Somalisa Camp

Tucked away on a secluded island surrounded by seasonally inundated floodplains, Somalisa Camp offers guests a stylish base from which to discover the richness of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Recently refurbished, the property comprises of two separate wings, 7 sumptuous suites shaded by billowing canvas, each containing wood-burning fireplaces as well as fans for warm afternoons. Ensuite bathrooms are fitted with indoor and outdoor showers as well as a beautiful copper bath tub, whilst gauzy sliding doors lead out onto a private veranda. Created in a similar style, Somalisa Acacia welcomes children of all ages and features just 4 tented rooms, including two family units.

Both wings have their own communal areas and are equally stunning, consisting of a dining and lounge area, fire pit as well as a sun deck with a small swimming pool featuring views of the surrounding savanna. From here, guests can spy on game who come to visit the natural pool situated right in front of the main lodge.

Activities at Somalisa Camp are led by knowledgeable qualified guides and centre around searching for Hwange’s remarkable wildlife. Go on game drives by day and by night, embark on exhilarating guided walks or quietly observe game from various hides. Bird-watching in the reserve is particularly noteworthy, with over 400 individual species recorded. For a cultural insight, village visits can be arranged.


How to get to Somalisa Camp

A light aircraft transfer can be arranged from Victoria Falls Airport to Manga airstrip, where you are met and transferred to Somalisa Camp (30 minutes). It’s also possible to transfer to the property by road from Victoria Falls town, a journey of around 3.5 hours.


Activities at Somalisa Camp

  • Game drives by day and night
  • Guided walks
  • Wildlife hides
  • Bird-watching
  • Village visits

Somalisa Camp Highlights

  • A superb luxury tented camp situated in a prime gameviewing area
  • Set by a seasonal floodplain in an unspoilt corner of Hwange National Park
  • Sensational gameviewing and bird-watching opportunities
  • Game drives, guided walks and wildlife hides
  • Stylish suites containing every creature comfort from bathtubs to fireplaces

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Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the Hwange region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Davison’s Camp

Tucked beneath shady trees in the game-rich Linkwasha Concession within Hwange National Park, Davison’s Camp comprises of 9 classic tented suites.

Ivory Lodge

Intimate Ivory Lodge is part of the home range of the Presidential herd of elephants, made famous by Alan Pincott and symbolic of Zimbabwe’s commitment to wildlife conservation.

Linkwasha Camp

Linkwasha Camp nestles in an exclusive private concession in Hwange National Park’s remote southwest, next to a pan that attracts prolific game all year round.

Little Makalolo Camp

Intimate Little Makalolo Camp lies in one of the most prolific gameviewing areas in Zimbabwe’s magnificent Hwange National Park, with wildlife in abundance all year round.

Somalisa Camp

Tucked away on a secluded island surrounded by seasonally inundated floodplains, Somalisa Camp offers guests a stylish base from which to discover the richness of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

The Hide

The Hide is a family-run classic safari camp in Zimbabwe's fantastic Hwange National Park that has remained hugely popular for over 25 years.



The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Zimbabwe experience.

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Zimbabwe Overview

Why should I travel to Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe offers amazing wildlife experiences, from the safari parks and reserves along the mighty Zambezi River and Lake Kariba to the vast wilderness of Hwange National Park. The jewel in the country’s crown is the spectacular Victoria Falls. The country has a long history and the ancient stone city of Great Zimbabwe gave the country its name.

When is the best time to go to Zimbabwe?The dry season (May-Oct) is the best time for gameviewing as the bush dries out and game congregates at the precious remaining waterholes. Late in the dry season, there will be much less water going over the Victoria Falls, whilst at the height of summer there will be a lot of spray and it may be more difficult to see the falls.

What is the culture of Zimbabwe? Zimbabweans are known for their rich culture, dance and music traditions. They are also recognised for their fine art and craft including basketware, pottery and the famous Shona stone sculptures. The two main tribes are the Shona and the Matabele.

What is the climate in Zimbabwe? Moderate climate (22°-29°C) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-Oct when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from Jun-Aug. Oct is the hottest month. Rain falls regularly in the summer (Nov-Mar/Apr) turning the bush lush and green.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with? Zambia, Botswana or South Africa. Chobe National Park in Botswana is just across the border and can be easily reached by road from Victoria Falls. Zambia and the town of Livingstone is across the river from Victoria Falls.

How to get to Zimbabwe? Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Alternatively you can easily take a road transfer from Livingstone in Zambia or from Botswana. For an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience travel by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

Do I need a Visa for Zimbabwe? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

Do I need vaccinations for Zimbabwe? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

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