Ruckomechi Camp

Wilderness collection


 

Overview

Place: Ruckomechi Camp rises along the banks of the Zambezi River, gazing out towards Zambia’s evocative escarpment. Its broad-canopied ana trees create glorious shade throughout the camp, and are much loved by the elephants for their rich, nutritious seeds. Our concession is explored by vehicle or on foot, while boating and canoeing allow for a different perspective of the area. 

Accommodation: Ten spacious tents (including two family units), along with a generous main space, enjoy the broad vista of the Zambezi River.  There is a separate pool area, a unique outdoor “bath with a view” in a secluded, scenic spot, and for the romantic, a Star Bed is located nearby.

Purpose: Despite the political, and therefore financial, challenges that we have faced in Zimbabwe over almost two decades, we have never given up. Our simple presence on the ground has maintained a social and environmental stability throughout.   

NOTE: Ruckomechi is open seasonally between April and mid/late November.

Unique Selling Points

  • Scenic location epitomises Mana Pools National Park Elephant herds and other game seen daily within the camp confines

  • Outstanding dry-season wildlife concentrations

Rooms:

Standard Tent(s)

This camp can accommodate 20 guests and 04 children plus 02 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing, subject to concession numbers and/or concession availability.

10 x tents in total comprising:

• 08 x twin-bedded canvas tents each with two three quarter beds.

• 02 x family canvas tented room consisting of two rooms each.

Family Tent

This camp can accommodate 20 guests and 04 children plus 02 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing, subject to concession numbers and/or concession availability.

10 x tents in total comprising:

• 08 x twin-bedded canvas tents each with two three quarter beds.

• 02 x family canvas tented room consisting of two rooms each.

Activities & features:

Ruckomechi Camp - Game Drives

Game drives early in the morning or late afternoon take place in open Land Rovers, taking in a coffee break or a sundowner at a scenic spot; seven seats allows everyone a window seat. We make our way through the private concession as well as the National Park, accessing a diversity of habitats, and therefore a wide range of wildlife.

Ruckomechi Camp - River Cruises

Cruises down this stretch of the Zambezi River are in nine-seater pontoons or in a six-seater speed boat. Canoes are a more adventurous option to see the large numbers of waterbirds and other wildlife that are attracted to the river and seasonal pans.

Ruckomechi Camp - River Cruises

Cruises down this stretch of the Zambezi River are in nine-seater pontoons or in a six-seater speed boat. Canoes are a more adventurous option to see the large numbers of waterbirds and other wildlife that are attracted to the river and seasonal pans.

Ruckomechi Camp - Catch-and-release fishing*

Bream (tilapia), barbel (catfish) and tigerfish are the some of the more common fish found at Mana Pools. Catch and release is practised at all Wilderness Safaris camps and keen fishermen are always encouraged to bring their own equipment as we only carry basic fishing tackle. *This activity is subject to the availability of boats and is at an additional cost, per boat per hour payable direct.

Ruckomechi Camp - Star Bed

There is no better way of falling asleep than being serenaded by the sounds of nature while you gaze up at the starry skies of Africa. Our romantic Star Bed is situated near a productive waterhole.

Ruckomechi Camp - Fantastic Birding

The multiplicity of birdlife in the area includes three-banded courser, western banded snake-eagle, Arnot's chat, green-capped eremomela, African golden oriole, Lilian’s lovebird, Böhm's spinetail and Meve's starling.

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Reviews:

Beautiful place, wonderful camp
— Traveller 2018