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This award winning, tented camp is located in a private concession in the heart of Hwange National Park where guests can enjoy walking safaris, day and night game drives, bird watching and cultural visits, all led by qualified and passionate guides. 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.

One of the highlights of this camp is the elephant pool located in front of the main deck, where you can enjoy a drink whilst you observe these beautiful creatures coming to drink.

A full solar power farm and water purity system allow the camp to recycle 80% water used, Somalisa Camp leads the way in eco-friendly safari accommodation and has been awarded the first GOLD Green Tourism Certification in Zimbabwe.

At Somalisa Camp you arrive as a guest, but you leave as part of the family.

The African Bush Camps Foundation believes in creating a longlasting, positive impact on the local communities. This is achieved by partnering with these communities to uplift their circumstances through tourism. The ABCF started out in the Dete, Mambanje and Hwange Main Camp communities boarding Hwange National Park. Within these communities, the Foundation focuses on Education, Conservation, Community Infrastructure and Community Empowerment. A visit to these communities takes a day and needs to be booked in advance, however, it is a rewarding day that is worth the trip.


7 Tents

Luxury Sail Tents with gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and in-room fans for the hot summer days,

• En-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower and bathtub.
• Mosquito Nets & Repellent
• Fan
• Private deck
• Solar Power
• In room charging facilities

Lodge Facilities

• Dining & Boma Area
• Bar
• Guide Tent
• Solar Power
• Battery Charging Facilities
• Elephant Pool
• Swimming Pool

• Morning and afternoon game drives
• Walking safaris
• Bird Watching
• Community visit *surcharge may apply

Lodge Season & Opening
Open all year

Children over the age of 12 years are welcome, however walking safaris are restricted to children over the age of 16 years.


Somalisa Camp can be accessed via light aircraft transfers from Victoria Falls International Airport (45 mins) to Manga Airstip. Transfer time from the airstrip to camp is approximately 30 mins with wildlife viewing opportunities en-route.

For more information on Somalisa Camp contact our team of expert Travel Consultants who will be delighted to tailor-make your Zimbabwe travel itinerary.

For a no-obligation quotation,  simply contact us via our free online Request A Quote  service.

Prices & Booking Enquiries:

Price Includes:
• Accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beers, wines & local spirits
• Laundry
• Transfers from/to Airstrip
• Two Shared Game activities per day – Morning & afternoon game drives, walking safaris
• Hwange Main Camp village visits, Mambanje Village visit (private vehicle required at associated costs for Mambanje Village Visit).

Price Excludes:
• Conservation and Community Levy
• International / Regional Flights
• Staff Tips
• Private Guide and Vehicle – for private guides/vehicle please contact us.

Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

Safari Itinerary

We have an excellent itinerary that includes a stay Somalisa Camp, please click below for details:

Ultimate Three Country Safari 10 Days

Alternatively our team of expert Travel Consultants can tailor-make your Zimbabwe travel itinerary to include Somalisa Camp.

Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.