Hwange National Park is the biggest wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe, a premier conservation area. Somalisa Camp is one of two lodges that take prime position
in the east of the park – a stylish, traditional tented camp in a region brimming with big game wildlife and over 400 bird species. Small, bush
plane aircrafts fly between Victoria Falls International Airport and Hwange Airstrip – an easy 45-minute trip.
Tucked away on an Acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal floodplain, the camp is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the park and find inspiration and rejuvenation in the heart of the African wilderness. Built around an elephant drinking hole, the camp is visited frequently by these gentle giants as well as other wildlife – the ultimate ‘slow safari’ experience for those lounging by the pool or relaxing on the deck. Somalisa is a leading eco-friendly lodge, and the timeless elegance of this classic safari lodge is complemented with sustainable features that include solar-powered energy and a water recycling plant.
Hwange is an exceptionally diverse park with landscapes ranging from savannah to Kalahari sands, acacia scrub to saltpans where animals congregate heavily during the dry season. Walking safaris are often a highlight of one’s stay – breaking all barriers between oneself and the natural world. Game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles led by highly qualified and passionate guides are combined with breaks at the various hides for those flawless photographic opportunities.
Caroline's Hot Tips
Sit on the edge of the swimming pool while looking up into the eyes of an elephant is a truly out-of-this-world experience
Enjoy a romantic picnic on the platform overlooking one of Hwange’s famous waterholes with plenty of activity to keep you entertained
Watch the big bull elephants wait at the solar powered water pumps - they know when the sun becomes powerful enough to get them working and don't miss out on a single drop
A favourite quote
‘I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.’
Mary Anne Radmacher
Somalisa Camp Overview
BEST SUITED TO – Couples, small group of friends or families traveling together
NUMBER OF ROOMS – 7 Tented Suites
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF STAY – 3 Nights
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL – Year-round, though June through October can get fairly hot
CHILDREN – Children over the age of 8 years are welcome
WE LOVE IT BECAUSE – The camp is elegantly and comfortably paired down and lets the surroundings shine