Wilderness Ruckomechi


Wilderness Ruckomechi is located on a large private concession in the heart of the Lower Zambezi Valley’s Mana Pools National Park, one of Zimbabwe’s most productive game-viewing regions, with expansive views across the mighty Zambezi River and Zambia’s evocative escarpment. A UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the purity of its wilderness, Mana Pools is one of the most remote and least developed safari parks in Zimbabwe, and is renowned for exceptional walking and canoeing safaris. Here, the camp overlooks a favoured elephant crossing, so guests can look forward to seeing many of these iconic African animals near the river and close to camp, as they come in to feed from the nutritious albida trees that shade the camp.

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Laundry Service

What to Expect

Wild and exclusive, this camp offers thrilling adventures. Guests can explore the wildlife on game drives, tracking animals and learning more about the area from our professional and friendly guides. Walking safaris are also on offer for those wanting an up-close-and-personal safari. And of course, water safaris are a firm favourite for guests to see pods of hippos, and elephants swimming, feeding and drinking in the water. A short drive from camp, a night in our Star Bed, safely elevated above the ground, is unforgettable.


Standard Twin/Double Tent(s)

Sublimely spacious tented suites are thoughtfully positioned along the iconic Zambezi’s banks, each offering unimpeded views across the river to the stunning Rift Valley Escarpment on the Zambian side.

From the well-appointed lounge area inside, to the expansive deck outside, each suite has been mindfully furnished in rich natural textures and lovely local décor pieces.

Connected to the main area by low wooden walkways – to allow free passage of the wildlife – the tented suites provide front row seats to an endlessly entertaining wildlife parade.

Family Accommodation

The two stylish and generous tented family rooms, nestled on low wooden decks, provide a veranda boasting expansive vistas of the Zambezi River. With the same comforts as the standard tents, each room features two en-suite bedrooms, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay for families.

Wilderness Ruckomechi – Game Drives

One of the many things we are most proud to share with our guests are the wide open spaces and amazing viewing encounters with wild animals in their natural habitat. Explore the varying habitats within our private concession, as well as the National Park, accessing a diversity of habitats, and therefore a wide range of wildlife which resides in each one.

Wilderness Ruckomechi – Guided Nature Walks

Embark on an extraordinary adventure in the remote and awe-inspiring Mana Pools National Park. Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness as you traverse the bush on foot, guided by our knowledgeable professionals. Listen for the echoes of alarm calls, follow animal tracks, and anticipate thrilling wildlife encounters that await you at every turn.

This unique and immersive experience promises unforgettable moments in the heart of nature.

Wilderness Ruckomechi – Canoeing

Ignite your sense of adventure with an exhilarating canoeing expedition along the legendary Zambezi River. Embark on a journey that offers a fresh and captivating perspective of the region, immersing yourself in its captivating beauty.

Drift along the tranquil waters, encountering diverse wildlife and absorbing the breathtaking surroundings. This thrilling escapade promises a unique and unforgettable experience for the daring at heart.

Wilderness Ruckomechi – River Cruise

Indulge in a mesmerizing sunset cruise along the enchanting Zambezi River, immersing yourself in the captivating ambiance of the African wilderness. Witness the majesty of hippos, crocodiles, and elephants as they gracefully navigate the tranquil waters. Delight in the vibrant spectacle of colorful birdlife adorning the riverbanks.

Let the soothing rhythm of the cruise and the panoramic vistas of the setting sun create an unforgettable and magical experience.


  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Laundry Service
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