Ruckomechi Camp


Set in the most remote part of the World Heritage Site in Mana Pools is the Kanga Pan. The 12-bedded tented camp has en-suite bathroom facilities with outdoor showers and basins overlooking the water hole.

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Ruckomechi Camp Overview

Overlooking a wide stretch of the Zambezi River, and the dramatic purple-hued escarpment of Zambia in the distance, Ruckomechi’s scenic location epitomises Mana Pools National Park in all its abundance. The year-round water draws all manner of wildlife and waterfowl, especially elephant who are regulars in and around camp, feasting on the nutritious pods of the ana tree. Facing this evocative scene, the camp’s beautifully decorated rooms are a spacious sanctuary for quiet contemplation, as is the camp’s scenically located “bath with a view,” while the main area includes a substantial viewing deck with a pool area and fire pit.

This camp can accommodate 20 guests and 04 children plus 02 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing, subject to concession numbers and/or concession availability.
10 x tents in total comprising:
• 08 x twin-bedded canvas tents each with two three quarter beds.
• 02 x family canvas tented accommodation consisting of two tents each.
Plus guide/pilot/tour leader accommodation comprising:
• 01 x twin-bedded tented accommodation with two three quarter beds and shared en-suite facilities (not of the same standard as guest tent).
Canvas tented accommodation on low wooden decks with sandy pathways on the ground linking the tents to the main area.
• Each tent comprises en-suite facilities with, canvas roll down blinds for all weather conditions, a writing desk and chair, luggage rack, indoor lounge area, mosquito net, tea and coffee making facilities (hot water will be provided in the mornings), charging station, and small veranda.
• No air-conditioning, however, a pedestal fan is installed in each of the tents.
• Amenities include bathrobes, liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, insect repellent, shower caps, vanity kit with two cotton tipped swabs and cotton balls, tissue dispenser, washing powder (for smalls), umbrella, room spray and a mosquito coil are supplied in each tent.
• Individual canvas bags with padlocks (keys remain with guests) are supplied for valuables which are then stored in a central


01 April – 31 May

01 June – 19 Nov 2019
Standard Tents10441305

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
• Our rates are per person per night unless we note differently
• All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
• Our best rates for accommodation are available in our customized packages

Ruckomechi Camp Inclusions

• Accommodation
• All meals
• Twice daily scheduled camp activities
• Park fees
• Laundry and all local drinks – excludes premium imported brands and champagne.

Ruckomechi Camp Amenities

• Bathrobes
• Liquid soap
• Shampoo and conditioner
• Body lotion
• Insect repellent
• Shower caps
• Vanity kit with
• Two cotton tipped swabs and cotton balls
• Tissue dispenser
• Washing powder (for smalls)
• Umbrella
• Room spray
• Mosquito coil

Ruckomechi Camp Facilities

• Pool in the main area with deck and loungers.
• Stargazing/fire deck overlooking the Zambezi River.
• Lounge/dining and bar areas on raised wooden decks (with sandy pathways linking the tents to the main areas).
• One outdoor bath privately located on the banks of the Zambezi River which is independent from all tents and thus available for use to all guests.
• Guest toilets in main area. Ruckomechi Camp may be sold in conjunction with her sister, Little Ruckomechi Camp for larger groups. However, please note that it is approximately a 4km – 20 minute drive

Ruckomechi Camp Activities

Day and night drives in 05 x 7-seater open Toyota Hilux each accommodating a maximum of 07 guests allowing each guest an outside seat. Hot water bottles, blankets and lined ponchos are provided on game drives – during winter months and on early mornings.
• Private activities available on request (subject to availability and shared with Little Ruckomechi. Additional costs applicable).
• Water-based activities in 02 x 8-seater pontoon, 01 x 4-seater speed boat and 05 x 2-seater canoes (shared with Little Ruckomechi) and 01 x 9-seater (03 x bench seats) Pelican boat for transfers.
• Fishing is possible on a catch and release basis from the bank or by boat. For those guests interested in leisure fishing, we include this as a standard camp activity at no extra cost, dependent on boat availability and/or guest numbers. The camp has some basic fishing tackle available rods/reels/line/sinkers/hooks/steel trace as well as worms – which can be used to fish for bream, barbell, and tigerfish. We do not stock any fly fishing equipment and for serious fishermen requiring sole use of a boat, per hour cost (subject to change) will be levied, payable direct. Do bear in mind however, that our priority for the camp boats is game viewing activities for our guests.
• Birding, The multiplicity of birdlife in the area includes three-banded courser, western banded snake-eagle, Arnot’s chat, greencapped eremomela, African golden oriole, Lilian’s lovebird, Böhm’s spinetail and Meve’s starling.
• Guided nature walks.
• Star bed at Parachute Pan (weather permitting). Parachute Pan is a large natural pan on the edge of the Zambezi floodplain approximately 400 metres from camp. Sleep-outs for a maximum of two guests are possible. The platform is equipped with a mosquito net and 2 x three-quarter beds which can be set up as 1 x king-size bed or 2 x three-quarter beds. Guests are accompanied by a guide who sleeps in a tent nearby. In addition camp can arrange breakfast or dinner at the platform.
• Stargazing with a laser pointer.
• River cruise (usually sunset cruise). Cruises down this stretch of the Zambezi River are in nine-seater pontoons or in a sixseater speed boat. Canoes are a more


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