We spent 3 nights at Rucko. Of the four camps we stayed at this was the most remote and certainly the wildest (Lion Sands, Little Mackololo and Elephant Camp). Our family of four occupied the two tents furthest from the main camp. Yes we charged by an elephant... twice! Yes I tell the story to everyone when we talk about our month in Africa. Yes we caught tiger fish on the Zambezi. We canoed with hippos and crocodile. We walked on a field tour with elephants. We witnessed a wild dog chase and kill. The staff were superb and while my wife felt the least safe in this camp I found the adventure and adrenaline rush I came to Africa in search of. The chef is the head chef of all Wilderness Safari camps so this is superb food. We loved the sunset made all the more special by dust from the Namibian desert to the west. The moans and graons of hippos all night punctuated by drum beats from festive Zambian's accross the river made everything that much more special. Did I mention we spit impalla poop in a South African game during a breakfast stop? Don't laugh... try it... it's Lloyd's specialty!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Ruckomechi Camp Hotel Mana Pools National Park