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Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was my final stop in Zimbabwe and I was ready to relax a little more, just look out over the river and at the mountains in Zambia. The camp has a lovely sitting/reading area as well as the deck and dining room and campfire area. The elephants were happy to join us for meals (the staff kept them from...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp, responded to this review

Dear margotsmortgage, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences on your recent visit to the newly rebuilt Ruckomechi! Mana Pools really does have a wildness about it...how exciting to have elephants and baboons walking past your room...and yet it is also so relaxing - especially situated on the Zambezi River with the Zambian escarpment in the distance....

Northport, New York
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Ruckomechi is a great high-end camp on the banks of the Zambezi river... Elephants are a daily and nightly occurrence in camp. You can literally sit on the deck (or bathroom) and watch elephants play in the river with mud baths and crossings over to the little island in the middle of the river. Food, service, and accommodations are all...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp, responded to this review

Dear Andal03, Thank you for your beautiful review and high recommendations. We are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and even more so how much fun you had on your adventures with Chris. We hope you got some great photos of all the wild dogs and look forward to welcoming you back to Mana Pools...

lusaka
Reviewed 28 August 2016

For me guides are the most important factor. Garth, our Ruckomechi guide, was excellent, both on game drives and walking safaris. I had complete confidence in his abilities. I also appreciate and enjoy a well run camp, and Ruckomechi's staff is top notch. Luxury is not my norm but when I splurge this is the type of camp that I...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp, responded to this review

Dear Safdec02, Thank you for the beautiful review, we cannot wait to share your amazing words with Garth and all our staff in camp. We are honoured that you chose to stay with us and delighted your everything was able to meet and exceed your expectations. We sincerely hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

Limpopo
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Recently Afrika Zambezi Safaris took a tour with bunch of its American tourists to the greatest Mana Pools National Park and what a superb safari antidote safari trip with our qualified safari guide..

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp, responded to this review

Dear Afrika Zambezi ... A, Thank you for your beautiful review, we are delighted to see that you had a fabulous stay in camp with us. We cannot wait to share your beautiful words with all our staff on the ground and hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My stay was at the recently opened (7th August 2016) Little Ruckomechi, a six person luxury Camp on the site of the original Ruckomechi Camp. 5* service and facilities with great attention to detail made the conclusion to my three weeks in Zimbabwe an experience I will never forget. Both staff and food was excellent and the game viewing was...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp, responded to this review

Dear Roger, We are overjoyed to receive such positive feedback and happier to see your stay with us was as enjoyable as it was for us hosting you in our newly renovated camp. We will be sure to share your kind words with Honest and all the great staff in camp. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

SF Bay Area, California
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Our primary reason for choosing four camps in Zambia and Zimbabwe were to be able to take walking safaris. Our guide for our visit to Ruckomechi was Kamba, who had worked previously as a tracker. He brought those skills to bear for us both in our walking and jeep safaris. In the jeeps, he spotted a family of lions heading...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp, responded to this review

Dear rickdoestravel, The Zimbabwean professional guides are certainly some of the best on the planet, where intensive training gives them amazing skills, particularly when it comes to walking. We are delighted to hear that both Kamba and your recent visit to Ruckomechi lived up to expectation, and would like to thank you for sharing this lovely feedback on the walks...

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Rukomechi at Mana Pools West is a Wilderness Safari all-inclusive, private game preserve property that is completely solar-powered on the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi River. It is accessed on it's own airfield for bush planes, and probably could be accessed by boat but no one does that. There is a boat landing so that, during your stay, you can...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp, responded to this review

Dear Ginna, Wow - thank you so much for taking the time to compile such a detailed report on your recent visit to the newly rebuilt Ruckomechi! We are so pleased you enjoyed the personal attention from the team on the ground, the variety of activities, the food and of course, the "wildness" of the area where as you rightly...

Alamo, California, United States
Reviewed 12 July 2016

At Ruckomechi-our last stop on our safari-we found wonderful rooms, a gorgeous deck for dining and campfires and a wonderful staff ready to take care of us. We were met with towels and a glass of sherry as we arrived at camp. Amy, Michelle and the rest of the staff were very helpful. Engelbert was our fantastic guide and tok...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Kathy for your beautiful review, we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and glad to see the sleep out at the platform was a highlight for you. We will be sure to share your kind words with Amy, Michelle, Engelbert and the whole Ruckomechi Team. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We had the opportunity to spend time at four different Wilderness Safaris camps during the month of May. Ruckomechi was our first camp and is tied with another as our favorite! Because it was our first, without a doubt it holds an extra special place in our memories! The setting is incredibly beautiful with the Zambezi River camp side, the...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp, responded to this review

Dear 1wanaka, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are delighted to hear how much you loved your time with us and looks like you got some amazing photos to take home too. We cannot thank you enough for your beautiful and heartfelt review, your appreciation for our ecofriendly practices and “Disconnect to Reconnect” initiative made us so happy we...

Shangri-La County, China
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Ok, so starting with the location - truly stunning, especially in the main reception area. Views on to the Zambezi river and beyond on a sunny day are truly sensational. Staff were friendly and most of the food was excellent. A good selection of wines too. Extras, such as bath looking out on the river, was wonderfully fun and luxurious....

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Dear Mattomad, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and glad to see you enjoyed a nice relax in the star bath. We are sorry to hear the area was over-hyped for you but glad that your time in camp did not disappoint. Kind regards Wilderness safaris

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Its scenic location epitomises Mana Pools National Park in all its abundance. The camp is all about the intimacy of being close to nature and amongst the iconic albida trees that characterise the area. The camp’s location within our private Ruckomechi Concession ensures an exclusive safari experience complete with a diverse range of activities through which to explore Mana. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp

Address: Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland Central Province > Mana Pools National Park
Price Range: ₹ 47,785 - ₹ 1,02,396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wilderness Safaris Ruckomechi Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Ruckomechi Camp Hotel Mana Pools National Park
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“For couples tent 1 or 10! If you want to be as close to the animals as possible tents 1 and 10!.”
 of 5 bubbles Cindy-Milford, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every tent has an amazing view! We stayed in tent 1,2,3 and 4”
  • Great views from the tents!
 of 5 bubbles Saminthealps, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I was in tent 3. I would recommend 3 or 4. But I prefer to be as far from the common areas as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles dhurst, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get tent 10, lots of activity as it is the last room.”
 of 5 bubbles andal03, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All Camp rooms over looks Zambezi river with exceptional end room camp as best choice living room..Awesome experience.”
 of 5 bubbles AZSafrica, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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