Destinations

Ruckomechi Camp

about Ruckomechi Camp

Ruckomechi Camp is in its own private concession in the North West corner of Mana Pools National Park. The high concentration of game and the beauty of the location made it ideal for photographers and naturalists alike. The camp is shaded by a large grove of Acacia trees on the banks of the Zambezi River and looks towards the Rift Valley Escarpment rising in the background across the border in neighbouring Zambia.

Accommodation consists of luxury style tented chalets; all of which are en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers and have private wood verandas with views stretching down over the variety of habitat, making up the 40km² concession. 

Of the 10 tents, two are for honeymoon couples and the location is ideal for capturing the old romance of Africa.


lodge details

Style

Beautiful accommodation stretching down the Zambezi River, comfortable and luxurious; the camp has spectacular views and great wildlife.

Setting

In the camps own private concession of just under 40km². The concession is made up of a variety of habitats including open flood plains, riverine forest and mopane woodland, so a range of wildlife is attracted to the location and the elephants love the albida trees!

Accommodation & Facilities

Included in the 10 tented chalets are 2 honeymoon suites and a family tent. All of them are spacious and airy, with canvas walls and ceilings and mesh windows (which can be covered if you get cold!). Each chalet is en-suite, the bathroom is separated from the room by steel mesh cages filled with pebbles; you can store your luggage here too. Bathrooms have walk in showers, intriguing copper basins in the shape of mokoro’s, a local type of canoe and views through the mesh windows down over the Zambezi. Private wooden verandas with seating and a table are found through 2 large French doors, you will also see here the chalets solar power unit.

Every chalet is connected to the main area of the camp via wooden walkways. The central camp has a dining room, bar, lounge and a library as well as an infinity pool. There is also a platform jutting out over the river, like a little jetty, which is covered in cushions and seating for the perfect night gazing up at the stars.

Dining

The food here is really good, starting your day with light breakfast, then brunch and tea before a sumptuous 3 course dinner.

Activities

The camp runs game drives on its own private concession in both the morning and the afternoon. For those wanting to go further east to the actual pools, there is the option of hiring out your own vehicle –this must be booked in advance. Walking safaris and short nature walks are available, as well as short canoe trips. Ruckomechi Camp will also organise Zambezi River trips for sundowner cruises and catch and release fishing.

Responsible Travel

Ruckomechi Camp is aiming to be as environmentally friendly as possible, using solar power for light and heating hot water.

Child Policy

The camp does not accept children under 6 years old, unless booking the entire camp.

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