Somalisa Expeditions


6 rooms
Ages 12+
Elephant pool
Solar Power
  • Maximum 12 people
  • In-room charging facilities
  • Fan in room
  • En suite bathroom
  • Roll-top bath in family room
  • Private deck
  • Fire place in main area
  • Bar

Additional Information

  • Airstrip to camp - 30 mins
  • Closest airstrip - Manga
  • Closest international airport - Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA)
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Somalisa Expeditions, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Main Camp and Dining Area (2) Luxury Safari Lodge African Bush Camps
Somalisa Expeditions, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Close encounters with elephants from camp (2) Luxury Safari Lodge African Bush Camps
Somalisa Expeditions, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Main dining area Luxury Safari Lodge African Bush Camps

An authentic, original safari experience in Hwange National Park

Somalisa Expeditions exudes adventure and brings you face to face with Africa’s giants. Sit in your armchair and watch nature venture to you. Somalisa Expeditions is a place of bonfires, where stories and laughter are shared and where the striking African sky evolves from a bright orange blaze, with silhouetted acacia trees on the horizon and the twilight of the night sky.

Senses are awakened on game drives, bush walks, bird watching excursions and cultural visits. Our professional guides transform an experience from passive viewing of sightings to a passionate demonstration of beauty and wonder. Their wisdom about the African wilderness will fascinate and amaze you.

Capturing the ambiance of a mobile camp but with all the trimmings, Somalisa Expeditions offers with authenticity and comfort. Slightly more grounded with common areas on the land giving you a closer connection to the true wilderness experience, without sacrificing any luxury. The honest and genuine design of this camps truly grants you the space to explore Africa as it should be. Where guests make themselves at home in Serengeti-style tents with contemporary finishes.


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 fees


  • 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.

  • Bird Watching

    Hwange National Park boasts some of Zimbabwe’s best birding. Delight in the call of the racket-tailed roller, or photograph 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.

An Enthralling Experience Under Africa’s Starry Canopy

At Somalisa Sleep-Out, drift off under Zimbabwe’s dazzling night sky and witness Africa like never before. Relax and unwind as you immerse amid the stars and wildlife of Hwange National Park. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the savanna as the sun dips below the horizon and watch as dusk gradually dims to night.

This exclusive romantic retreat accommodates two guests in a sumptuous king-size bed elevated in a wooden treehouse. The bed, crafted from repurposed rough-hewn Acacia wood, is draped in billowing mosquito netting. Deck chairs are provided so that you can enjoy drinks at sunset and a coffee and tea station at dawn. Built within an Acacia tree and overlooking the watering hole, the treehouse is accessed via a wooden staircase.


Renowned for being in one of Africa’s finest wildlife havens, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Somalisa Expeditions.

Recent wildlife sightings

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  • I cannot begin to describe what an exceptional camp this is. Africa Bush Camps have set the standard for excellence. I’ve stayed in many camps in various countries and none are as well done as the ABC camps. The tents are just lovely and comfortable. When it was cold at night they provided hot water bottles. The staff were just excellent. If you like elephants this is the place as they are everywhere! This is a must stay place.

    Shiela L via TripAdvisor

  • We are overawed and deeply touched by the passion, enthusiasm, drive, respect and service mindedness that is engrained in all personnel and Somalisa Expeditions. Once back home in the European “jungle” does one really realize how special, beautiful and exceptional our experience has been. We look back with deep gratitude to all who made this trip an unforgettable experience.

    Marian S via TripAdvisor

  • I cannot summarise in one review how amazing this place is. The lodge offers luxury, wonderful food, amazing service and superb facilities. The aspect, however, that really marks this camp out as one of the most fantastic places is its people. From the moment you arrive, you are greeted with warmth, sincerity and first-class hospitality.

    –  Gabe via TripAdvisor

Our Local Foundation Projects

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.

Thandanani 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.

Mambanje Primary School

ABCF is supporting the Mambanje community in Hwange. We renovated the classrooms and teachers accommodation, installed solar power, boreholes, and launched a nutrition program at the school.