Ruckomechi Camp lies on the banks of the Zambezi in the Mana Pools National Park, shaded by a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees and with a superb view of the mountains of Africa's Great Rift Valley across the river in Zambia.

The river forms the northern border of the area, with a wide variety of habitats surrounding the camp from open floodplains and mopane woodland to riverine forest, all with the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment in neighbouring Zambia forming the backdrop.

Ruckomechi Camp has ten spacious en-suite tented units, including a honeymoon suite, all of which overlook the Zambezi. Each tent has both indoor and outdoor showers, and an outdoor 'bath-with-a-view' in a secluded, scenic spot. There is also a separate deck with an infinity pool, and a comfortable star-gazing deck. The central dining, bar, library and lounge areas all look out across to the escarpment and are connected to the rest of the camp by low-level walkways aimed at minimising the environmental impact. Ruckomechi Camp's commitment to the environment also means the hot water and lighting is provided by solar power.

Why We Love It

The vegetation around the camp itself consists of broad canopied albida trees, much loved by elephants for their rich nutritious pods, and ellies often join guests in camp for a quick snack.

Louise Fitzgerald, Original Traveller

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