Little Ruckomechi

A Sacred Land

An exclusive adventure awaits at intimate Wilderness Little Ruckomechi in Zimbabwe, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.


Wilderness Little Ruckomechi

Intimate luxury on the banks of the Zambezi River.


Enjoy access to one of Zimbabwe’s most productive wildlife-viewing regions, the riverine belt of iconic Mana Pools. Find adventure in the floodplains on a game drive, or canoeing or tigerfishing on the Zambezi River. Or on foot, taking in the pristine beauty of this wild, wonderful place.

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Intimate Little Ruckomechi has just three (or four for private bookings) airy, comfortable tents that evoke the romance of a bygone era of exploration. With views over the Zambezi, the open main areas offer incredible sightings of elephants feeding on the floodplain, against a backdrop of the breath-taking Rift Valley escarpment across the river.
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The menu at Little Ruckomechi heroes local Zimbabwean ingredients and cuisine, designed to be enjoyed in its magnificent riverside setting. Sip a sundowner as the sky turns orange, then pink, then indigo, over the Zambezi. Enjoy brunch out in the bush, and expertly prepared, intimate dinners at the Star Bed sleep-out.
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Wilderness Little Ruckomechi

In a private reserve on the banks of the legendary Zambezi River, Little Ruckomechi is nestled under towering ana trees. Four airy, en-suite tents, a main area with private views over the river and Rift Valley beyond make up this exclusive safari camp, perfect for small groups, and families looking to make lasting memories.


Wilderness Little Ruckomechi Zimbabwe Impact Purpose

Your safari makes an impact

As a private conservation area bordering Zimbabwe’s iconic Mana Pools, Ruckomechi provides a stable buffer zone for precious wildlife in this productive riverine belt. Tune in. Breathe out. Listen. Hippos bobbing in the river, elephants wading through the water. Know that your stay enables us to continue to make a meaningful impact on this wild, wonderful land.






Little Ruckomechi experiences

Examine tracks up close, note how a zebra went from a trot to a gallop, lion tracks in its wake. Listen for the splash of a kingfisher, diving like an arrow into the river then hovering, scanning for a meal. Cruise along the Zambezi, past sleeping crocodiles sunning themselves on the riverbank and cantankerous hippos, splashing in the still pools.


Explore camps in Mana Pools

Situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Little Ruckomechi is nestled on a vast piece of private conservation land bordering Zimbabwe’s iconic Mana Pools. This land is not only exceptionally beautiful, with river views and the Rift Valley mountains across the river, but is an important buffer zone for Mana Pools’ wildlife.

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Little Rukomechi Awards

Camp awards

The hard work of our teams on the ground at Little Ruckomechi and the communities we work alongside have been recognised through numerous awards. And we couldn’t be prouder.
World Travel Awards

TripAdvisor CoE 2017

Best Safari Tented Camp 2013

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Little Ruckomechi featured stories

From its legendary tip-toeing elephants to pioneering packs of wild dogs, Mana Pools is home to the ultimate Zimbabwean safari. Enjoy a collection of stories from this wild, wonderful and unforgettable safari destination.
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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.