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Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools National Park

Ruckomechi Camp in on the edge of the Mana Pools National Park and overlooks the Zambezi River.

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About Ruckomechi Camp


Ruckomechi Camp is situated on the western boundary of the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, 40km from Chirundu. The camp is nestled in a large grove of Acacia and Mahogany trees, overlooking the mighty Zambezi River with a superb view of the mountains of Africas Great Rift Valley in the distance.

The camp accommodates guests in 7 thatched chalets, with en-suite bathroom that includes a shower, toilet and basin. There is a honeymoon suite that overlooks the Zambezi River, as well as one of the camp's favourite facilities: an outdoor "bath with a view"! The central dining, pub and lounge area is under cool thatch on the river's edge, facing the escarpment.

Wildlife is excellent in the area, and Ruckomechi offers diverse game activities, including wildlife-viewing drives in 4x4 vehicles, boats, canoes, and fishing. Daily nature walks are available with a professional guide. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains, and elephant take advantage of the plentiful Albida (Ana) trees in the area. Predators including lion, wild dog, leopard, and cheetah, are often sighted, and large concentrations of buffalo can be found along the river's edges. Bird watching tends to be very good, with the river attracting large numbers of waterbirds.