Little Ruckomechi: The Lowdown

 

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We’ve always said that luxury on safari is measured in magic rather than marble bathrooms, and Little Ruckomechi has it in spades.

What’s Little Ruckomechi really like?

Set on the sandy banks of the Zambezi, Little Ruckomechi is a small safari camp, with just 3 tents (there is a 4th tent available if you book the whole camp), so guests have personal care and attention from the start. Tents are stylish and comfortable, without losing a sense of the bush outside. It’s entirely possible that you might spot an ellie from your bed or the shower. Bathrooms are ensuite, though we should mention that the layout does mean this camp is probably best suited to couples rather than anyone seeking greater privacy from their tent-mate.  The two main mess areas are also tented, with a lounge and dining room, though meals are often eaten outside under the trees. And as everyone knows- food always tastes better outside. Likewise, somehow our evening drinks always taste better around the fire pit. Little Ruckomechi also has a small plunge pool, which can be a real treat during the searing heat of summer.

What can I do at Little Ruckomechi?

We absolutely loved the game drives on Little Ruckomechi concession, shared with sister camp Ruckomechi. From ellies gleaming silver in the moonlight to bulky elands leaping nimbly over log piles, each drive seemed to bring something special.  Zimbabwe is known for the quality of its guides, so walking safaris are also a real treat. Boat safaris in Mana Pools are an absolute delight, and Little Ruckomechi guests can also try their hand at catch and release fishing (please note that this one has an extra fee).

Giving back at Little Ruckomechi: The camp uses solar panels in an attempt to reduce generator use, and has energy efficient lights and appliances. Where possible, water-saving devices are also used. The camp also assists with cheetah and wild dog conservation projects- these two weaker predators are particularly vulnerable. Finally, if you should have a little extra space in your luggage, Little Ruckomechi also participates in the Pack for a Purpose programme.

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