Overview

Little Ruckomechi’s scenic location epitomises Mana Pools National Park in all its abundance. The camp is all about the intimacy of being close to nature and amongst the iconic albida trees that characterise the area. The camp’s location within our private Ruckomechi Concession ensures an exclusive and authentic safari experience complete with a diverse range of activities through which to explore Mana, one of the great wildlife areas of Africa.

 

Built on wooden decks – offering three (or four for private bookings) – the handsome en-suite tents are airy and elegant, and a delightful reminder of a bygone explorer era. The stylish living spaces include a dining room and lounge as well as a plunge pool all looking out over the great Zambezi River and the Zambian foothills in the distance.

 

A Sacred Land
An exclusive adventure awaits at intimate Wilderness Little Ruckomechi in Zimbabwe, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.

Camps's Moments
Enjoy your own private paradise at Little Ruckomechi. From one of the four tents or the plunge pool, watch a herd of elephant's amble past, heading for the waters of the Zambezi flowing past camp. Fall asleep to a chorus of wild night sounds: the territorial roar of a lion, the whistle of a pearl-spotted owlet, the eerie whoop of a lone hyena.

 

 

STANDARD SEASON

From USD 1,040 per person, per night

PREMIUM SEASON

From USD 1,460 per person, per night

 

 

 

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  • Location

    Situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Little Ruckomechi is nestled on a vast piece of private conservation land bordering Zimbabwe’s iconic Mana Pools National Park.

  • Accommodation

     

    Intimate Little Ruckomechi has just three (or four for private bookings) airy, comfortable tents that evoke the romance of a bygone era of exploration. With views over the Zambezi, the open main areas offer incredible sightings of elephants feeding on the floodplain, against a backdrop of the breath-taking Rift Valley escarpment across the river.

     

    (3 ROOMS)

    Perfect for smaller groups or families, Wilderness Little Ruckomechi is a beautiful and intimate camp which celebrates one of Zimbabwe’s great wilderness areas. Built on low wooden decks, the airy and elegant en-suite tents delightfully embody the romance of a bygone age.

     

     

  • Facilities

    Pool

    Cool off between game drives in the plunge pool.

    Wi-Fi

    Stay in touch with loved ones and share your safari sightings.

    Star Bed

    Experience a night under the stars, safely elevated on a platform.

  • Activities

    Game drive.

    Wilderness Little Ruckomechi Zimbabwe Activity Game Drive
    Scour the plains and woodlands for predators and their prey.

    River cruise

    Wilderness Little Ruckomechi Zimbabwe Activity Boating

    Ply the Zambezi’s waters in search of wildlife.

    Catch-and-release fishing.

    Wilderness Little Ruckomechi Zimbabwe Activity Fishing

    Admire a Zambezi tigerfish up close.

    Birding

    Wilderness Little Ruckomechi Zimbabwe Activity Birding
    Search for the amazing array of birds in Mana Pools.

  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

    RATING
    Classic Camp
    TYPE
    Safari Lodge
    NO. ROOMS
            3
    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    Birding, Fishing, Flora, Hiking, Nature, Star Gazing, Wildlife

  • Highlights

     

    intimate luxury on the banks of the Zambezi River.

    Enjoy access to one of Zimbabwe’s most productive wildlife-viewing regions, the riverine belt of iconic Mana Pools. Find adventure in the floodplains on a game drive, or canoeing or tigerfishing on the Zambezi River. Or on foot, taking in the pristine beauty of this wild, wonderful place.

     

  • Cuisine

    The menu at Little Ruckomechi heroes local Zimbabwean ingredients and cuisine, designed to be enjoyed in its magnificent riverside setting.

     

    Sip a sundowner as the sky turns orange, then pink, then indigo, over the Zambezi. Enjoy brunch out in the bush, and expertly prepared, intimate dinners at the Star Bed sleep-out.

     

  • Why stay there

     

    The camp is all about the intimacy of being close to nature and amongst the iconic albida trees that characterise the area.

  • Getting there

     

    ACCESS – SELF DRIVE:

    Little Ruckomechi is not accessible directly on a self-drive basis. For any self-drive itinerary, guests must proceed to the meeting point at Tiger Safaris, on the banks of the Zambezi River at Chirundu for the onward boat transfer to camp.

  • Mana Pools National Park

    The untamed wilderness of Mana Pools National Park

    Drift. Splash. Listen. Canoe down the Zambezi with the rising sun. Spot hippos bobbing to the surface while ghostly elephants drift through the cathedral-like trees, and a bright red flurry of carmine bee-eaters dazzles on the riverbank upstream. As the sun sets and the evening campfires start, listen to the local lore. Tales of river gods, guarding the land, while in the distance a lion roars.

     

    Explore one of the world’s most scenic wildlife destinations. Mana Pools is known for abundant wildlife and spellbinding vistas. Travel by game vehicle, searching for elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, wild dog, and numerous antelope. Take to the Zambezi River by boat or canoe, scanning for wildlife and revelling in the avian abundance.

    Weather in Mana Pools

    Mana Pools National Park enjoys a wonderful warm climate. Yet the winter season can get quite cool – particularly on the early morning game drives, with temperatures dropping to 12°C, so make sure to pack accordingly. The summer months (Sep to May) are extremely hot with temperatures soaring to 40°C and above.

     

    SUMMER SEASON

    December to March

    DRY SEASON

    June to November

     

    Some of the animals found in the park.

     

     

    Eland

    Africa’s largest antelope.

     

     

    Lion

    Wilderness Little Ruckomechi Zimbabwe Wildlife Lion

    Lions thrive in wildlife-rich Mana Pools.

     

     

    Wild dog

    Wild dogs are a special sighting in Mana Pools.

     

     

    Waterbuck

    Waterbucks are often spotted near rivers and waterholes.

    Greater kudu

    Wilderness Little Ruckomechi Zimbabwe Wildlife Kudu
    These magnificent antelopes are a common sight.

    Leopard

    Wilderness Little Ruckomechi Zimbabwe Wildlife Leopard

    Spot these elusive cats on game drives.

     

  • Available Safari Journeys (Packages)

     

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Tour Map

Google Map for Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

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