Zimbabwe Safaris

Ruckomechi Camp (Mana Pools National Park)

Ruckomechi Camp (Mana Pools National Park) Zimbabwe

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Breaking News!

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 Zimbabwe.

“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, Lunchtime visitors!

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.



Tent Interior - Ruckomechi Camp (Mana Pools National Park) Zimbabwe - www.epicafricansafaris.com

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.


Tent Exterior - Ruckomechi Camp (Mana Pools National Park) Zimbabwe - www.epicafricansafaris.com

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 radio.


Elephants having crossed the Zambezi River, Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe




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.

Eland Bull - Ruckomechi Camp (Mana Pools National Park) Zimbabwe - www.epicafricansafaris.com
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 highlight.

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 Chikwenya Camp.



The Vaccariello Family at alion sighting!- Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools

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).




  Accommodation Rates:-  Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary. 

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