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This intimate and authentic safari camp is nestled along the edge of an ancient seasonal floodplain overlooking the savannah in a private concession in Hwange National Park.  Somalisa Expeditions offers six classic style safari tents each on it’s own raised decking, the perfect spot to unwind after a days activities and soak in the views.

This is Elephant country, and you will have the opportunity to experience amazing sightings of these majestic creatures, either from the elephant pool in front of the main lounge and dining area, or from the water hole which is frequently used as a ‘mud-bath’ and a popular spot for the elephants and other wildlife that come to drink or wallow.

Walking Safaris are a highlight at this camp, where you can explore the surrounding area on foot with a qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you.  Game drives and night drives also offer the opportunity for more exciting wildlife encounters.

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.


6 Tents – 5 Twin/Double Tents and 1 Family Tent

Meru-style tents powered by solar with ensuite bathrooms with hot bucket showers.

• En-suite bathroom with hot water bucket shower
• Mosquito Nets & Repellent
• Fan
• In room charging facilities
• Solar Power

Lodge Facilities

• Communal Dining
• Bar
• Guide Tent
• Solar Power
• Battery Charging Facilities
• Elephant Pool

• Morning and afternoon game drives
• Walking safaris
• Bird Watching
• Sleepout Experience *surcharge
• 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 Expeditions 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 Expeditions 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

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 Expeditions, please click below for details:

Zimbabwe Experience Safari 10 Days

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

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.