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October 2013 – Wilderness Safaris is proud to announce
that Ruckomechi Camp, situated in Mana Pools National Park,
has won a 2013 AZTA (Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents)
Award for being one of the Best Safari Tented Camps in
“We are delighted to receive this accolade. Ruckomechi
Camp has always been a favourite amongst our guests in terms
of its spectacular setting, charming accommodation and
excellent wildlife sightings. However, I believe that we
should be passing on our gratitude to our staff who, through
their dedication and hard work, perfect the incredible guest
experience that Ruckomechi offers,” said Ron Goatley, MD for
Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe.
Ruckomechi camp is situated on the western boundary of
Mana Pools National Park in Northeast Zimbabwe. It has a
private concession area around the camp.
It is the sister camp to Chikwenya and is situated in a
large grove of acacia and mahogany trees overlooking the
Zambezi River, with a superb view of the Zambian Escarpment.
The area is renown for its regular Lion, Elephant and
Leopard sightings. The combination of great game viewing, a
multitude of activities and stunning scenery, make this camp
one of the best in all Africa.
The camp holds a maximum of 18 guests in 9 thatched twin
chalets. All the chalets have two three quarter beds which
can be pushed together to suit guest's preferences.
The beds have large spacious mosquito nets which hang
over the beds to the ground with ample space to move around.
Fans are a prominent feature in all bedrooms. Each chalet
has a shower with hot and cold water, flush toilet and basin
en suite. Each room also has its own dressing area and private
veranda with built in seats. The camp is lit by generator and there is power from
sunset through to 10.30 each evening. Battery operated
lighting is available after 10.30 pm. Guests will be able to
recharge video batteries during generator hours. The
bar/lounge and library are situated on the river's edge
facing the Zambian escarpment.
The bar has a deck area where one can sit and view the
surroundings. Note the bar generally closes at 10.30 and is
open from 9.30 am. The open air dining room is situated on
the river's edge as a separate building. Ruckomechi is well
known for its open air bath that overlooks the Zambezi
River. It is closed on three sides.
Conference facilities are available and are tailored to
the requirements of the organizers. Television , video, flip
chart, blackboard and overhead projector are available at no
extra charge. Conference rates are discounted and require
that the whole camp be booked for the conference. Items of
curio interest and basic toiletries , film and stationery
are available from the camp shop. The camp is in contact by
HF radio with Kariba, Harare, Victoria Falls, Hwange and
Lusaka. All activities are in contact with the camp by VHF
There are a minimum of four licensed guides in the camp,
at least one of whom is a specialist walking guide. Two
hostesses are also based at the camp.
The camp is equipped
with comprehensive first aid facilities. All Ruckomechi Camp
guests are automatically covered by MARS ( Medical Air
Rescue Service ) for life threatening or immobilizing
illness/injuries, in this event they will be evacuated to
the nearest suitable medical facility.
The food in the camp
is of a very high standard and vegetarian or other dietary
preferences can be catered for provided the camp is advised.
Bottled water is available.
Game Viewing / Activities:
Ruckomechi offers diverse game activities, including game
drives in 4x4 vehicles, canoe trips, boating and fishing.
Daily game walks are available with an armed guide.
Mid-morning game viewing trips by boat to the islands are a
A 3-night canoe trip on the Zambezi River, The Mana Canoe
and Walking Trail, is also available along the Mana Pools
shoreline starting at Ruckomechi Camp and ending at
Children's Adventure Camps
During the December school holidays Children's Adventure
Camps are offered for 8-12 year olds.
Our Zambia road transfer options are proving popular this
year, to the extent where we have now scheduled these with
daily departures as follows:
Depart Lusaka 13.30 for Ruckomechi Depart Ruckomechi
07.00 for Lusaka These road/boat transfers take about 4
hours (3 by road and 1 by boat).
Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.