Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools

Zimbabwe

Elephant encounters, wild rivers and legendary guiding

Ruckomechi sits peacefully by the edge of an ancient riverine forest on the banks of the Zambezi River, with elephants often seen wandering through camp.

Its ten tented suites are spacious and, thanks to the shade of a nearby acacia grove and mahogany trees, they’re also wonderfully cool. From your tent, you can admire views of the river, sprawling treetop canopy and the Zambian Rift Valley escarpment over the border. Its also possible to sleep out on a raised platform Star Bed at Parachute Pan for an ultimate night under the African starlit sky.

Getting out and about is paramount. You can go on a walking safari with some of the most revered guides in the industry known to track even the most elusive wild dog, leopard and cheetah. And you can explore the mighty Zambezi in countless ways: paddle out in a canoe to watch boisterous hippo grunting and frolicking in the water or simply sit by the fire pit for sundowners overlooking the river shimmering in the afternoon light.

For those looking for a more intimate setting, sister camp Little Ruckomechi is just a short way downstream. It has three tents, or four if you book it exclusively and offers the same exclusive safari experience.

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Location

Ruckomechi is situated in a private concession along the western boundary of Zimbabwe's famous Mana Pools National Park, on the banks of the Zambezi. Arrive by light aircraft from the capital of Harare or Victoria Falls, or by road and boat from Lusaka.

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