Its a one hour flight to a small dirt landing strip in the middle of Hwange National Park. Miles away from the big lodges and reserves lies this very special place called Somalisa camp. If you ever dreamed of a real safari experience this is the place for you. Lynette and our guide Mike went out of their way to make sure our experience met expectations. Fabulous morning and afternoon safari drives and hours spent just sitting on the deck with the elephants a few feet away made for a special visit. The food was excellent ( I still don't know how the chef did it in that little kitchen and the wood burning stove) and the service was perfect. Sitting around a big table with candelabras for light and a multi national guest list was great fun, Being greeted with a warm cup of coffee over the open fire every morning was the perfect start to the day.
Elephants everywhere..and I mean everywhere. During the 2 weeks traveling hundreds of miles to every possible style of lodge...this was by far the most fun. We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Somalisa Camp Hotel Hwange National Park