Somalisa Expeditions

Somalisa Expeditions

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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 20 century for a unique and romantic safari experience.

Hwange’s famously populous elephants meander past Somalisa Expeditions at all hours of the day, drinking from the nearby waterholes and having mud baths in front of the 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.


  • Authentic, safari experience
  • Very comfortable Meru-style tents with outdoor showers
  • Regular elephant activity around camp
  • Guided walks in a private concession
  • Solar power for low footprint

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  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
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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Standard Safari Tent

Spacious and beautifully furnished in contemporary African art and craft, each of the six Meru-style tents also has a large en suite bathroom made of wood with an outdoor shower and flushing toilet. The tent roof and high wooden walls around the bathroom ensures total privacy as you shower to the peaceful sounds of the wilderness all around you.


The main tented area at Somalisa Expeditions has both solar and generator power, with battery-charging facilities for all your devices. Flights can be arranged to the nearby Manga Airstrip.


Bush meals are a speciality at Somalisa Expeditions with delicious food served out on the wooden deck surrounded by nature. Snacks and drinks are also served en route while game driving, especially the ever-popular sundowners at a scenic spot.

General facilities

  • Secure parking


  • Bucket shower
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Mosquito net
  • Outdoor shower


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Dates Board Price
2018-11-01 — 2018-11-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $475
2018-12-01 — 2018-12-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $420
2019-01-01 — 2019-03-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $420
2019-04-01 — 2019-05-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $520
2019-06-01 — 2019-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $740
2019-11-01 — 2019-11-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $520
2019-12-01 — 2019-12-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $420

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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  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
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