Ruckomechi Camp




Ruckomechi Camp sits on the western boundary of Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe and is a nature lover’s paradise. It has an exceptionally attractive riverside location, set in a majestic stand of ana trees, much loved by the elephants for their rich nutritious seeds. It overlooks the mighty Zambezi river with the rift valley escarpment forming a beautiful mountain backdrop.

Ruckomechi Camp has ten spacious and stylish tents, including a honeymoon suite, all with open views to the Zambezi River. Each tent has indoor and outdoor showers with views of the river even from your bathroom.


The camp also has the very popular 'bath-with-a-view' in a secluded scenic spot. The central dining area, bar, library and lounge areas face the escarpment at Ruckomechi Camp. There is a separate deck with infinity pool for swimming and sun bathing, and an inviting, cushion-strewn star gazing deck – all with glorious views over the majestic river so game-viewing is a constant activity. Solar power provides the hot water and lighting ensuring a lighter ecological footprint.

Activities at Ruckomechi Camp

Wildlife viewing takes many forms: in open 4x4 vehicles, on motorised boats, on foot or by canoe, particularly popular at sunset. Tiger fishing, on a catch and release basis is also on offer, and keen birders will enjoy spending time in their hide.

The Mana Pools National Park offers a wide variety of habitats - open floodplains, mopane woodland and riverine forest and the Mana Pool is known for its large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland, especially in the winter when they concentrate along the river. Predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog are all found in the area. Birdlife is superb, particularly for both mopane woodland and riverine species with numerous local specials like Collared Palm-Thrush, Racket-tailed Roller, Purple-banded Sunbird and Black-throated Wattle-Eyes. Diverse activities include game viewing by 4x4 vehicle, on pontoon boats on foot and in canoes.


Families with children of six years and older are welcome at Ruckomechi Camp. There is one family tent which consists of two adjoining tents each with their own en suite facilities sleeping a family of four. However families with children under 12 years have to take a private landrover at Ruckomechi Camp.

Little Ruckomechi Camp has opened in Wilderness Safaris' private concession in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park.

Little Ruckomechi is a small and intimate tented camp, comprising of just three tented suites built on wooden decks amongst the albida trees that characterize the area. The living spaces include a dining and lounge area, as well as a plunge pool, overlooking the Zambezi River.All activities at Little Ruchomechi are led by a private guide,while guests are able to set the tempo of their day. Activities include day and night game drives , birding, nature walks and a range of water-based adventures such as canoeing, river cruises or catch-and-release fishing.The wildlife-rich area is home to large numbers of elephant,buffalo,hippo and eland. Predators such as lions, leopard and wild dog are all found in the area and birdlife is abundant.


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Standard Tent(s)

The stylish and generous tented guest suites are built on low wooden decks offering a veranda with broad vistas of the Zambezi River. Each comprise an indoor shower, double basin vanity and separate toilet), canvas blinds that roll up and down for all weather conditions, writing desk and chair, luggage rack, indoor lounge area, pedestal fan, mosquito net, during winter months hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided, individual security canvas bags with padlocks (keys remain with guests) are supplied for valuables which are then stored in a central safe, tea and coffee making facilities (hot water will be provided in the mornings and on request), veranda with deck chairs, multi-plugs adaptor charging facilities for mobile devices, charging facilities (available on request and prior notice essential) for the use of sleep apnoea machines (guests to provide own device, spare battery/ies, charging unit and adaptors)


Family Tent

The two stylish and generous tented family suites are built on low wooden decks offering a veranda with broad vistas of the Zambezi River. with the same comforts as the standard tents, each comprise two en-suite bedrooms.



Full board, local drinks, lodge activities, park fees and laundry service

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round