Somalisa Acacia

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Somalisa Acacia

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Overview

Four very spacious tented suites are set on raised decks at Somalisa Acacia around a central dining and relaxation 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 communal 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 on game drives. Expect good sightings of big game like lion, cheetah, buffalo, wild dog and magnificent antelope like kudu and sable. Hwange is elephant country, so expect plenty of sightings of these gentle giants - herds of a hundred-strong are not unknown in dry season (about May to October). One of the highlights of staying at Somalisa is that elephants come to drink at the waterhole in front of the lodge's plunge pool.

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 as well as the outdoor shower.

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.

The lodge is a member of the African Bush Camps Foundation and contributes a percentage of every bed night, which is used to train and employ staff from local communities and builds schools for community children.

Highlights

  • Set in the heart of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
  • Walking safaris and night drives in private concession
  • Popular waterhole and viewing deck - have your binoculars ready
  • Magical encounters when elephant come to drink from the waterhole
  • Copper-encased bathtubs and log-burning fireplaces in each suite
  • Only four tents – ideal for exclusive-use groups and families
  • Airstrip for light aircraft flights from Victoria Falls
  • Good bird watching and excellent big game viewing

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Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
I love the relaxed, homely atmosphere of Acacia. I also experienced some of the best guiding in Africa here and loved seeing lion on our game drive, cheetah on our walk (!) and hundreds ofelephant from our room (best time for elephants is dry season). The camp has two family rooms but is equally suitable for relaxed couples.
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Rooms

Family Unit

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

Standard Tent

There are two standard tented suites at Somalisa Acacia that each sleep two guests. All beds have standing 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.

Facilities

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).

Dining

The communal dining area and bar look out over the plunge pool to the waterhole beyond, allowing for a passing panoply of game and birds 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, lunch, a light afternoon tea and dinner.

The menu is vary varied: expect anything from Mediterranean dishes and tasty curries to traditional meats and Asian-inspired meals. The afternoon tea comprises a savoury and sweet snack to tide you over until dinner.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Solar power
  • Swimming pool
  • Boma
  • Child friendly
  • Communal swimming pool

Amenities

  • Fan
  • En-suite bath and shower
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor shower
  • Mosquito net
  • Outdoor area
  • Private balcony
  • Safe in room

Rates

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2018-07-01 — 2018-10-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $820
2018-11-01 — 2018-11-30Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $550
2018-12-01 — 2018-12-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $495
2019-01-01 — 2019-03-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $495
2019-04-01 — 2019-05-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $620
2019-06-01 — 2019-10-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $970
2019-11-01 — 2019-11-30Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $620
2019-12-01 — 2019-12-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $495

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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