Overview of Somalisa Expeditions Tented Camp

Somalisa Expeditions is nestled among a grove of acacia trees deep in Hwange National Park, within a private concession along the park’s game-rich Kennedy Vlei Line, an area that includes a ‘fossil river’ and the seasonal Somalisa Pans. The camp captures the feel of the original safari adventurers and the first tented camps of the early 20th century for a unique and authentic safari experience.

Hwange’s famously populous elephants meander past the camp at all hours of the day, drinking from a waterhole right in front of a raised deck where you are able to photograph and observe them in their natural habitat. Watch how the babies pick up speed the minute they scent the water, trotting along excitedly while the adults keep watch and bring up the rear (the adults also form a protective phalanx around the little ones as they drink, keeping them safe from lurking predators).

Somalisa Expeditions consists of six Meru-style tents, each built on a wooden platform with en suite bathrooms and exceptional views of the Zimbabwean bush from their private verandas. Various activities are offered, including guided hikes, pre-arranged village visits in a private vehicle and dawn-and-dusk game drives for sightings of elephant, lion, giraffe, leopard, hyena and many more.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/01/2024 - 31/03/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) R8,545
01/04/2024 - 31/05/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) R10,990
01/06/2024 - 31/10/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) R16,345
01/11/2024 - 30/11/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) R10,990
01/12/2024 - 31/12/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) R8,545

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • A truly authentic safari experience
  • Very comfortable Meru-style tents with en suite bathrooms
  • Regular elephant activity around the camp's waterhole
  • Guided walks in a private concession
  • Superb game viewing on game drives in Hwange
Bird watching

Bird watching

Cultural visits

Cultural visits

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walks

Guided walks

Rooms at Somalisa Expeditions Tented Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Tent

    Spacious and beautifully furnished in contemporary African art and craft, each Meru-
    style tent also has a large en-suite bathroom made of wood with showers and loo.
    There is no roof, but the high wooden walls ensure total privacy as you shower to
    the sound of the wilderness all around you.

    General Facilities

    The large main tented area at Somalisa Expeditions has both solar and generator power, with battery-charging facilities for all your devices. The comfortable lounge area features a cosy fireplace and a bar that walks out into the camp’s boma. The pièce de résistance of the boma is the raised wooden deck that is built right in front of a waterhole (also known as ‘the elephant bar’) – a fantastic spot where you can sit back in a sun lounger and just observe herds of elephant come to slake their thirst.

    Solar power

    Solar power

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Dining

    Homestyle bush meals are a speciality at Somalisa Expeditions. Dinners are usually enjoyed in a communal dining area around a beautiful hardwood table, while breakfasts are served around a crackling campfire in the middle of the boma surrounded by nature. Snacks and drinks are also served en route while game driving, especially the ever-popular sundowners at a scenic spot.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Kara Putter

    Kara Putter

    Content Executive

    Arriving at Somalisa will feel like you've come home. You'll be graciously hosted by friendly and welcoming staff and some of Africa's best rangers. Truly a memorable and enlightening experience to be had here.

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