Ruckomechi is a superb lodge in a private concession bodering Mana Pools. It is set on the banks of the majestic Zambezi and is one of Africa's best kept secrets. It lies along Zimbabwe's northern border on the banks of the Zambezi River, downstream of Lake Kariba. Mana Pools is famous for having some of the best walking and canoeing safaris in Africa as well as superb resident game, especially during the dry season.
Ruckomechi - The Details
Located within its own private concession bordering Mana Pools, this sleek camp located along the bnks of the mighty Zambezi is one of the best kept secrets in Africa. It's large ten tented rooms, all river facing, are open plan with stunning views across to the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.
A few kilometres downstream is its newer and smaller sister property, Little Rukomechi. With only four stylish rooms, it is the perfect destination for small groups, families or honeymooners wanting that intimate feel to their safari.
Once a vast flood plain for the Zambezi, Mana Pools gets its name from pans that hold water during the dry winter season.
It is one of Zimbabwes best kept secrets and one of the least developed National Parks in Southern Africa, allowing some of the most intimate and private Safari opportunities.
Mana Pools is ranked as one of Africas outstanding wildlife reserves and during the winter months it has the highest concentration of game in the entire continent.
This unique and special national park is spectacular, with the Zambian escarpment acting as a backdrop. Aside from the excellent walking safaris in Mana, the Zambezi River adds another dimension and is ideal for canoe safaris. Regular sightings include Wild Dog, Lion and Cheetah. The best time to visit the park for wildlife viewing is at the end of the dry season (August-October) when the vegetation is at its thinnest and water sources are scarce. The reults are great photographic opportunities as large concentrations of animals gather around the dwindling water and predator-prey interactions are at their best.