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Ruckomechi Camp is situated along the western edge of Mana Pools National Park on private concession. The scenery here is breathtaking and secluded, and the spot offers great dry season wildlife concentrations, being set near the shores of the Zambezi River and amongst the ana trees, a favorite treat for elephant herds. The ten spacious platform tented accommodations offer a comfortable arrangement with en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, and a 'bath with a view'. All of the tents overlook the scenic and peaceful Zambezi River. 

The main lodge has a central dining room, bar, lounge, and library and overlooks the Zambezi River. The entire camp is connected by low-level wooden walkways and a separate deck offers a pool and the opportunity for sunbathing and star gazing. 

Activities at Ruckomechi

Game Drives - Set out in open Land Rovers to spot wildlife. Seven seats in each vehicle allow everyone a window seat. Make your way through the private concession and through diverse habitat which allows for maximum game-viewing.

River Cruises - Cruise down the stretch of the Zambezi River in nine-seater pontoons or a six-seater speed boat. For a more adventurous option, try paddling a canoe on your own. Spot large numbers of birds and other wildlife that are attracted to the water's edge.

Nature Walks - Experience the wilds of Mana Pools by foot with an experienced guide. 

Catch and Release Fishing - Spend some time on the boats fishing for breem (tilapia), barbel (catfish), and tigerfish. Keen fishermen are encouraged to bring their own tackle and gear, as only basic gear is offered at the lodge.This activity is also subject to availability of the boats and has an additional charge.

Star Bed - Fall asleep to the sounds of nature as you look up under the starry sky in a romantic 'star bed' situated near a waterhole.

Fantastic Birding - Spot a diversity of birdlife in the area. Species include: three-banded courser, western banded snake-eagle, Arnot's chat, green-capped eremomela, African golden oriole, Lilian's lovebird, Bohm's spinetail and Meve's starling.

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North Zimbabwe Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Matusadona National Park
  • Go on safari in Mana Pools Park
  • Tour Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  • Fish while you spot wildlife
Travel to the shores of Lake Kariba along the Zambezi River and enjoy game drives in Mana Pools National Park on this active safari tour in Zimbabwe. Experience both land and water activities as you spot wildlife in these two lesser-traveled destinations. Tour Victoria Falls and experience the best of Zimbabwe safari!
Activities: Fishing, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Changa Safari Camp, Harare, Mana Pools National Park, Matusadona National Park, Ruckomechi, Victoria Falls Airport, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwean Victoria Falls
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Mana Pools National Park

4 Day Itinerary
  • Go on game drives in Mana Pools
  • Spot wildlife by the Zambezi River
  • Go on a guided canoeing safari
Visit Mana Pools National Park for a glimpse into the diverse wildlife populations that have made Zimbabwe a prime safari tour destination in Africa. Stay in a comfortable safari camp on a concession inside Mana Pools and go on game drives and walking safaris with a professional guide. Make it a stand-alone tour or add it to your Zimbabwe tour.
Activities: Fishing, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Harare, Mana Pools National Park, Ruckomechi, Ruckomechi Airstrip, Victoria Falls Airport
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