Somalisa Camp

Each tent has en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub.The camp consists of seven elegantly furnished Sail Tents with gauze sliding doors and beautiful interiors.Spend evenings overlooking the natural waterhole where herds of game congregate to drink.The main decking area has a small splash pool for guests overlooking the Elephant Pool.Guests can look forward to spectacular game viewing at Somalisa Tented Camp.Hwange National Park Zimbabwe, and is known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds.Wildlife includes elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard and hyena.Recently re-built, Somalisa Tented Camp has upgraded its level of accommodation to that of complete comfort and luxury.Activities at Somalisa Camp include guided walks, game drives and night drives.Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking views of the savannah plains across the famous Kennedy Vlei line.

Somalisa Camp

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Overview

Tucked away on an Acacia Island along the edge of an ancient seasonal floodplain, Somalisa Tented Camp offers gorgeous views and authentic bush elegance. Far from the madding crowd, the camp is built on a split-level wooden deck overlooking the famous Kennedy vlei line. Remote and romantic, there are only seven customised tents, each with a private viewing deck, luxurious en suite bathroom and a lounge area with a glass wood-burning fireplace for chilly nights.

Somalisa Tented Camp is the perfect place to take in the beauty of Hwange National Park, and to find inspiration and rejuvenation in the heart of the African wilderness. Built around an elephant drinking hole, the camp is visited frequently by these gentle giants as well as other wildlife, offering an ‘armchair’ safari experience for those who happen to be in the camp’s pool or relaxing on the deck overlooking the watering hole. Somalisa is a leading eco-friendly lodge, and the timeless elegance of this classic safari lodge is complemented with sustainable features that include solar-powered energy and a water recycling plant.

Big game safaris in Hwange include 4x4 drives, guided walks, birding, game viewing from secret hides and cultural tours. Charter road and air transfers to and from Victoria Falls can be arranged upon request.

Highlights

  • Set in the heart of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park
  • Walking safaris and night drives in private concession
  • Popular waterhole and multiple viewing decks
  • Copper bathtubs and log-burning fireplaces in each suite
  • Airstrip for flights from Victoria Falls and the rest of Zimbabwe
  • Good bird watching and excellent game viewing

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Activities

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
A small, intimate camp with a relaxed, homely atmosphere. The guiding in Hwange is some of the best in Africa. We enjoyed seeing lion from our game drive, young cheetah trying to make a kill from our safari walk and large herds of elephant right from the deck. I especially love that every stay here automatically contributes to uplifting the local communities.
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Rooms

Luxury Tent

Somalisa Camp has just seven elegantly furnished tents, all with en suite bathrooms. There are two double bed suites and four with twin beds. You may find it hard to choose between relaxing in the hammock on your private deck or unwinding in the grand bathtub with its lovely views over the savannah. In winter, snuggle up in front of the wood-burning fireplace.

The bathroom is wonderful - one generous shower is set indoors, the other offers a refreshing vista from a sheltered section of the deck outdoors. There are flush toilets, complimentary toiletries and wonderful dressing gowns - the coolest cotton kimonos in summer and thick towelling gowns for winter.

The decor evokes the classic safari era, featuring beautiful finishes and the finest bed linen and soft furnishings.

All suites have charging stations that include USB points for your devices.

Facilities

Somalisa Tented Camp’s main relaxation area opens out onto wooden decks that frame scenic views and an inviting swimming pool. There is a small library as well as a bar area, and although the camp is fully solar-powered, batteries can be recharged in the main reception area.

Between game drives, browse the safari shop for gifts to remind you of Africa.

Dining

After a day of guided bush walks and game viewing in Hwange, arrive back at camp for a magical dining experience under the stars. Under the light of an open fire and flickering safari lanterns you will be treated to fine cuisine and superb wines from South Africa and around the world. The first meal of the day is a light brunch served before early morning activities, followed by an early lunch with a decadent high tea in the afternoon and later, sundowners with snacks usually served while out on the afternoon or evening game drive.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Library

Amenities

  • Outdoor shower
  • En-suite bath and shower

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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Traveller Reviews

Somalisa Camp
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Johanna Schutt

"We had the most wonderful time at Somalisa!! The closeness of the elephants was something we never imagine could happen. The service and the food was amazing. Our guide Ray was very nice and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great experience."
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Chris Waters

"Somalisa Camp was a magical place and our guides were excellent."
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Fiona Bourne

The contrast at Somalisa was great, once we got used to there not being any running water. We saw loads of animals – we didn’t like having to share a vehicle with other people though. The hospitality at both camps was excellent. We were always picked up on time, the flights were very good, the staff everywhere saw to our every need. We really couldn’t have asked for more.
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