Somalisa Acacia Camp

Somalisa Acacia Camp is situated on the eastern side of Hwange National Park. Somalisa Camp is an authentic bush camp which consists of just six elegant canvas tents each of which lies hidden amongst a grove of camelthorn acacias (Acacia erioloba).

    Tent

    The tents at Somalisa are positioned in a horseshoe formation. All of the accommodation is solidly built with a rigid A-frame structure supporting a well-made canvas roof and walls, and large mesh windows all on low teak decking. At each end of the tent is a gauze-mesh wall which allows a breeze to flow through during the day and provides a secure boundary from the wildlife and the elements at night. All of the tents at Somalisa have their own open-air, en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet and large, bucket shower - this is filled with hot water on request and the chance to shower under the stars is an opportunity not to be missed! Hot water is provided in a separate flask each morning and at various points throughout the day for washing before breakfast and freshening up before meal times.

      Family Tent

      The tents at Somalisa are positioned in a horseshoe formation. All of the accommodation is solidly built with a rigid A-frame structure supporting a well-made canvas roof and walls, and large mesh windows all on low teak decking. At each end of the tent is a gauze-mesh wall which allows a breeze to flow through during the day and provides a secure boundary from the wildlife and the elements at night. All of the tents at Somalisa have their own open-air, en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet and large, bucket shower - this is filled with hot water on request and the chance to shower under the stars is an opportunity not to be missed! Hot water is provided in a separate flask each morning and at various points throughout the day for washing before breakfast and freshening up before meal times.

        Somalisa Tented Camp Restaurants

        Guest tents are connected to the main lounge and dining area by wide elephant paths which are lit at night by paraffin lamps. Guests must be accompanied to and from their tents by a guide after dark. As one would expect, the lounge has plenty of comfortable chairs in which to relax and to reflect on the day's activities and sightings and there is also a small library with a selection of fact or fiction to choose from too. Food at Somalisa is of a good quality and dinner is often taken under the trees in front of camp. Each dish is served with a selection of local beers and spirits or your choice of South African wine.

          Somalisa Tented Camp Activities

          Activities offered from Somalisa Camp include game drives and walking safaris in the surrounding area, especially around the Kennedy Vlei. These are supervised by knowledgeable and qualified 'Zim-pro' guides who are enthusiastic about the area's flora and fauna. The camp also has a raised platform away from the main camp which is used for sleep-outs, although on our last visit to Somalisa we didn't visit this.

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