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.