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.