As honeymooners, Rukomechi was aiming to be at the more luxurious end of our safari experience and it certainly delivered.
As a wilderness camp it was clearly very comfortable with good food, but what really sold it to us was the additional service that was provided to make this an intimate and exciting experience.
We were given a table for the two of us overlooking the Zambezi, had a gin and tonic whilst watching the sunset, whilst sitting in the Zambezi and as our tent was at the end of the camp it meant we had an outdoor bath. Listening to lions mating nearby whilst having a bath in the wild is something I won't forget in a long time.
I would say we're not overly experience 'safariers' but have travelled a bit in Kenya and Tanzania and the wildlife here was better for me. By the end of the first day we had seen wild dogs and lions and with a leopard on the second day I was incredible happy.
We were well looked after by our guide Kevin who had a seriously impressive knowledge of the wildlife and a good sense of humour.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the banks of the dominating Zambezi River brimming with hippo, the biodiversity surrounding Ruckomechi Camp is a naturalist's paradise. A large grove of acacia and mahogany trees with a fabulous mountainous backdrop across in Zambia sets the scene, while large numbers of elephant, buffalo and eland create the excitement. With these stunning views also evident from your spacious en-suite tent, you will be smitten with the secluded outdoor 'bath-with-a-view'. Low-level walkways connect the 10 guest tents to the beautifully designed central dining, bar, library and lounge areas. For your comfort we also have a separate deck with an infinity pool for swimming and sunbathing, and an inviting, cushion-strewn star-gazing deck. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ruckomechi Camp Hotel Mana Pools National Park