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After undergoing major renovations in 2015, Somalisa Camp has reopened as a beautiful, luxury tented camp whilst keeping the spirit of true guiding and brilliant hosting for the perfect destination.
Tucked away on an acacia island, set against an ancient seasonal flood plain enjoy the breath-taking views across the golden savannah plains of the famous Kennedy Vlei line.
Hwange is known as “the land of the giants’ for its big elephant herds. This Hwange safari lodge is famous for its up-close encounters with elephants. At the edge of the expansive deck in the main camp area, sits an elephant pool which is frequented by elephant families, a real highlight at this beautiful camp.
Guests at the Somalisa camps have exclusive use of the private concession, which extends to about 150km2 within Hwange National Park. As part of its extensive conservation work, the camp pumps six waterholes in this area, ensuring a year-round water supply for wildlife – and thus excellent year-round wildlife viewing. There is also the option of game drives within the national park itself.
Hwange National Park is the largest in Zimbabwe, covering an impressive 14,650 sq km. The park is named after a local Nhanzwa chief and was once the royal hunting ground for the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi, before being classified as a protected National Park in 1929.
As you’d expect from a park of this size, the breadth of wildlife species is astounding. Over 100 species of mammals reside here, whilst almost 400 species of birds decorate the skies. Perhaps most exciting is the 40,000-strong population of tusker elephants, whose presence is world-renowned and a joy to watch day after day.
Activities include guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives and night drives.