Set on the banks of the hippo-filled Zambezi River, Ruckomechi Camp is situated on the western boundary of Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. Hidden in a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees, Ruckomechi's luxurious tents and main camp overlook both the Zambezi and the mountains of the Great Rift Valley beyond the river in Zambia.
During the day you are spoilt for choice with the option of 4x4 game drives or guided bush walks along with boating, canoeing and fishing. If you just want to relax, then slip into the plunge pool or relax in the acacia grove with a book but you won't sit still for long as this area isn't a World Heritage Site for nothing: predators including lion, wild dog, leopard, and cheetah are often sighted, large concentrations of buffalo and elephant can be found along the river's edge and the bird watching, given the eclectic mix of habitats, is sensational.
Little Ruckomechi Tented Camp
As one of only a handful of lodges scattered around Mana Pools National Park, Little Ruckomechi offers a true wilderness experience within the pristine Zambezi Valley, and is ideal for adventure seekers looking to have plenty of this corner of northern Zimbabwe all to themselves. Mana Pools remains largely under-explored despite its abundant wildlife and beautifully diverse landscapes.
Located within the private Ruckomechi Concession, Little Ruckomechi is set close to the life-giving Zambezi River under the shade of overhanging ana trees – a favourite delicacy among elephants who love their protein-rich pods. This tented lodge is exclusive and luxurious, sporting an open-air design, a calming safari colour palate, rich natural textures and beautiful, local décor pieces.