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Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Featured Safari Destination by SAFARI GURU



Mana Pools National Park lies at the heart of the Zambezi Valley, a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the mighty Zambezi River and the mountainous backdrop of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.

Ruckomechi Camp stands in a generous private concession along the banks of this mighty river, gazing out towards Zambia’s evocative escarpment. Its broad-canopied ana trees create welcomed shade throughout the stunning tented camp and craved by the elephants for their rich, nutritious seeds.

The camp's central living space includes an inviting firepit for pleasant evenings beneath the African night skies. Other unique features include a pool which overlooks a broad sweep of the river, an outdoor “bath with a view” in a secluded, scenic spot.

This camp can accommodate twenty guests and four children in ten spacious and beautifully decorated safari tents, including two family rooms, lie beneath the ana trees.

The area offers large concentrations of buffalo and elephant, while predators such as lion, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are often sighted. Greater kudu, Burchell's zebra, impala, warthog and common waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains and the grunting of hippo can be heard all day. Birdlife is superb, with numerous local specials like collared palm-thrush and racket-tailed roller.

The area is explored by vehicle or on foot and offers access to the extensive private concession as well as the Mana Pools National Park, covering a great diversity of habitats, and therefore a wide range of wildlife.

Motorboat cruises down the Zambezi River are in nine-seater pontoons or six-seater speed boats. Canoes are a more adventurous option to see the large numbers of waterbirds and other wildlife that are attracted to the river and seasonal pans.

There is no better way of falling asleep than being serenaded by the sounds of nature while you gaze up at the starry skies of Africa. A romantic Star Bed; conveniently situated near a productive waterhole is available for all patrons to enjoy for a night during their stay.

Property details
Location Private Concession in Mana Pools National Park
Accommodation 10 twin-bedded luxury tents, inlcuding two family units
Guest Room Facilities Fan, Electrical Outlets, Tea & Coffee, Writing Desk, Safe, Verandah
Camp Facilities Pool, Bar
Family Policy Children 6 years and older. One family tent accomodates 4 people in total. Private vehicle is required if children under 13
Activities Safari, Walking Safari, Canoeing & Boating, Night Drives, Sleep Out
Available Services Credit Card, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Private Vehicle
Included Guided Safaris, All Meals and Drinks (excluding French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included Gratuities, Cultural Tours
Why Ruckomechi Camp? Scenic location epitomises Mana Pools National Park Elephant herds and a good variety of activities.
Pricing on Request (Seasonal: Open 1 April to 31 October only)
Errors and Omissions Excepted (E&OE)


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