Ruckomechi Camp: 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 Ruckomechi Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 28 Aug 2023
Facilities at Ruckomechi Camp
- 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, Sleep Outs, Walks (Guided)
Room types at Ruckomechi Camp
The two stylish and generous tented family rooms are built on low wooden decks offering a veranda with broad vistas of the Zambezi River. With the same comforts as the standard tents, each comprise two en-suite bedrooms.
Standard Twin/Double Tent(s)
Sublimely spacious tented suites are thoughtfully positioned along the iconic Zambezi’s banks, each offering unimpeded views across the river to the stunning Rift Valley Escarpment on the Zambian side.
From the well-appointed lounge area inside, to the expansive deck outside, each suite has been mindfully furnished in rich natural textures and lovely local décor pieces.
Activities at Ruckomechi Camp
Wilderness Ruckomechi – Birding
The multiplicity of fantastic birdlife 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 Ruckomechi – Canoeing *
For the more adventurous, there is the thrilling experience of canoeing along this famous river, allowing for a different perspective of the area.
* Water levels permitting.
Wilderness Ruckomechi – Fishing
Bream (tilapia), barbel (catfish) and tigerfish are some of the more common fish found at Mana Pools. Catch and release is practised at all Wilderness camps and keen fishermen are always encouraged to bring their own equipment as we only carry basic fishing tackle.
Wilderness Ruckomechi – Game Drives
One of the many things we are most proud to share with our guests are the wide open spaces and amazing viewing encounters with wild animals in their natural habitat. Explore the varying habitats within our private concession, as well as the National Park, accessing a diversity of habitats, and therefore a wide range of wildlife which resides in each one.
Wilderness Ruckomechi – Guided Nature Walks
Mana Pools National Park is a remote, astonishing place that is best experienced on foot. Learn to listen for alarm calls as you venture through the wilderness led by a professional guide. This fantastic way of exploring the surrounding bush, looking out for the spoor and tracks of animals, often heralds many exciting sightings.
Wilderness Ruckomechi – River Cruise *
Enjoy a magical sunset while cruising this amazing stretch of the Zambezi River in search of hippo, crocodile, elephants and colourful birdlife.
* Water levels permitting.
Wilderness Ruckomechi – Star Bed At Parachute Pan *
There is no better way of falling asleep than being serenaded by the sounds of nature while you gaze up at the starry skies of Africa.
* Weather permitting and operated subject to the discretion of the Camp Manager.
Other lodges in Mana Pools National Park
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