Somalisa Camp

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe


Nestled in the shade of an Acacia grove, overlooking the golden savannah plains, is Zimbabwe’s leading tented safari camp. On the edge of an ancient floodplain, teeming with wildlife, Somalisa Camp brings nature quite literally to your doorstep. Known as ‘the land of the giants’, Hwange National Park promises intimate and magical encounters with nature’s most majestic creatures.

Key Features

  • 7 en-suite safari tents with bathtubs, battery charging stations, fan, wood-burning fireplace and private viewing deck
  • Pool
  • Bar and dining area
  • Cultural visits
  • Elephant pool metres from the main camp
  • Walking safaris and game drives
  • Highly qualified and experienced guides
  • Suitable for children 7 years and over

With only seven tents, Somalisa Camp offers a peaceful and authentic safari experience, while maintaining beautifully luxurious standards. Contemporary styles are fused seamlessly with natural and organic materials. Herringbone fireplaces provide the feeling of home, while the wood-panelled bathrooms open up to rolling views across the plains, all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your deep copper bathtub.

The resident, knowledgeable guides are natural storytellers, giving you insight into the park’s ecosystem and uncovering hidden gems in the depths of the bush. Whether it be game drives to spot sleeping lions, or walking tours spying the diverse indigenous birdlife, they will impart their wisdom and share in your wonder at this raw and captivating landscape. Relax back at the camp, sipping a cool drink as the sun dips below the horizon, setting on another unforgettable day.


This eco-friendly safari property boasts a full solar-power farm, ensuring sustainable energy usage throughout operations. With a cutting-edge water purity system in place, they recycle up to 80% of the water used, minimising their environmental footprint. Recognised for its commitment to sustainability, Somalisa Camp are proud recipients of the first GOLD Green Tourism Certification in Zimbabwe. Furthermore, they actively engage with local communities to mitigate human-wildlife conflict, fostering harmonious coexistence in the pristine natural surroundings.

Why we love it

Aside from the abundant wildlife and the surreal setting, there is something above all else that sets Somalisa apart. Famous for its up-close encounters with elephants, the camp features an elephant pool less than a stone’s throw from the extensive decking. Take a dip in your pool while your neighbouring local elephants bathe in synchrony mere metres away. 

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