Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Experience the wild beauty of Africa like never before. Deep in the heart of Hwange National Park, lions roam the savannah and elephants gather at the watering hole. Tucked away in the shade of an Acacia grove sits Somalisa, an intimate, seven-tent luxury safari camp from which you can explore the African bush the way our ancient ancestors did—with no schedule and the freedom to follow where your curiosity leads. Whether traversing the bush by foot, or watching giraffes graze from your private porch, Somalisa places you in the midst of Africa’s raw magic.
With experienced guides leading the way, you can walk ancient game trails, spot rare birds in the treetops, or visit local communities to immerse yourself in their way of life. At Somalisa Camp, conservation and community go hand in hand. The camp’s guides are all well-versed in Zimbabwe’s native wildlife, and aim to educate guests about their impact on the environment. With this in mind, Somalisa is solar powered and was built with minimal disruption to the landscape. Additionally, the African Bush Camps (ABC) Foundation restores balance with the environment through projects in education, community empowerment, community infrastructure and conservation.
Luxury canvas tents
7 luxury canvas tent rooms that include:
Copper slipper-style bathtub
Wood burning fireplace
Fan in room
Rates from $520 per person per night (Green season)
Morning & afternoon game drives, walking safaris, Hwange Main Camp village visits, Mambanje Village visit (private vehicle required at associated costs for Mambanje Village Visit).
All meals and drinks except premium imported spirits and champagne
Seven-tent capacity limits disruption to environment
Water purification system recycles up to 80 percent of water used
Awarded first GOLD Green Tourism certification in Zimbabwe
Employs people living in at-risk communities
African Bush Camps donates $15 toward the ABC Foundation for each night of a stay
Committed to sustainable development through education, community empowerment, community infrastructure, and conservation
Establishes and supports local school conservation clubs
Collaborates with 7 government agencies, 6 community organizations, and 5 schools,taking part in developing the Hwange Skills Hub
Improves access to fresh water and methods of nutritional food security in Mambanje Village through Mambanje community garden and solar borehole
Mitigates human-wildlife conflict through the Mambanje mobile cattle boma initiative
Empowers communities to live in harmony with wildlife through Mambanje Lion Guardian
One ABC Foundation bracelet per person
Bush special brunch or sundowners