Ruckomechi Camp

Taking shade from a grove of trees, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Ruckomechi Camp owns a brilliant location, with sweeping views across the water to the rising mountains of Africa's Great Rift Valley. Found in the Mana Pools National Park, the camp offers a number of water based activities, including canoeing and boat trips. There are a number of facilities found in camp, including a lounge, dining room and bar along with an expansive decking area with infinity pool, perfect for midday relaxation, and a star gazing deck.

The area is rich in large game, with a very strong elephant population; guests can also expect to see hippo, buffalo and eland. During the winter months the river becomes a hotspot for wildlife and guests can enjoy some casual game viewing from the lodge. The camp works particularly well in conjuncture with the Mana Canoe Trail; a good rest stop to spend the night after traversing the Zambezi. The camp aims for an eco-friendly approach with lighting and hot water in tents provided by solar power.

There are 10 tented suites at Ruckomechi, one of which is a honeymoon suite, and all with excellent views of the Zambezi River. All accommodation is en-suite, with outdoor and indoor showers and an outdoor bath that boasts further vistas. In-between activities guests can sit out on the wooden decking and relax in the surrounding wilderness and enjoy a comfortable night's sleep in the roomy beds with fresh linen sheets.

How to get to Ruckomechi Camp

Reached by light aircraft from Harare or Victoria Falls or on a road/boat transfer from Lusaka or Victoria Falls.

Activities at Ruckomechi Camp

Game drives, boat trips, bush walks, canoeing and fishing (by arrangement only).

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Ruckomechi Camp Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews 5 View more reviews
Ruckomechi Camp

Ann and Deryck Braun

5

This camp has just had a stunning refurbishment to the guest tents and is now magnificent! Again, the staff and food were five star and our guide Mhondogo was exceptional. The elephants come into the camp every day to eat the pods from the Albida trees right outside the tents.

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Ruckomechi Camp

Bill Passmore

5

As for Little Makololo. Our guide Mundoga (? spelling)maybe was not quite up to Dickson's standard but his wife had died within the previous month so understandably he seemed a bit distracted at times. He did manage to predict a lion kill - of a young buffalo - a got us in exactly the right position to see it.The Elephants and Lioness' visits to the camp were "interesting" to say the least!

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Ruckomechi Camp

Sarah Morand de la Perrelle

5

Luxury ++ !!

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Ruckomechi Camp

All Zimbabwe Itineraries
An elephant crossing

Zimbabwe Luxury and Adventure

Days
13
Cost Per Adult
From $8,150 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Zimbabwe
Locations
Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park
Game drive with elephant by Mike Myers

Zimbabwe Luxury Honeymoon

Days
10
Cost Per Adult
From $6,870 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Zimbabwe
Locations
Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park
Guided trails by Dana Allen

Footsteps of Livingstone, Victoria Falls and Canoeing Safari Holiday

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $6,140 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Zimbabwe
Locations
Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Mana Pools National Park
Elephant sighting from canoe by Mike Myers

Zimbabwe Falls and Canoeing Holiday

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $6,140 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Zimbabwe
Locations
Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Mana Pools National Park