- Game walks and drives
- Fishing and canoeing
- Birding and wildlife
- Views of the Zambezi
- Location is sublime
- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Mana Pools
- Lodge size; 10 Tented Suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Ruckomechi Camp is located on the edge of the Mana Pools National Park (the western boundary to be exact) on the banks of the Zambezi River. Ruckomechi is famed for wildlife sightings from the main viewing decks; it almost feels like there is no point to going on a game drive as the wildlife come to you. This is not a bad thing; trust us on that.
Both wildlife and birdlife are excellent as are the safari activities and the views. In other words, Ruckomechi is one of the best options for those seeking out a Lower Zambezi safari experience.
Of interest, the mountains on the Zambian side of the Zambezi are part of Africa's Great Rift Valley Escarpment.
NOTE: Ruckomechi is open seasonally between April and mid/late November - depending on the rains
Ten tented safari suites (including two family options) lie on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River with views out over the river and into Zambia. All suites are en-suite with his and her hand basins and shower, large bedrooms lead out onto private decking.
Tented suite facilities included;
- Electrical Outlets
- Laundry Service (Complimentary)
- Mosquito Nets
- Tea / Coffee
A star bed option is available, but this does need to be booked well in advance of ones stay.
Excellent and hearty meals are produced by a very skilled team in the Ruckomechi no matter the time of day from only the freshest ingredients.
Special dietary requests are catered for, although advance notice is required to prepare (please advise when booking).
The central guest area is under canvas and offers guests views of the Zambezi River and Valley from almost every vantage point. A small lounge and library area leads out onto a shaded wooden viewing deck; a small swimming pool is available with deck chairs and great views.
A fire-pit is available for those evening out under the African stars.
- Early morning and afternoon game drives
- Night game drives
- Boat cruises including sunset options
- Canoe trips
- Fishing excursions
- Guided bush walks
Ruckomechi welcomes families with both suitable accommodation options and meals plans.
There is an age restriction on children, though due to the camp's wild nature and malaria being in the area.
Rates from US$830.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
- Park fees
- All local drinks
- Premium imported brands and champagne
- All flights
- Transfers, unless stated
- Optional activities
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature