Ruckomechi Camp

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Surrounded by albida trees - which entice many elephant to their tasty pods - Ruckomechi Camp is perfect for elephant lovers who hope to get a close-up view of these magnificent creatures. Nestled in a private concession in the heart of Mana Pools National Park, this remote camp is located in a truly beautiful area.

With views of the tranquil river, an adjoining verdant tree canopy, and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment as its backdrop, your jaw will surely drop as soon as you set eyes on this stunning camp. There are 10 en-suite tents, including two family tents with two bedrooms, all of which overlook the river and adopt a modern style of décor, the blues and greens blending well with the surroundings. Many say that the bath-with-a-view is their favourite part of their guest tent, a lovely romantic spot to watch wildlife roam by.

The main camp area is just as picturesque, shaded by a grove of mahogany and acacia trees and featuring a central bar, dining and lounge area overlooking the soaring escarpment. There’s also a separate pool deck should you want to soak up the sun, as well as a fire deck offering a cosy spot to chat and drink as the day draws to a close. With river cruises, nature walks, birding and canoeing on offer, there are ample opportunities to spot the incredible wildlife that prowls nearby.

Couples looking for a romantic evening will love the Star Bed. Nestled nearby a lively waterhole, the idyllic star bed is perched on its own private deck, fit with a private dining table. Nothing could be as romantic as sleeping under the stars.

Guests must be over 13 to join in on a walking safari, whilst those over 16 can enjoy a canoe safari.

What's Included

  • All tents have a double bed
  • Full board food and drink
  • Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • River cruises
  • Canoe safari
  • Nature walks
  • Birding
  • Concession entry fees

Open all year round, children over the age of six are welcome.

Price Information

This camp can be booked as a single safari or as part of a tailor-made holiday with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £665 / $665 / €725

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