Project Description

Set in the heart of Hwange National Park on a private concession, 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.

The décor of Somalisa echoes a bygone era. Its pool and stunning main area offers the chance for complete relaxation, whether it be with a cup of tea or a refreshing cocktail. Enjoy a view of the pan where the game congregates in large herds.
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 colours from the seasonal wildflowers that emerge during this time of the year – making it one of the prettiest areas in Hwange National Park.

The camp has been rebuilt in 2015 with now seven elegantly furnished canvas tents each with en suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers as well as flush toilets. A fireplace will keep you warm in the cold Hwange winter nights. 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. The use of solar lighting ensures your comfort without interfering with the environment and the area’s natural surroundings. However, a generator is used as a backup and battery-charging facilities available in main area. Explore Africa the way she was meant to be explored and get close to nature at this stunning and exclusive camp.

Somalisa Acacia
The sister camp, Somalisa Acacia, is set next to Somalisa Camp but has its own facilities and an own main area with plunge pool. Additionally to its 2 luxury tents, Somalisa Acacia also offers two Family Units which have inter-leading rooms for parents and children. There is no age restrictions and therefore a lovely possibility for a family safari in Hwange.
Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia can be booked together for one group.

Somalisa Expeditions
On the same concession as Somalisa and Somalisa Acacia, Somalisa Expeditions is set up as the original Somalisa, built by Sophia and Beks Ndlovu. It is and authentic bush camps with al fresco bucket showers and flush toilets. It focuses on a low footprint and more rustic experiences in the African Bush. With only six tents, the camp keeps its private and intimate feel. Perfectly blended into the acacia trees, the camp makes for an excellent opportunity to get close to visiting elephants.

Game drives
Night drives
Bush walks
Bird watching

Additional Info
African Bush Camps Foundation – Community Projects
Conservation & Wildlife Fund (CWF) – Wildlife Conservation in Hwange


  • Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Somalisa Camp: 7 canvas tents with en-suite bathroom, indoor, outdoor shower & fireplace
  • Somalisa Acacia: 2 canvas tents & 2 family tents with en-suite bathroom, indoor, outdoor shower & fireplace
  • Plunge pool with view onto waterhole
  • TSS Tip: Watch the elephants drink from the pool while relaxing on the deck



Further Accommodations