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Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia - African Bush Camps

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Overview
Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park Zimbabwe See on map
AMENITIES
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Poolside Bar
Private Balcony
4 Star accommodation
Reviews (317)
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Reviewed yesterday

We will never forget these words when we first arrived at the Somalisa Camp and the exceptional customer service from the entire staff certainly made us feel like part of the family. The camp is about a 40 minutes game drive from the airstrip and...More

Thank PatMcKenzie
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed here for 3 nights in September and it was an amazing experience. Our guide was called Armstrong and it was an absolute pleasure going on the game drives with him. In truth, the park was fairly quiet from a Big 5 animal sighting...More

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a nice experience. I do love elephants and they was surrounding our tent now and then. Great to have the elephants so close and even inside the camp. Also had baboons and lions inside the camp at some points. This is a...More

1  Thank pjoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Somalisa is one of those places you can hardly forget. The efficient, professional staff (Denzel, Eugania, Armstrong, Honest, Takenda — just to name a few) are attentive, kind and gentle people who take pride in caring for your every need. They are proud of and...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somalisa is located in a wonderful part of Hwange - we saw most of the game we wanted to see, but the wild dogs and the lions were the highlights. Our driver/guide - Reggie - was just fantastic and made all of the game drives...More

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Somalisa Tented Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park Zimbabwe, and is known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. Nestled in a stunning location tucked away on an acacia island ...More along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking views of the savannah plains across the famous Kennedy Vlei line. Recently re-built, Somalisa Tented Camp has upgraded its level of accommodation to that of complete comfort and luxury whilst still maintaining its focus on the guiding and hosting of guests to ensure the ultimate guest experience. Consisting of seven elegantly furnished Sail Tents with gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and an overhead fan for the hot summer days, each tent has en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub. The main decking area includes split level decking with a separate lounge and dining area, as well as a small splash pool for guests overlooking the “Elephant Pool” and a natural waterhole where herds of game congregate to drink and where guests can relax whilst soaking in the African bush. 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 sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$285 - US$500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Somalisa Camp Hotel Hwange National Park
Location
Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange National Park
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Traveller (594)
Room & Suite (103)
Pool & Beach (45)
Dining (37)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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30 reviews
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8 reviews
26.29 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4 attractions in Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park
424 reviews
22.82 miles away
Wild Walks
11 reviews
27.23 miles away
Hwange Horseback Safaris
1 review
31.07 miles away
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Larry K
10 September 2018|
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Response from Jemma M | Property representative |
Hi Larry, We are so looking forward to having you stay with us at Somalisa next year. May is winter in Zimbabwe, so the late afternoons, nights and early mornings are cold but the days are fresh and sunny. As Hwange is... More
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Rrrrrrrrr2014
28 September 2017|
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Response from Jemma M | Property representative |
Hi there, The tents have multiple plug points for charging phones, cameras etc. However, I am not too sure about hairdryers. Somalisa is 100% solar powered so I am not too sure if the voltage is right for hairdryers.
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poliver319
31 August 2017|
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Response from Jemma M | Property representative |
Hi Poliver319, Our morning game drives leave just after sunrise, usually at about 5:30 or 6am. You will be back in camp at about 11-11:30 for brunch. After that, you will have time to relax, perhaps take a little siesta... More
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"This is a Bush Camp!"
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"This is a safari camp with luxury tents - best described as "glamping""
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"there are 4 huts and I think they are very similar. We had 3 of us in 1 room."
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"Don't forget your binoculars, and remember that it can get cold in winter."
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