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The Zambezi Safari & Travel Co.
Suite 3, The Heights Centre
PO Box 158, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 61 2532
Fax: +263 61 2291

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Chipo or John
Trish, Craig or Chris

Ruckomechi acacias


Ruckomechi Camp is situated on the western side of Mana Pools National Park, 40 kilometres from Chirundu. It is overlooking the Zambezi River and is shaded by a grove of massive acacia trees. The camp is managed by Troy Williamson and a fine team of Professional Guides and camp staff. Ruckomechi has an excellent reputation for home style cooking and its friendly atmosphere - it won "Best Safari Camp" in Zimbabwe for three consecutive years, missed two and then won again in 1997!

The camp accommodates a maximum of 20 clients in 10 thatched twin chalets. The bar and the lounge are situated on the river edge, facing the Zambian escarpment. The open-air dining room is also situated along the river's edge.

Ruckomechi - looking across the Zambezi River

The area is well known for Lion, Wild Dog, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Kudu, Zebra, Impala, Hyena and Water Buck.

Ruckomechi is well known for it's "bath with a view". The bath is closed on three sides, it is open at the front with a view of the Zambezi River. There is also a "loo with a view" just next door.

Ruckomechi elephants

The Camp also has a fully equipped Conference centre which holds a maximum of 20 people and provides audio visual equipment including overhead projector, TV and Video, slide projector, rostrum and screen.

Clients are transferred to Ruckomechi first by road to Chirundu, and then by boat to Ruckomechi camp itself.

Transfers depart from Kariba Hotels. Boat transfers depart from Willy Reed Tiger Safaris in co-ordination with the arrival of flights at Kariba - maximum number of passengers on the boat 10.

The Camp offers the following activities:

  • Morning and afternoon game drives in open Landrover

  • Walking with a professional guide Afternoon canoe trips

  • Fishing - Tiger fishing is excellent

  • Pontoon Cruises

  • The Mana Canoe Trail, a three night Canoe Safari combines with Ruckomechi camp.

The rate per day is US$265 per person. The return transfer between Ruckomechi Camp and Kariba is US$100 per person.

UK Head Office
2 Palm Cross Green, Modbury, Devon, PL21 0QZ
Tel/Fax: +44 1548 830059
Mobile: +44 7715 716284 (John)

Zimbabwe Head Office

3 Oleander Close, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 61 2532  Fax: +263 61 2291
Mobile: +263 91 343616 (Liz)

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