Somalisa Expeditions

Somalisa Expeditions is a comfortable, intimate tented camp set in woodland but overlooking an open vlei in a private concession in the heart of Hwange National Park.

Somalisa Expeditions is a classic tented camp which is ideal for people looking for an comfortable (but not overly luxurious) tented experience and a genuine bush atmosphere. The tents are smaller and with fewer frills than sister camp Somalisa, but are perfectly adequate and comfortably authentic for anyone who prefers a more grounded experience. The management and staff are welcoming, the guiding is good and the food is lovely. Whilst Somalisa Expeditions 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 of the camp is the water hole in front of camp which is very close to the main areas and attracts 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 Expeditions caters for a maximum of 14 guests in six accommodation tents, one of which is a family tent. The tents fan out either side of the central areas and overlook the open plain…


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…


Somalisa Expeditions only accepts children from 12 years old and there is a family tent (with the two tents connected externally so better suited to older children or those that are confident…

Conservation & community

Somalisa Expeditions 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 (40 minute drive from camp)
Open All Year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented Camp
Focus Big Game / Photography / Game drives
Children 12 years +
Activities Game drives / Walking safaris / Community visits
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Limited
Number of Rooms 6 (including one family tent)
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroom family tent
Bathroom Semi open air with plumbed shower / Plumbed basin / Flush toilet
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer No
Heating/Cooling Standing fan
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Air horn
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks only
Credit Cards Not accepted