Four very spacious tented suites are set on raised decks at Somalisa Acacia around a central dining and relaxtion deck that overlooks a busy waterhole in Zimbabwe’s flagship reserve, Hwange National Park. Between game drives and guided walks, take a dip in the plunge pool or relax in the hammock on your private deck.

The camp is built along the Kennedy vlei line, which means plenty of wildlife action in and around the camp. Expect good sightings of big game like lion, buffalo, zebra and giraffe, and magnificent antelope like kudu and sable. Hwange is elephant country, so expect plenty of sightings of these gentle giants. One of the highlights of staying at Somalisa is that elephants come to drink at the waterhole, often wandering up to the plunge pool to drink from the fresh, clean water that flows over into a trough for the elephants. 

The décor is charming - traditional safari styling with an emphasis on comfort and fine finishes. The highlight of the spacious tents is undoubtedly the copper-encased bathtub in the centre of the en suite bathroom – ideal for honeymooners to enjoy with a glass of chilled bubbly!

Somalisa is the setting for two intimate tented camps - Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia. Other than when you first arrive or if you stroll around the site, you are not aware of the other camp. The camps face in opposite directions and each one overlooks its own waterhole. Both are very intimate, Somalisa has just six suites while Acacia has four, including family-friendly suites. 


  • Set in the heart of Hwange National Park
  • Walking safaris & night drives in private concession
  • Popular waterhole & multiple viewing decks
  • Magical encounters when elephant come to drink from the pool
  • Copper-encased bathtubs, log fireplaces & ceiling fans in each suite
  • Only 4 tents – ideal for exclusive-use
  • Airstrip for light aircraft flights from Victoria Falls
  • Good bird watching & excellent big game viewing

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Somalisa Acacia has several wooden viewing decks for enjoying the antics of the game down at the nearly waterhole. The lodge has a communal plunge pool and is solar powered (backed up by a generator and charging facilities are available in the lounge area).

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Laundry service
    Solar power
    Swimming pool


The dining area and bar look out over the plunge pool to the waterhole beyond, allowing for a passing panoply of game, predators and bird while you dine. Expect all the safari classics like a mid-morning coffee break and afternoon sundowners on your twice-daily game drives, plus breakfast, brunch, high tea and dinner.

Standard Tent

There are two standard tented suites at Somalisa Acacia that each sleep two guests. All beds have mosquito netting and all tents have ceiling fans and wood-burning fireplaces. The en suite bathrooms all have built-in showers, tubs encased in copper, flush toilets and double vanities. All of the tents are built on raised decks to make the most of the views and are shaded by acacia trees and each deck has an outdoor shower and hammock from which to enjoy the view.

Other Rooms

There are two Family suites that consist of inter-leading tents for children and their parents.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite bath and shower
    Outdoor shower


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 €590 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 €410 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 €365 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 €430 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 €475 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 €705 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 €475 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 €430 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Unit Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Anza Snyman

Anza Snyman

Africa Safari Expert

"A small and intimate camp in Hwange National Park with beautiful tented rooms raised on a wooden platform. Enjoy game viewing at the water hole in front of camp from your room or the main area, or go out on a game drive for superb elephant sightings. We saw buffalo and elephants drinking at the water hole while we were there one night. The camp has two family units and two standard rooms so it's perfect for families and for honeymooners."



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