Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp offers guests a stylish base from which to discover the richness of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

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.

Location

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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Little Makalolo Camp

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Zimbabwe Overview

What is the best thing to do in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe offers plenty of fabulous safari experiences and the two major national parks – Hwange and Mana Pools – are top of the list when visiting the country. For the more adventurous, Zimbabwe is one of the best countries across Africa for walking and canoeing safaris, whilst the magnificent Victoria Falls is a must-visit.

What is the climate like in Zimbabwe?
Overall the country has a pleasant climate but temperatures vary with elevation. The highveld has a moderate climate (up to 29°C in summer) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-October when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from June-August. October is the hottest month with days in the mid to high 30°s. Rain falls regularly in the summer (November-March/April) turning the bush lush and green.

How do I get to Zimbabwe?
The easiest way into the country is from the South African hub of Johannesburg. Multiple major airlines fly into the city including British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Delta Airlines, Qantas, and of course South African Airways. From Johannesburg there are regular flights to Victoria Falls, the start and end point for many safaris. Alternatively, for an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience, journey by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with?
Zimbabwe is easily combinable with neighbouring countries including Botswana, Zambia and South Africa – all of which provide a different safari experience. Another popular combination with a Zimbabwean safari is a visit to Uganda or Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas.

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