Somalisa Tented Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park Zimbabwe, and is known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. Nestled in a stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking views of the savannah plains across the famous Kennedy Vlei line. Recently re-built, Somalisa Tented Camp has upgraded its level of accommodation to that of complete comfort and luxury whilst still maintaining its focus on the guiding and hosting of guests to ensure the ultimate guest experience.


Consisting of seven elegantly furnished Sail Tents with gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and an overhead fan for the hot summer days, each tent has en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub. The main decking area includes split level decking with a separate lounge and dining area, as well as a small splash pool for guests overlooking the “Elephant Pool” and a natural waterhole where herds of game congregate to drink and where guests can relax whilst soaking in the African bush.


Activities include guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives and night drives. Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.

Accommodation at Somalisa Camp:

  • 7 x Luxury Sail Tents, a total of 14 beds

  • Fire place

  • Ceiling fan

  • En-suite bathrooms.

  • Outdoor shower

  • Private deck

  • Private splash pool overlooking waterhole


  • Accommodation, three meals daily and scheduled activities.

Child Policy

  • Not recommended for children below 7 years (see child policy) but can be accommodated on special requestChildren under the age of 16 are not able to do walking safaris however nature walks around camp are on offer

access Details:

By charter flight:

  • We can arrange a flight to Hwange Airstrip or better, the new Manga airstrip 30 mins from the camp.


By road transfer:

  • Hwange National Park is about 4 hours from Kasane, 3 hours from either Victoria Falls or Bulawayo. An additional hour and a half is required to reach the camp.



  • You will need 4WD and a map – please check out our safari maps or contact us for directions.

A small intimate tented camp tucked away subtly under a canopy of an acacia tree island on an ancient river system. 

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