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Somalisa Camp


Tented Charm in Hwange National Park

Pitched along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, Somalisa Camp, in the heart of Hwange National Park, bears witness to one of few remaining great elephant sanctuaries in Africa. Lucky for you, in this authentic bush camp elephants brazenly sidle up to the “Elephant Hole” at the edge of the camp’s wooden deck and take their fill. A natural watering hole just a few metres beyond allows for larger crowds to congregate (again, of the elephant variety). Don’t worry, plunge pool, open-deck homestyle dining and tented residences that are infused with old-world charm mean that those of the human variety get to have some fun too.

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Who It’s For

For those who want a little more “wild” in their safari experience—big game may stroll through camp at any time—but still prize a deep copper slipper-style bath at day’s end. Also, ideal for those who desire eco-friendly safari accommodation.

Luxury Safari Tents
Open Savannah plains, Acacia tree clusters
7 Luxury Tents
Adventure-Seekers, Conservationists, Couples, Families, Friends, Low-Impact Travellers, Photographers, Wildlife-Lovers
$495 to $820 USD


  • Single travellers pay additional US$201 per night during high season (July—October)
  • Not recommended for children below 7 years (see child policy) but can be accommodated on special request

Displayed rate based on double occupancy of luxury tent; rates vary between low and high seasons


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Must-do Activity? The guided walks through the African bush are unmatched, you can really tell the guides here are passionate about what they do!

The location of this camp is unbeatable—your stay is filled with breathtaking views of the savannah, and amazing encounters with the tusked giants that come to drink from the property's watering hole.

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How to Get There

Somalisa Camp can be reached by air or road. Charter fights from Victoria Falls arrive to Manga airstrip and take about 30-40 minutes, followed by a 30-minute game drive to camp.

Road travel from Victoria Falls is between 4-5 hours.

We’d be happy to assist you in arranging your travel.

Activities & Amenities

Whether you want to head out in search of animals during the day or night, Somalisa Camp’s expert guides are eager to assist you. Mind you, from the main mess tent the savannah plains blanket out before you so that no matter your level of engagement, you can expect some excellent armchair animal-watching. A small library and cultural tours of local villages add more context to the region.

Lodge Features

  • Guided game walks
  • Daily game drives
  • Night drives
  • Cultural tours
  • Bird watching
  • Indoor & outdoor showers
  • Copper slipper-style bathtub
  • Onsite elephant watering hole
  • Splash pool

In addition, you’ll have access to our talented team of Travel Advisors and Trip Designers who can help you coordinate, plan, build upon or expand your trip into an even grander journey.


The seven tented suites form a loose horseshoe around the main encampment and rest under a copse of acacia trees. In proper tent fashion the roof and walls are made of canvas with the ability to roll up the siding as you see fit. That’s about as far as the tent experience goes though: en-suite facilities grace each tent (with an indoor and outdoor shower), dark teak furnishings elegantly litter the room and a glass-wood fireplace sits primed for colder nights.

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