The fishing at Ruckomechi was the most fun I have had in years!
Wayne W 29 yrs, Battersea, Read 0 reviews »
Mana West, Zimbabwe
- Watch hippo and crocodile in the river below from the cool water of the camp swimming pool.
- This camp, in the shade of an ancient riverine forest, has spectacular views of the 5,000ft purply-blue Zambian escarpment to the north and the broad Zambezi river.
- Superb fishing opportunities with some very good guides just in front of the camp.
Facilities includeDeck Pool Outdoor Bath Room Service Bush Bar Extensive Library
- Tiger Fishing
- Guided Birding
- Boating Safaris
- Day/Night Drives
- Guided Walking Safari
- Guided Kayaking Safaris
Seasons in Zimbabwe
About Ruckomechi Camp
Ruckomechi is a 24-bed camp set in the heart of an 18 square mile concession which adjoins Mana Pools National Park, which is one of Zimbabwe's leading safari destinations, offering visitors a chance to see elephants, buffalo, leopards and lions in one of the continentâs great wildernesses, all while staying in supreme comfort.
Twelve spacious tents (including two family units), along with a generous main space, enjoy the broad vista of the Zambezi River. There is a separate pool area, a unique outdoor âbath with a viewâ in a secluded, scenic spot, and for the romantic, a Star Bed is located nearby which overlooks the river and bush.
Ruckomechi Camp rises along the banks of the Zambezi River, gazing out towards Zambiaâs evocative escarpment. Its broad-canopied ana trees create glorious shade throughout the camp and are much loved by the elephants for their rich, nutritious seeds. Our concession is explored by vehicle or on foot, while boating and canoeing allow for a different perspective of the area.
How to get there
Ruckomechi can be reached by light aircraft from the Zimbabwean capital Harare. It is also possible to charter from Victoria Falls or from any of the other safari areas in the country. The camp can also be accessed by road and boat transfer from Lusaka or Victoria Falls. The nearest airstrip to Ruckomechi is Mana West, a 20 minutesâ drive from camp.
When to go
Between the months of December to March is the raining season when the bush begins to turn green and the Zambezi river raises and the temperatures increase. April and May are when the rains begin to retreat and the bush is covered in colour, these are the warmest months of the year. Between June and August is the dry season and the temperature is much cooler during the night. As September begins the temperatures begin to rise in the build-up to the raining season.
We also recommend consulting a medical professional before travelling for up-to-date medical advice for your travels.
Travelling with children
Children over the age of 7 years old are welcome.
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