Somalisa Camp

Somalisa is an exclusive tented lodge set in acacia woodland but overlooking an open vlei in a private concession in the heart of Hwange National Park.

Somalisa is a lovely camp with luxurious accommodation and spacious central areas. The tents are quite stylish and a little unique in décor, and are set quite privately with views out from the woodland over the open vlei in front of camp, where elephants and other game can often be seen. The management style is warm and friendly, the guides are excellent, and the food and service very good. The camp is split into two sections, with Somalisa Acacia being most suited to families or private groups. Whilst Somalisa will usually suit guests who are keen to see big game as well as get out on foot for some of their safari, one of the best features are the water holes in front of camp which are very close to the main areas and attract a huge amount of game during the day, principally elephants. From June to October the waterhole will have elephants visiting every afternoon, and you can to sit and watch the elephants in between game drives.


Somalisa offers luxurious accommodation for around 24 guests, split between Somalisa Camp (with seven tents) and the more family friendly annex, Somalisa Acacia (with four tents)…


Hwange is the largest of Zimbabwe’s wildlife areas. Situated in the south-western corner of the country at an average altitude of around 3,000ft, it covers an area of about 1.5 million hectares…


Whilst children seven years and older are accepted at Somalisa Camp, Somalisa Acacia is generally the better option for families, accepting children of all ages and having specific family units…

Conservation & community

Somalisa is owned by African Bush Camps who contribute a certain amount per stay in camp to the African Bush Camps Foundation – a non-profit focused on conservation, education, and…

Location Hwange National Park
Access Schedule or charter flight to Manga Airstrip (30 minute drive from camp)
Open All Year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury Tented Camp
Focus Big Game / Photography / Game drives
Children 7 years +
Activities Game drives / Guided walks / Community visits
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Limited
Number of Rooms 7 in main camp / 4 in Acacia (including two bedroom family units)
Family Accommodation 2 two bedroomed family units in Somalisa Acacia only
Bathroom Indoor and outdoor plumbed shower / Bath / Plumbed basins / Flush toilet
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer No
Heating/Cooling Wood burning stove / Standing fan
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Air horn and radio
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Communal
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks only
Credit Cards Not accepted