Lioness portrait at Little Ruckomechi, courtesy Crookes and Jackson for Wilderness Safaris, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Accommodation,
Northern Zimbabwe

Little Ruckomechi


Little Ruckomechi lies in a private concession within Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools. This park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of exceptional beauty and wildlife diversity.

Elephants barging up a Zambezi sandbank near Little Ruckomechi courtesy Dana Allen for Wilderness Safaris
Elephants barging up a Zambezi sandbank near Little Ruckomechi courtesy Dana Allen for Wilderness Safaris

Little Ruckomechi nestles under iconic albida trees on the edge of the might Zambezi. Its views stretch beyond the Zambezi to the foothills of the Rift Escarpment in Zambia.

This luxurious seasonal camp is a delightful throwback to a classic safari era. Built on wooden decks the camp includes handsome, airy and elegant en-suite rooms. Each with uninterrupted views across the Zambezi River and the floodplain.

This private concession within Mana ensures exclusivity and a range of activities to experience abundant wildlife.


Little Ruckomechi is an intimate safari camp comprising 4 deluxe tents if booked out privately – otherwise available to only 6 guests at a time. Stylish living spaces include a tented dining room, bar and lounge with a plunge pool for daytime refreshment and a firepit for end of day relaxation.

Local Wildlife

Western Mana offers large concentrations of buffalo and elephant, while predators such as lion, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are often sighted.

Greater kudu, Burchell's zebra, impala, warthog and common waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains and the grunting of hippo can be heard all day.

Birdlife is superb with around 380 species recorded in the area.

Optional Activities

Prime wildlife viewing is available on both day and night drives within this private Wilderness Safaris concession. Guided walking trails are available from camp.

Water based activities are available on the 8-seater pontoon boat. Canoe trails are available on the Zambezi using Canadian standard 2-seater canoes.

Catch-and-release fishing is a seasonal option.

Birding-specific trips by vehicle, pontoon and on foot are especially rewarding.

Liz Ferreira

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Zimbabwe tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965