Ruckomechi Camp

Mana Pools

Located on the banks of the Zambezi River, Ruckomechi Camp stands within its own private concession in the Mana Pools National Park. Owned and run by Wilderness Safaris, this luxury tented camp offers impeccable service, superb wildlife viewing and exceptional guiding.

There are ten stylish tents, including two family tents and a honeymoon suite. Each tent has a wooden floor and contemporary furnishings made from local materials, an en suite with solar-powered hot shower, and large veranda overlooking the river.

At the heart of the camp, there’s a dining area serving home-cooked meals accompanied by South African wines. There’s a lounge and library, large deck, and plunge pool.

The quality of the guiding is exceptional, with day and night game drives, birdwatching, and guided bush walks on offer. At the end of the day, relax in a starlit bath, gather around the campfire, or enjoy a sleep-out in the romantic star bed.

Ruckomechi Camp Information

Location and getting there

The camp is located on the western boundary of the renowned Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. It can be reached by an hour-long light aircraft flight from Harare or by road/boat transfer from Lusaka or Victoria Falls. The nearest airstrip is Mana West, a 20-minute drive from the camp.


Ruckomechi Camp comprises 10 tented suites including a honeymoon suite and a 2-bed family chalet, all tastefully decorated with local accents. Each tent features an open-plan ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and French doors leading to a wooden verandah.


There is an array of land and water activities on offer: morning and evening game drives; river cruises; canoe trips; bird watching; fishing and game spotting from the camp’s hides.


Children aged 6 years old and over are welcome but given the nature of the camp, it is better suited to couples or families with older children.

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Why we recommend Ruckomechi Camp

“The rugged and scenic beauty at Ruckomechi Camp, on the banks of the Zambezi, is outstanding. Shaded by a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees, the property boasts views of the mountains of Africa’s Great Rift Valley across the river in Zambia. The wildlife sightings from this spot are also impressive; lion and leopards are very likely. After a day out we highly recommend the Ruckomechi ‘bath with a view’.”

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