Somalisa Camp

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7 rooms
Ages 7+
En suite
Solar Power
  • Maximum 14 people
  • Fireplace in room
  • Solar power
  • Charging facilities in main area
  • Private deck
  • Elephant Pool
  • Fan in room
  • Guide tent

Additional Information

  • Airstrip to camp - 30 mins
  • Closest airstrip - Manga
  • Closest international airport - Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA)
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Award Winning Tented Camp in the Heart of Hwange National Park

Zimbabwe’s Leading Tented Safari Camp – World Travel Awards 2019

Hwange National Park is a land of contrasts from dense teak and acacia forest to vast open savannah, offering guests an exhibition of raw and diverse Africa. Somalisa Camp is a place where tranquillity meets adventure. Where one moment you are sipping on your gin and tonic, listening to the distant baritone roar of a lion coalition off on the hunt, and the next you are gazing over at a congregation of elephants at your doorstep, peacefully sharing a sundowner with you.


At Somalisa our people are at the heart of everything we do. The passion exuded from our knowledgeable guides elevates the experience. With storytelling and teaching, they enlighten the guests by sharing their wonder and wisdom of the African bush. Every person is part of the community that helps create the magical and welcoming feeling you get when you visit Somalisa, you arrive as a guest, but you leave a part of the family.

Nature and luxury are in harmony at Somalisa Camp. With only seven tastefully furnished canvas tents, this intimate camp is perfect for a relaxing holiday with friends and loved ones. With natural wood and copper finishes, the organic features of the bush fuse perfectly with the deluxe style. Kudhinda, the Zimbabwean national material, is thoughtfully paired with some more modern decor creating an authentic contemporary African fusion. At the edge of the expansive deck in the main area, sits an elephant pool which is frequented by elephant families, which is a true highlight at this beautiful camp.


  • What an amazing experience we had on our first visit to Zimbabwe! Our stay at Somalisa Camp was beyond our greatest expectations! The entire staff was so warm, friendly, courteous, and helpful with all our questions and requests! Our guide, Bee, was wonderful – so knowledgeable and patient! He made sure we were able to see such a variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery! The sunsets were absolutely breathtaking!

    The O’Learys via TripAdvisor

  • Don’t hesitate. Pack your bags, get your camera ready and be prepared for an experience you will never forget. Firstly, the staff were all excellent, our guide Calvet knowledgeable and patient with us ‘first timers’ and everyone else above and beyond. Made it fun for us. Party of four and celebrated our wedding anniversary (41 years) in style. Many thanks to all.

    Eraytay via TripAdvisor

  • Wow. I knew I wanted to go to Somalisa Camp after seeing pictures of people lounging very close to them at a watering hole. Even though I knew beforehand that this was a possibility, I didn’t grasp how incredibly powerful this experience would be. To watch wave after wave of families of elephants, cresting the hill and waiting their turn to come to drink seemed like a very well choreographed Disney movie! But it happened day after day and never got old.

    Wans2travel via TripAdvisor

  • Our first safari and we could not have had a better welcome. African Bush Camps delivered on all fronts. Comfort, knowledge, warmth, dedication to conservation all rolled into creating a memorable experience.

    Beemerlass via TripAdvisor


Explore Hwange National Park through a variety of activities while you stay at Somalisa Camp. Activities include walking safaris, led by our qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives and cultural visits.


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.

Live in Camp – recent wildlife sightings

  • Bhubesi the lion
  • Hwange National Park Zimbabwe Impala
  • Hwange National Park Zimbabwe Lilac Breasted Roller
  • Hwange National Park Zimbabwe Giraffe
  • Hwange National Park Zimbabwe Baby Elephant
  • Hwange National Park Ostrich
  • Hwange National Park Sable Antelope
  • Hwange National Park Jackal

Rates From

Green Season

Jan / Feb / Mar / Dec
USD 495 per person per night

Child (7-11): USD 248

Mid Season

Apr / May / Nov
USD 620 per person per night

Child (7-11): USD 310

High Season

Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct
USD 970 per person per night*

*Single supplement of USD 220 applies

Child (7-11): USD 485

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

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