Guest room at Wilderness Ruckomechi Zimbabwe



A Sacred Land

An exclusive Zimbabwe safari adventure awaits at Ruckomechi, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.


Wilderness Ruckomechi

Sublime safari camp at magical Mana Pools.


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

Leopard in tree at Wilderness Ruckomechi


Nestled in a lush albida forest on the banks of the Zambezi River, Ruckomechi’s 10 spacious suites (including two family units) offer an incredible Zimbabwe safari experience. The wide floodplain behind the camp teems with wildlife, and after a thrilling day on safari, guests can sink into the ‘bath with a view’ for a blissful soak in the wild.
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Ruckomechi is known for warm hospitality and delicious, hearty cuisine. Savour an ice cold gin and tonic served as the glowing sun dips behind the horizon. Delight in a pancake breakfast out in the bush, dinner served under a blanket of stars or at the intimate Star Bed sleep-out.
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Wilderness Ruckomechi

Shaded by a glorious canopy of albida trees frequented by the local elephants, Ruckomechi offers an unrivalled Zimbabwe safari. Ten suites, two of which are designed for families, face the iconic Zambezi River, as does the perfectly positioned swimming pool. Wild and exclusive, this private conservation property offers adventures on water, on land, from the elevated, romantic Star Bed platform.


Lion and elephants at Mana Pools at sundown

Your impactful safari

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. With hippos bobbing in the river and elephants wading through the water, know that your stay enables us to continue to make a meaningful impact on this wild, wonderful land.






Ruckomechi experiences

On a guided walk, follow a game path where countless hooves have worn a well-trodden path. Hear the splash of a herd of elephants, crashing into the Zambezi as they cross to an island, trunks up as snorkels, while nearby hippos grunt in consternation. Feel the ripples sway the boat. Marvel at the passing wildlife parade from camp.


Explore camps in Mana Pools

Situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, 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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Ruckomechi Awards

Camp awards

The hard work of our teams on the ground at Ruckomechi and the communities we work alongside have been recognised through numerous awards. And we couldn’t be prouder.
Zimbabwe’s leading safari lodge

World Travel Awards

TripAdvisor CoE 2017

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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.