Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights

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  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights
  • Ruckomechi Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe – 2 nights

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Low: USD2294
High: USD2834

Validity:

Low: 01 Apr 19 – 31 May 19
High: 01 Jun 19 – 15 Nov 19

 

Ruckomechi is situated within the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe on the western boundary, 40 kilometres from Chirundu, overlooking the Zambezi River.

Mana Pools National Park lies at the heart of the Zambezi Valley, where the Zambezi River meanders to the Mozambican border. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad river, floodplains, riverine woodland and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment.
This stretch of the Zambezi River is famous for its four main pools (after which the Park is named: ‘mana’ means ‘four’ in Shona) – Main, Chine, Long and Chisambuk – which are remnants of channels of the river which stopped flowing years ago. These and smaller seasonal pools dotted further inland hold water all year round, drawing all manner of wildlife and waterfowl during the dry season. Wildlife viewing is excellent, with large concentrations of buffalo and elephant along the river’s edges, while predators such as lion, wild dog and leopard are often sighted. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck feed on the surrounding plains and the grunting of hippo can be heard all day. Birdlife is superb, particularly for both woodland and riverine species with numerous local specials such as Black-throated Wattle-Eye, Red-necked Falcon and Eastern Nicator.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

After arrival into camp, you will be shown to your tented accommodation. Relax and settle in, before joining for afternoon tea and departing on your first game activitiy. The camp is renowned for good lion and leopard sightings, lots of elephant, especially in the winter months, plenty of hippo, crocodile and all the plains game. Sometimes nyala can be seen in the park. Fantastic bird viewing with a large number of different species such as Livingstone’s Flycatcher, Red-Necked Falcon and Yellow-Spotted Nicator.

Day 2: Mana Pools

A typical day at Ruckomechi Camp: Wake-up and activity times vary according to the seasons, activities on offer and wildlife sightings.

Early morning wake-up call with a Light breakfast before departing on your morning activity. After a morning of amazing game viewing under the belt, return to camp for a hearty meal and well deserved rest period. After your siesta, meet up for afternoon tea before departing on your afternoon activity. On your return to back to camp, you can freshen up or meet for drinks, followed by dinner and thereafter, perhaps a nightcap

Day 3: Mana Pools

Sadly, today you say good-bye to this pristine wilderness.

Optional Experiences

Why not spend a further night for a chance to experience more of nature at its most raw. Consider making the most of being here before you venture far away from this more-than-special wild Eden.

Please Note

Rates are quoted per person sharing and are quoted in USD.

* Ruckomechi Camp is a seasonal camp which operates annually between a date in April and mid November as a result of access restrictions during the summer months

* Fishing at Ruckomechi Camp is possible on a catch and release basis from the bank or by boat. For those guests interested in leisure fishing (not the sole purpose of the safari), we include this as a standard camp activity at no extra cost, dependent on boat availability and/or guest numbers.
“The camp has some basic fishing tackle available – rods/reels/line/sinkers/hooks/steel” trace as well as worms – which can be used to fish for bream (tilapia), barbel (catfish) and tigerfish.
We do not stock any fly fishing equipment and for serious fishermen requiring sole use of a boat, a charge of US$ 27.00 per hour per boat will be levied, payable direct. Do bear in mind however, that our priority for the camp boats is game viewing activities for our guests.

Kindly note this is a quotation only and no reservations have yet been made.  All rates are strictly subject to availability.  Prices are subject to change due currency fluctuations and/or increases imposed by suppliers.  Flame of Africa Terms and Conditions apply.

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Situated on a large private concession in the heart of the Zambezi Valley’s Mana Pools National Park, Ruckomechi Camp looks out from the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad flowing river, adjoining well-defined tree canopy and the mo …


Includes

  • All meals
  • All local drinks
  • Twice daily scheduled camp activities
  • Park fees
  • Laundry

Excludes

  • Premium imported drinks and champagne.
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • National park and river usage fees not mentioned
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