Somalisa Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park, and is known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. Nestled in a stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, Somalisa provides guests with breath-taking views of the savannah plains across the famous Kennedy Vlei line. Recently re-built, Somalisa Camp has upgraded its level of accommodation to that of complete comfort and luxury whilst still maintaining its focus on the guiding and hosting of guests to ensure the ultimate guest experience.
Consisting of 7 elegantly furnished Sail Tents with gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and an overhead fan for the hot summer days, each tent has en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub. The main decking area includes split level decking with a separate lounge and dining area, as well as a small splash pool for guests overlooking the “Elephant Pool” and a natural waterhole where herds of game congregate to drink and where guests can relax whilst soaking in the African bush. The camp has Battery Charging facilities as well as Eco friendly Laundry services and a Pool for the hot afternoons. The rooms consist of a Fire place ,Outdoor showers and are en-suite. Tea and coffee making facilities and a mosquito net.
Activities include guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives and night drives. Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.
The open land cruisers will accommodate 6 passengers on tiered seating so that views are not blocked and photographic opportunities are enhanced. Each of the vehicles are fitted with permanent canvas roofing to protect you from the varying weather elements, whilst still allowing an optimised up close and personal experience of wildlife.
Guests who have booked a private vehicle can request for the roofing to be removed in advance of their safari.
Activities include guided walks lead by qualified guides.
Hwange National Park is known to be one of the highest diversities of wildlife and bird-life species more than any other National Park in Southern Africa.
Here are up to over 470 birdlife species in the area.
Evening Drives are on the Private Concession within the Hwange National Park.
For a Cultural experience The African Bush Camps Foundation is committed to empowering rural communities. They partner with communities on the outskirts of wildlife areas to become economically sustainable whilst ensuring that natural resources are protected and cared for. They also support local schools and run education programmes for children in communities. Guests who stay at the camps in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe are invited to take a cultural tour of the nearby villages that they work with. This helps travellers gain a deeper understanding of the country they are visiting and its people. As extraordinary as a safari is, these tours allows you to engage with Africa and its rich cultural heritage. If you are interested in adding perspective and value to your safari, speak to our reservations team to pre-arrange a village visit whilst on safari.
Children over 7 years are welcome.
The Camp consist of 7 furnished Sail Tents with gauze sliding doors, glass burner fireplace, fan and en-suite facilities including flush toilets with indoor and outdoor showers, split decking with a separate lounge area as well as a plunge pool overlooking the Elephant Pool, a natural waterhole.
Activities include walks, game drives, night game drives.