Set in the heart of Hwange National Park, Somalisa Camp offers guests the perfect blend of old African charm and elegance. Tucked beneath an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, this camp has breathtaking views of the savannah plains of the famous Kennedy Vlei line.
Activities include guided walks led by passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives, bird watching, and evening spot lighting. The area provides guests with the opportunity to see a variety of plains game and predators including elephant, kudu, sable, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, white rhino, lion, leopard, and hyena amongst other wildlife species. In addition, after the first rains, the Kennedy Vlei is scattered with flamboyant colors from the seasonal wildflowers that emerge during this time of year – making it one of the prettiest areas in Hwange National Park.
The décor of Somalisa echoes a bygone era. Its pool and stunning main area with a view of the pan where the game congregates in large herds offers the chance for complete relaxation, whether it be with a cup of tea or a refreshing cocktail. The use of solar lighting ensures your comfort without interfering with the environment and the area’s natural surroundings. Somalisa has only six elegantly furnished canvas tents each with en suite bathrooms, flush toilets and romantic alfresco bush showers but plans are currently underway to convert these to running showers. Wide and well-traversed elephant paths connect your room to the lounge and dining areas located at the fore of the camp under a soaring canopy of acacias. Explore Africa the way she was meant to be explored and get close to nature at this stunning and exclusive camp.
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Guest Feedback Report
“I’d like to just say thank you so so much to all the Somalisa staff for making our stay an unforgettable time! it was amazing! Especially the elephants at the pool! Just lovely! Raymond seems to have a great deal of knowledge, he answered all our questions and could tell us lots of details about the animals! We’ve felt right at home from the start thanks to the amazing staff!” Lisa Mechelle and Pamela Tapsell – USA
Hwange National Park, along the Kennedy vlei line within a private concession
Manga airstrip, Road transfer from Hwange Main Camp, Self-drive
Charter Transfer Time:
40 minutes from Victoria Falls with 30 minute game drive to camp
4 – 5 hour drive from Victoria Falls
Number of Beds:
7 luxury tents with a total of 12 beds
Number of Guides Rooms:
Bucket showers and flushing toilets
Generator power, battery-charging facilities available in main area
Game drives, walking, bird watching, and night drives
All year round
Not recommended for children below 7 years (see child policy) 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