Somalisa Acacia


4 rooms
All ages
En suite
Solar Power
  • Maximum 12 people
  • Solar powered
  • 2 x family rooms
  • Elephant pool
  • In-room charging facilities
  • Fan in room
  • Roll-top bath
  • Fireplace in room
  • Private deck
  • Guide tent

Additional Information

  • Airstrip to camp - 30 mins
  • Closest airstrip - Manga
  • Closest international airport - Victoria Falls International Airport
  • Kids under 16 yrs to accompany adults when they leave camp. Adults cannot go for their excursions and leave the kids in camp with guides/staff.
  • Children under 6 yrs are not permitted on game drives with other guests, parents are to book a private vehicle.
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Family-friendly Safari Camp in Hwange National Park

Trees represent rooting and connection, which is one of the reasons why our family-friendly camps are named after our favourite African trees. The acacia tree is one of the richest symbols of Africa, its silhouette in the vivid orange and hues of pinks, harmonise with the tranquil sounds of the hornbill in the distance to create truly serene moments to share with loved ones.

Somalisa Acacia​ is the perfect ​Hwange safari lodge​ experience for families with younger children or, for smaller private groups of safari-goers. This ​family safari​ camp, located slightly to the west of sister camp Somalisa sits on the edge of a seasonal floodplain in Hwange National Park. ​Somalisa Acacia​ is tucked away beneath the dappled shade of an Acacia grove. A place where meeting an elephant in your backyard is not at all a fanciful notion. Especially if your backyard happens to be the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe, famous for its rich diversity of wildlife. In addition to the large families of elephants that frequently roll across the golden plains of Hwange to visit the camp’s elephant pool, keep a lookout for swift cheetah, dazzling zebra, honking hippos and the graceful giraffe that may saunter into view.


Access this Hwange safari lodge from Victoria Falls International Airport via a 45-minute light aircraft flight landing at Manga Airstrip with a 30-minute game drive transfer to camp. Alternatively, road access is an easy 4-hour drive from Victoria Falls. We welcome children of all ages at ​Somalisa Acacia, ​making it a natural fit for meaningful and authentic memories with your family under the African sky. Honest, functional design principles embrace the surrounding pristine wilderness environment. The main camp area comprises of a lounge, dining room, boma and elephant drinking pool, a distinct feature. Acacia trees fill the space, creating a dappled stream of light over the deck which shapes an ambiance of tranquility and security. The splash pool at Somalisa Acacia​ borders the wild elephant waterholes which are visited by these peaceful, magnificent animals.

Somalisa Acacia​ accommodates a maximum of twelve guests. This intimate camp comprises two family tents with inter-leading walkways between the parents and children’s rooms which are both en-suite, as well as two additional stand-alone canvas guest tents. Each guest tent includes gauze sliding doors to a private deck offering panoramic 180-degree views of the surrounding bush. A fusion of textures from face brick to natural wood to copper lends a genuine organic atmosphere to this incredible family camp. Your guest tent is replete with modern appointments such as a fan, a battery charging station, wood-burning fireplace and bathroom that features a roll-top bath. Here, your ​Hwange safari​ activities include walking safaris, game drives, birding and cultural visits. All are included in your stay and led by our qualified and passionate guides. Natural storytellers, they are eager to share their love of the bush with you and your family.

Included & Excluded

Included in Rates:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Morning & afternoon game drives, walking safaris, Hwange Main Camp village visits, Mambanje Village visit (private vehicle required at associated costs for Mambanje Village Visit).

Excluded from Rates:

  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff Gratuities
  • Conservation levies


  • The Ngwana Club

    We specialise in children on safari. Nature walks around camp, arts and crafts, cooking lessons and other specialist child activities for younger guests.

  • Game Drives

    Game drives are what gets us up in the morning in the African bush, they’re a great avenue for exploring the land in a safe and exciting way.

  • Walking Safaris

    Buckle up your boots and take a step into the intricate world of nature. Explore the wonders of the natural world with African soil crunching beneath your feet.

  • Birding

    Somalisa is home to a wide array of exotic birds. Delight in the call of the racket-tailed roller or photograph the majestic the Kori bustard.

  • Cultural Visits

    Working together with the communities located in the areas surrounding where we operate gives locals an opportunity to be self-sustainable.


The largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park is famed for its rich wildlife. These are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Somalisa Acacia.

Recent wildlife sightings

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Suggested Itineraries

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  • 8 nights
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    USD 4 900
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  • 9 nights
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    USD 7 080
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  • The accommodations are SO comfortable and luxurious, the food delicious, and the people (both guests and staff) so enjoyable. You can’t beat sitting with a drink and watching the changing parade of wildlife coming to the water hole, or sitting on your private porch or taking a private outdoor shower watching the zebras and kudus joining the elephants at the water. (And the morning wake up — “knock, knock” accompanied by a thermos of hot coffee, couldn’t be any better!) Highly recommend the Somalis camps!

    Paula A via ATripAdvisor

  • When I think of our 13 nights on safari in three countries, the image that shines most brightly is here, lying on a lounge chair and watching elephants large and small guzzling water at my feet, herds of buffalo and wildebeest trooping by, cautious kudu, playful zebras and the occasional scuffle between the beasts and the species.

    Mei-Mei K via TripAdvisor

  • Everything about Somalisa was excellent. The family tent we had was beautifully arranged & had everything we needed to feel safe and comfortable. Our room had a full verandah that looked out onto the main watering hole which was frequently visited by elephants, zebras, water buffalo etc. Just amazing.

    Steve H via TripAdvisor

  • Africa explorers of all ages should experience this African Bush Camp at least once. Somalisa Acacia lies close to Somalisa Camp offers family tents and takes children below 12 years of age. We had the utmost pleasure of enjoying 4 nights at Somalisa. Tents offer all the comfort you want while sleeping almost amongst the elephants

    Olaf Kracht Via TripAdvisor

Our Local Foundation Projects

Thandanai Sewing Group

Thandanani, which means “love each other,” is a local sewing group run by women in the community of Dete, in Hwange. They make beautiful African print placemats, bags, robes, travel wallets, and clothes. Everything they make is unique and made with love. Items are available for sale at the ABC trading post in our camps.

The Vukani Group Project

The Vukani Group is a community of women who are making beautiful, handcrafted necklaces, bracelets, and napkin rings out of recycled magazines. This project takes items that we typically throw away and repurposes them into something beautiful. Items are available for sale at the ABC trading post in our camps.

Mambanje Community Garden

The Mambanje community garden is empowering and enabling the community to grow and produce crops that they can harvest to feed their families and sell to generate economic activity. The garden has 50 beds 3x3m that can support 50 families.