Ruckomechi Camp, situated in a private concession with access to the western areas of Mana Pools National Park, the camp accommodates 10 spacious en-suite tented units, including two family units, all of which overlook the wide Zambezi River. Rukomechi Camp is set amongst broad-canopied ana trees, much loved by the elephants for their rich nutritious seeds. A favourite amongst guests, the camp also boasts an outdoor “bath with a view” in a secluded, scenic spot.

The central dining, bar and lounge areas face the majestic, evocative escarpment across the river in Zambia, and are connected to the rest of camp by low-level walkways. There is a separate area with a pool and sun loungers for swimming and sunbathing, and an inviting fire deck for convivial evenings under the starry skies. Wildlife viewing takes place in open 4×4 vehicles, on foot, on motorised pontoon boats or on canoes. A sleep out situated nearby, overlooking a productive waterhole completes the Ruckomechi experience.

NOTE: Ruckomechi is open seasonally between April and mid/late November each year

Children of 16 years old and above are welcome.


At the main lodge there is a bar, dining and library area, as well as an infinity pool surrounded by comfortable sun-loungers and hammocks.

The camp has set up an open air bath on the river bank, an incredible experience at the end of the day before dinner.

Hot water and lighting is operated with solar power.

The range of activities at Rukomechi are Morning and Afternoon game drives. Mana Pools is known to be one of the best, and safest, locations to walk with big game in Africa.

Guests are accompanied by professional armed guides and expert trackers, this is an incredible way to experience the area. On the water: canoeing and motorised boating are offered, both a great way to experience the Zambezi River.