Wilderness Safaris, Africa’s leading eco-tourism operator, has launched the new Little Ruckomechi Camp in a private concession located in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park. The new camp will offer an intimate and authentic safari experience ideal for sole-use bookings, family groups or small parties traveling with a private guide.
Set amongst the iconic albida trees that characterize the area, Little Ruckomechi Camp features three elegant and airy tented suites built on wooden decks. The living spaces include a dining and lounge area, as well as a plunge pool, all overlooking the majestic Zambezi River.
“We are delighted to welcome our guests to this piece of paradise; one that epitomizes the personal service, intimacy and warmth that our tented camps are renowned for,” says Little Ruckomechi Camp Manager, Ishmael Nzara. “Together with professional guide, Honest Siyawareva, we look forward to personalizing each guest’s stay to suit their needs and ensure a truly exclusive safari experience within our private concession.”
Little Ruckomechi Camp’s elegant interiors offer an understated luxury designed to embrace the natural beauty of its exteriors. “The warm ‘red’ and brown/grey colour scheme for the interiors was drawn from the hues of the beautiful carmine bee-eater that is famous in this area, and enhanced by the blues of the sky and river frontage that can be seen in the glassware and old painted kists in the tents,” said Interior Designer, Mandy Langebrink.
“The deeper red in the wing of the carmine bee-eater is picked up in various scatter cushions and floor mats in the tents, and elements of copper and rose are used throughout the camp, including the lamps, utensils and napkin rings. Old-fashioned leather armchairs, ottomans and rough wooden coffee tables enhance the rough textures of the natural exteriors, creating a warmer, layered look of a nostalgic tented camp indoors. We also used locally-sourced Lozi drums and bowls to add an authentic Zimbabwe feel,” she added.
All activities at Little Ruckomechi Camp are led by a private guide to ensure guests are at freedom to choose the tempo of their day. Activities range from day and night game drives, bird watching, nature walks and a variety of water-based adventures including canoeing, river cruises or catch-and-release fishing. The wildlife-rich area is home to a large number of elephants, buffalos, hippos and elands. Predators such as lions, leopards and wild dogs are also found in the area as well as an abundant amount of birdlife.
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