Little Ruckomechi: Information from the owner
- Safari Lodge
- No. of rooms
About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Little Ruckomechi, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 21 May 2023
Facilities at Little Ruckomechi
- Property facilities
- Bar, Pool, Private Vehicle Available
- Room facilities
- Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Walks (Guided)
Room types at Little Ruckomechi
Wilderness Little Ruckomechi
Perfect for smaller groups or families, Wilderness Little Ruckomechi is a beautiful and intimate camp which celebrates one of Zimbabwe’s great wilderness areas. Built on low wooden decks, the airy and elegant en-suite tents delightfully embody the romance of a bygone age.
Activities at Little Ruckomechi
Wilderness Little Ruckomechi – Birding
The incredible birdlife, colourful and lively, can turn anyone into a passionate bird-watcher. The multiplicity of avian life in the area includes three-banded courser, western banded snake-eagle, Arnot's chat, green-capped eremomela, African golden oriole, Lilian’s lovebird, Böhm's spinetail and Meve's starling.
Wilderness Little Ruckomechi – Canoeing *
This exciting experience will see you fit in some 'breath-taking' exercise as you observe the river at hippo eye-level.
* Water levels permitting.
Wilderness Little Ruckomechi – Fishing
Bream (tilapia), and barbel (catfish) are some of the more common fish found at Mana Pools. Fishing is on a catch and release basis, with keen fishermen encouraged to bring their own equipment as we only carry basic fishing tackle. Try your hand at hooking a tigerfish as you drift down the Zambezi.
Wilderness Little Ruckomechi – Game Drives
Enjoy a game drive, early in the morning or late afternoon, in an area renowned for its large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland; along with lion, leopard and wild dog. Take in a coffee break or a sundowner at a scenic spot while your knowledgeable guide regales you with tales of safari bushlore.
Wilderness Little Ruckomechi – Guided Nature Walks
Mana Pools National Park is a remote, beautiful place that is best experienced on foot, led by a professional guide. One of the best parts of a walking safari is going slowly enough to appreciate the little things you may miss from a vehicle. Nothing gets you closer to the landscape than a guided walk through the wilderness for an intimate look at nature.
Wilderness Little Ruckomechi – River Cruise *
A cruise down this magnificent stretch of the Zambezi River takes in the life in, on, and around this iconic river. Watch birds, hippo, elephant, and perhaps even a colourful carmine colony against the spectacular backdrop of an African sunset.
* Water levels permitting.
Other lodges in Mana Pools National Park
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