Ruckomechi Camp (sometimes seen spelled ‘Rukomechi’, or even ‘Ruckomenchi’) spans nearly a kilometre of the riverfront in a private concession just beside the north-west corner of Mana Pools National Park. The scenery surrounding the camp is remarkable: the vast Zambezi River, on its way towards the Cahora Bassa Dam, flows in front of a backdrop of the mountains of the Zambezi Escarpment, which rise up in neighbouring Zambia. This scenic location coupled with a high concentration of large game such as elephant and buffalo makes Ruckomechi a very classic safari destination.
Our view of Ruckomechi Camp
Ruckomechi Camp is a very luxurious camp with a fantastic location on the banks of the Zambezi River. It takes full advantage of this by offering a varied array of water activities, as well as walking safaris and 4WD drives. All of these are excellent – led by highly qualified guides.
Ruckomechi’s only real negative is that game drives are restricted to the camp’s own private concession, which precludes them from visiting the vast majority of the national park’s riverine areas – and hence some of the most interesting parts of this World Heritage Site.
Ruckomechi Camp: Traveller ratings
Ruckomechi Camp is situated along a long stretch of pristine Zambezi riverfront.