Ruckomechi Camp

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Ruckomechi Camp has been a favourite with visitors to the breathtaking Mana Pools National Park for many years. Surrounded by albida trees, the campsite is especially popular with elephants who adore their tasty seed pods. There are just 10 guest tents here in total, including two designed to accommodate families.

The central communal area comprises of a lounge, dining and bar area, with a sunken fire pit for convivial evenings. Also found here is a separate deck with shaded sun loungers and a sparkling swimming pool. Should you wish to spend your night sleeping beneath velvet African skies, a ‘star bed’ can be specially set up for you at nearby Parachute Pan, frequented by wildlife 24 hours a day.

Activities at Ruckomechi Camp are as diverse as the landscape surrounding the property, ranging from game drives through woodland and savanna in search of elephant, buffalo and lion to boat cruises and canoeing, taking in Mana Pools’ incredible birdlife and healthy hippo population. It’s also possible to explore Ruckomechi’s private concession after dark – special camera mounts on your vehicle help with  low-light photography. Another unique experience permitted here is walking safaris – a truly unforgettable way to track Africa’s most iconic animals.


How to get to Ruckomechi Camp

Mana Pools can be accessed by scheduled flight from Victoria Falls. You are met and transferred by road from the airstrip to Ruckomechi Camp.


Activities at Ruckomechi Camp

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Boat cruises
  • Canoe excursions
  • Sleepouts

Ruckomechi Camp Highlights

  • A fabulous luxury tented camp popular with both safari-goers and elephants
  • Set in a private concession within the gloriously diverse Mana Pools National Park
  • Explore the Zambezi River and the surrounding landscape on foot, by boat, canoe and vehicle
  • Embark on exciting game drives after dark
  • Sleep out in a treehouse set next to a busy waterhole

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Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the Mana Pools region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Kanga Camp

Secluded Kanga Camp sits next to a pan that is the only source of water available all year round in a very untouched inland section of Mana Pools National Park.

Ruckomechi Camp

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Ruckomechi Camp has been a favourite with visitors to the breathtaking Mana Pools National Park for many years.



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Zimbabwe Overview

Why should I travel to Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe offers amazing wildlife experiences, from the safari parks and reserves along the mighty Zambezi River and Lake Kariba to the vast wilderness of Hwange National Park. The jewel in the country’s crown is the spectacular Victoria Falls. The country has a long history and the ancient stone city of Great Zimbabwe gave the country its name.

When is the best time to go to Zimbabwe?The dry season (May-Oct) is the best time for gameviewing as the bush dries out and game congregates at the precious remaining waterholes. Late in the dry season, there will be much less water going over the Victoria Falls, whilst at the height of summer there will be a lot of spray and it may be more difficult to see the falls.

What is the culture of Zimbabwe? Zimbabweans are known for their rich culture, dance and music traditions. They are also recognised for their fine art and craft including basketware, pottery and the famous Shona stone sculptures. The two main tribes are the Shona and the Matabele.

What is the climate in Zimbabwe? Moderate climate (22°-29°C) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-Oct when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from Jun-Aug. Oct is the hottest month. Rain falls regularly in the summer (Nov-Mar/Apr) turning the bush lush and green.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with? Zambia, Botswana or South Africa. Chobe National Park in Botswana is just across the border and can be easily reached by road from Victoria Falls. Zambia and the town of Livingstone is across the river from Victoria Falls.

How to get to Zimbabwe? Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Alternatively you can easily take a road transfer from Livingstone in Zambia or from Botswana. For an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience travel by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

Do I need a Visa for Zimbabwe? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

Do I need vaccinations for Zimbabwe? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

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