Ruckomechi, on the western boundary of the Mana Pools National Park, is situated in a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees overlooking the great Zambezi River. There are superb views over the Zambian escarpment. This area is renowned for regular lion and leopard sightings.
There are ten luxury, thatched cottages with high ceilings to allow the air to circulate. There is one particularly special suite, ideal for a honeymoon or romantic holiday, overlooking the Zambezi River with an outside "bath with a view". The central dining, bar and lounge area is under cool thatch, on the river's edge facing the escarpment. A wooden deck area provides the perfect spot for sundowners as you watch the sky turn to luminous pinks, golds and indigo.
Ruckomechi offers diverse game activities, including game drives, canoe trips and fishing. Daily game walks are available with an armed guide. A nearby hide gives guests the opportunity to observe and photograph animals close up in their natural environment. Pontoon game viewing trips to the islands are a highlight. The predators, including lion, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are often sighted and a large concentration of buffalo can be found along the water's edge. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains and elephant take advantage of the plentiful albida trees in the area. Bird watching is good, with the river attracting many waterfowl.
· Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles
· Canoe and pontoon trips
· Guided walks
· Meals, activities and local drinks inclusive
· Dining room, bar and lounge under thatch
· 10 cottages with thatched roofs. All have private bathroom with shower