Somalisa Hotel

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

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Private porches


Elephant pool





Property Details

  • 7 luxury canvas tent rooms that include:

    • Indoor/outdoor shower

    • Copper slipper-style bathtub

    • Wood burning fireplace

    • Private deck

    • Fan in room

    • Charging facilities

  • Swimming pool

  • Elephant pool

  • Bar

  • Guide tent

  • Rates from $520 per person per night (Green season)

Rates Include

  • 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

  • Laundry

Regenerative Impact

  • Seven-tent capacity limits disruption to environment

  • Solar powered

  • 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



Top Activities


Game drives


Walking safaris


Bird watching


Cultural visits



Member Perks


  • One ABC Foundation bracelet per person 

  • Bush special brunch or sundowners