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Somalisa Camp

Twin camps in the heart of Hwange National Park, Somalisa offers luxury and seclusion in one of the best game viewing areas in the park

View of Somalisa Camp Beautiful and luxurious guest rooms Outside the guestrooms Children beading at Somalisa Acacia Sunset by the waterhole

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Located on a private concession deep within the heart of Hwange National Park, Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia, can offer some of the best game viewing opportunities within the park. After a 4-5 hour road transfer from Victoria Falls or a 40-minute charter flight, you will find yourself indulging in the simple luxuries these two camps have to offer.

Both of the camps are nested under a beautiful grove of Acacia trees, allowing some spectacular views across the plains in front of camp. Somalisa Camp, the larger of the two, has 7 luxury en-suite tents all with their own simple luxuries, making these tents more than comfortable. The main area offers all that you could need including a small plunge pool over looking the bustling waterhole, which is the main focus of the camp.

Somalisa Acacia is a more intimate camp with only 4 luxury tents on low wooden platforms, these are no less luxurious than the other camp. A smaller waterhole, which often becomes very busy in the dry season, is positioned perfectly in front of the small but appealing main area.

The two camps are next to each other and therefore provide the same activities. Game Drives through the private concession, night drives, safari walks, and game viewing from the hide are all on offer to you, and should keep you more than occupied throughout the day. However if you choose to relax in camp, you can take advantage of the comfort of the rooms or watch the game wandering through, to and from the waterhole.

The varying seasons in Hwange will have a huge impact on your wallet and Safari experience.

The Green season (rainy season) will see incredible bird and insect life but reduced animal sightings. However lodge prices in most cases are dramatically reduced offering really good value.

The High season (dry season) is when animals congregate in vast numbers around the waterholes and National Geographic type scenes are commonplace. This is peak season and lodge prices escalate substantially.

Please feel free to contact us with details of your preferences and allow us the opportunity to discuss which time of year is going to suit you best.

**NB** Hwange Lodges in the peak season get over booked, it is advisable to plan and book well in advance to ensure you get what you want.

Our Opinion

Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia are located in a great game viewing area, especially for elephant, and provides intimate safari in the heart of Hwange. These camps can easily be paired with one of the other 'African Bush Camps' Lodges within Zimbabwe (Mana Pools and Kariba) or Botswana (Linyati and Khwai) rounding off a nice safari getaway in some of the most productive game viewing areas in Southern Africa.


• Located deep within Hwange National Park
• Somalisa and Somalisa Acacia Camps located next to each other 4-5 hours from Victoria Falls
• On private concession
• Somalisa Acacia offers more privacy than Somalisa Camp
• Both camps offer the same activities
• Safari vacation can be paired with sister camps in Mana Pools and/or Botswana.

PRICE before special offers
Approximate price per person sharing per night

US$ 590  January to March & December
US$ 750  April to May & November
US$ 1245  June to October

US$ 450  January to May & November to December
US$ 1245  June to October

Accommodation at Somalisa Camp

• Somalisa Camp - Seven tented rooms in total, with a maximum capacity of 14 people.
• Somalisa Acacia - Four rooms in total. Two standard tents and two family tents with a double room and a twin room, for up to 12 people.

All rooms have:
• En-suite bathrooms with flush toilet, his and hers washbasins, copper slipper-style bathrub, and indoor and outdoor showers
• Overhead fan
• Mosquito nets
• Gauze sliding doors
• Writing desk
• Storage space
• Tea/coffee making facilities
• Covered deck with views of the local waterhole
• Fireplace


• Located on a Private Concession.
• Professional and knowledgeable guides
• Many activities including game drives, night drives, walking and a game viewing hide
• Great game viewing possibilities
• Can be paired with other safari camps in Mana Pools (Zimbabwe) and Botswana, in some of the best safari areas in Africa


• Long transfer time by road, but within the national park, making it a game drive as well.


• Group dining in the main lodge
• Private dining on request
• All meals are included

Facilities and Services

• The tented main lodge has a dining area, lounge with a small library, bar and outer viewing deck
• Splash pool
• Electricity supply via generator, solar and paraffin lamps
• Armed escort in the evenings
• Laundry Service
• Satellite phone in case of emergencies
Activities (offered at both camps): Bird watching; Game drives; Guided walks; Night drives

Fully Inclusive Rates Include

• Accommodation
• All meals and local drinks
• Laundry
• Two activities per day (see details above)
• Transfers from the nearest airstrip

Fully Inclusive Rates Exclude

• All premium imported brands and champagne
• National Parks fees
• Conservation fees


• Somalisa Camp: Children below 7 years are not allowed, except by special request.
• Somalisa Acacia: Children of all ages are welcome. There are 2 family units at the camp.
• Children below 16 may take part in nature walks around the camp, but may not go on walking safaris.

How to Get to Somalisa Camp

Fly-in by charter flight, 40 minutes from Victoria Falls, and then take a 30 minute road transfer into camp.
Road transfer from Victoria Falls via Main Camp - approximately 4 to 5 hrs.

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