FROM $ 760 PER PERSON SHARING
- Single supplements and child discounts may apply
- Price varies with seasonality and room options
- Indicative price is for low season
- Wilderness Safaris
Situated on the western boundary of Mana Pools National Park, Ruckomechi Camp invites you to discover the true spirit of Africa in tented luxury. The camp lies on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and is shaded by a canopy of acacia and mahogany trees.
WHAT MAKES RUCKOMECHI CAMP SPECIAL?
Ruckomechi is known as the elephants' favourite camp because the albida trees dotted through camp are much loved for their tasty pods. Big game viewing in the wider park is simply outstanding, day and night. Ruckomechi offers superb views of the mountains of Africa's Great Rift Valley across the river in Zambia. A favourite amongst guests is the outdoor ’bath with a view' in a secluded, scenic spot.
Mana Pools National Park is a World Heritage Site that lies at the heart of the Zambezi Valley. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views. The area offers large concentrations of buffalo and elephant, while predators such as lion, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are often sighted. Greater kudu, Burchell's zebra, impala, warthog and common waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains and the grunting of hippo can be heard all day. Birdlife is superb, with numerous local specials like Collared Palm-thrush and Racket-tailed Roller.
Ruckomechi Camp accommodates guests in spacious en-suite tents, including a honeymoon suite, all of which open out onto wooden verandas overlooking the Zambezi River. Each tent has both indoor and outdoor showers. The environmental impact is lowered by the use of solar power throughout the camp.
Delight in delectable cuisine, including outdoor candlelit dinners, and enjoy impeccable, friendly service at every turn. This is not the place to be on a diet, as the superb culinary offerings are far too frequent and tempting to resist. Relax at the infinity pool deck by day and lie back on the inviting, cushion-strewn stargazing deck at night.
Whether in a vehicle, on a boat or on foot, Ruckomechi Camp is a photographer’s paradise. Game drives with experienced guides and trackers, set off early in the morning or late afternoon in open Land Rovers, taking in a coffee break or a sundowner at a scenic spot.
Cruises down this stretch of the river take place in 9-seater pontoons or in a 6-seater speedboat.
Canoeing amongst the hippos and crocodiles, accompanied by a professional guide, is a more adventurous and personal way of exploring the Zambezi. The river and seasonal pans attract large numbers of water birds and other wildlife.
A walking tour is a great way to explore this pristine paradise even more closely, led by an extremely knowledgeable and highly qualified guide.
There are fantastic birding opportunities and local specials include 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.
- Catch and release fishing (own fishing gear) is subject to availability of boats.
- The stargazing deck offers a great vantage point for exploring the clear night sky.