Ruckomechi Camp, completely rebuilt in 2008, is positioned on the banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of Mana Pools. The camp is protected by large umbrella acacias with the bar and dining area overlooking the river. Accommodations are nine luxury tents with en suite bathrooms. Here you will be able to walk and take game drives, canoe or boat from the camp. Wild life you may see are lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, hippos, kudu, waterbuck, eland and maybe the shy nyala.
We did a walking safari at both camps and really enjoyed them. We learned a lot and it was nice to get out of the vehicle for a change. I thought it might be too dangerous but felt very comfortable with our guides and the level of training they have there.
A highlight was our stay at the Ruckomechi Camp. Elizabeth and her staff were wonderful; they really cared for all our needs and you could tell they enjoy their job. Our guide was named Honest and he was great: he was personable, very informative, and great at finding the animals. I really appreciated the length they went to accommodate my gluten free diet. They had a quality alternative for every snack/tea and meal. I was very impressed…We really enjoyed the setting of the camp and the wonderful spots they took us to for sundowners. It was just beautiful! Also there were a variety of activities which we really liked.
Davison's Camp was very nice…We had great animal sightings at both camps in Zimbabwe. I was glad that Kyle talked me into these camps because of my love for elephants. I was not disappointed both camps were great for elephants. My husband even got his safari wish by seeing a cheetah kill! Pretty amazing!
- Jon and Joy Snyder
We stayed at three different tented camps (Khwai Tented Camp in Botswana, Somalisa in Hwange National Park, and Rukomechi in Mana Pools). All three were very nice and we would definitely recommend any of them. As before, Somalisa was our favorite - just the right combination of comfort, a "real" bush camp experience, plus small enough that you could interact with other guests and large enough to have other guests. Also, the meals at Somalisa were particularly good.
The Victoria Falls Safari Club was excellent. Can also highly recommend the Makuwa Kuwa restaurant next door at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Based on our experience, would probably recommend the Victoria Falls Hotel for first-time visitors, the Victoria Falls Safari Club is better for repeat visitors who just want to relax...
We also enjoyed our tour of The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre, near Pretoria…In addition to cheetahs, the Centre has painted dogs, serval, caracal, and many vulture species, all of which we were able to view close-up.