Somalisa Camp
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Somalisa Camp

Authentic Tented Camp in the Heart of Hwange

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 breathtaking 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 seven 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.

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.

Reminiscent of the 'Old Untouched Africa', Somalisa Camp is hidden in a grove of acacias in the heart of Hwange National Park. The emphasis at African Bush Camps is on the personal guiding and hosting, and nothing is too much trouble.




We love the intimate encounter of the elephants drinking at the splash pool in front of Somalisa Camp, noted by guests as a 'once in a lifetime experience'. African Bush Camps focuses on sustainable tourism to protect these majestic animals.

Need to Know

Each of the six luxury tents has its own bathroom with flushing toilets and al fresco bucket showers. The dining area is under canvas and guests can kick back by the evening fire on raised wooden decking.

Hwange National Park, along the Kennedy vlei line within a private concession

Charter Transfer Time:30 - 40 minutes from Victoria Falls with 30 minute game drive to camp

Transfer time:4 – 5 hour drive from Victoria Falls


Game drives, walking, bird watching, game viewing from hides and night drives

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Great birding, vibrant colours and clear visibility for photography, good predator sightings, size of herds of elephants and buffalo depend on time of year, lots of young antelope


Indoor and Outdoor Shower, Copper slipper-style bathtub & flushing toilets

Power Facilities:Generator power, Solar Power, battery-charging facilities available in main area


7 luxury Sail tents with a total of 14 beds


Trip Advisor: Certificate of Excellence 2015

Green Tourism: GOLD

We Are Africa: Innovation Awards Winner 2016


All year round

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


This is for green season 
Rates are per person per night

Spend 6 Nights or More and only pay US $399

US $420 1st Jan - 31st March & Dec 2016 & 2017



This is for shoulder season 
Rates are per person per night

Spend 6 Nights or More and only pay US $453

US $477 1st April – 30th June & Nov 2016 & 2017



This is for high season 
Rates are per person per night

Spend 6 Nights or More and only pay US $650

US $684 1st July – 31st October 2016 & 2017



This is for high season ONLY
Rates are per person per night

US $201 1st July – 31st October 2016 & 2017

Children PolicyChild Policy

Not recommended for children below 7 years but can be accommodated on special request
Children under the age of 16 are not able to do walking safaris however nature walks around camp are on offer

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Somalisa Camp's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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