishing. Daily nature walks are available with a professional guide. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains, and elephant take advantage of the plentiful Albida (Ana) trees in the area. Predators including lion, wild dog, leopard, and cheetah, are often sighted, and large concentrations of buffalo can be found along the river’s edges. Bird watching tends to be very good, with the river attracting large numbers of waterbirds.
Little Ruckomechi Camp
Little Ruckomechi’s scenic location epitomises Mana Pools National Park in all its abundance. The camp is all about the intimacy of being close to nature and amongst the iconic albida trees that characterise the area. The camp’s location within our private Ruckomechi Concession ensures an exclusive safari experience complete with a diverse range of activities through which to explore Mana, one of the great wildlife areas of Africa.
Built on wooden decks, the handsome en-suite tents are airy and elegant; a reminder of the by-gone explorer era. The living spaces include a dining room and lounge as well as a plunge pool all looking out over the great Zambezi River and the Zambian foothills in the distance.
- An authentic, exclusive, stylish bush camp, with an intimate “home from home” style
- Excellent wildlife viewing in the concession and National Park, with hippo, buffalo and predators often sighted
- Wide range of activities: boating, canoeing, walking and game drives
Ruckomechi Camp Game Viewing
Wildlife viewing is excellent, with large predators such as lion, wild dog and leopard often sighted. Large concentrations of buffalo can be found along the river’s edges. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains. Elephant take advantage of the plentiful Albida (Ana) trees in the area. The grunting of hippo can be heard all day.
There is fantastic bird viewing, with the river attracting large numbers of water birds and a wide variety of different species such as Livingstone’s Flycatcher, Red-necked Falcon and Yellow-spotted Nicator.