An authentic, original safari experience in Hwange National Park
Somalisa Expeditions is set in the heart of Hwange National Park , and is known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. As an exact replica of the original Somalisa Camp, Somalisa Expeditions offers one of the most authentic ways to experience this exceptional wildlife haven. Nestled under an incredible grove of Acacias, along the edge of a seasonal flood plain, and situated in the heart of Zimbabwe’s largest and ‘most loved’ national park. Somalisa Expeditions is an experience of the original, authentic safari experience in this part of the continent.
Somalisa Expeditions’ main area includes a lounge and dining area on raised decking which overlooks a small pool, which elephants have become habituated to drinking out of. Add to this, the water hole is frequently used as a ‘mud-bath’ and a popular rendezvous for the elephants. The up-close encounters and photographic opportunities with these majestic animals is endless.
Consisting of six elegantly furnished Meru Style Tents, each tent has en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets and bucket showers. 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 sighting include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena and many other wildlife species.
Hwange National Park, along the Kennedy vlei line within a private concession
Manga Airstrip Co-ordinates:
S 19°02’699 E 26°56’623
Manga airstrip, Road transfer from Hwange Main Camp, Self-drive
Charter Transfer Time:
30 - 40 minutes from Victoria Falls with 30 minute game drive to camp
4 – 5 hour drive from Victoria Falls
Number of Beds:
6 authentic meru-style safari tents, sleeping a total of 12
En suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets and an bucket showers
Solar and Generator power, battery-charging facilities available in main area
Game drives, walking, bird watching, game viewing from hides, night drives and cultural tours of local villages
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