- Somalisa Expeditions is nestled among a grove of acacia trees deep in Hwange National Park.
- Somalisa Expeditions consists of six Meru-style tents, each built on a wooden platform with en suite bathrooms.
- Bush meals are a speciality at Somalisa Expeditions with delicious food served out on the wooden deck.
- Authentic, safari experience.
- Very comfortable Meru-style tents with outdoor showers.
- Regular elephant activity around camp.
- Guided walks in a private concession.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Working together with the communities located in the areas surrounding where we operate gives locals an opportunity to be self-sustainable. By sharing knowledge there has been a decrease in the human-wildlife conflict. Take the opportunity to visit the locals and become accustomed to their way of life.
Explore Hwange National Park on a game drive with one of our passionate safari guides. Our open land cruisers will accommodate six passengers so that views are not blocked and photographic opportunities are enhanced. Each of our vehicles are fitted with permanent canvas roofing to protect you from the varying weather elements, whilst still allowing an optimised up close and personal experience of wildlife. Guests who have booked a private vehicle can request for the roofing to be removed in advance of their safari.
There is nothing quite like walking in the wilderness. Discover all Hwange National Park has to offer while on foot with one of our professional safari guides. Our guides will take you on a one to two hour walk through the bush. From learning how to identify footprints and tell the uses of different plants to viewing wildlife nearby, all your senses will be awakened.
Hwange National Park is known to be one of the highest diversities of wildlife and bird-life species more than any other National Park in Southern Africa.
Here are up to over 470 bird life species in the area.
Somalisa Expeditions exudes adventure and brings you face to face with Africa’s giants. Sit in your armchair and let nature venture to you. Somalisa Expeditions is a place of bonfires, where stories and laughter are shared and where the striking African sky evolves from a bright orange blaze, with silhouetted acacia trees on the horizon, to the twilight of the night sky. The camp captures the feel of the original safari adventurers and the first tented camps of the early 20 century for a unique and romantic safari experience. Various activities are offered, including guided hikes, pre-arranged village visits in a private vehicle.
Hwange’s famously populous elephants meander past Somalisa Expeditions at all hours of the day, drinking from the nearby waterholes and having mud baths in front of the raised deck where you are able to photograph and observe them in their natural habitat. Watch how the babies pick up speed the minute they scent the water, trotting along excitedly while the adults keep watch and bring up the rear (the adults also form a protective phalanx around the little ones as they drink, keeping them safe from lurking predators). Somalisa Expeditions consists of six Meru-style tents, each built on a wooden platform with en suite bathrooms and exceptional views of the Zimbabwean bush from their private verandas.
Spacious and beautifully furnished in contemporary African art and craft, each of the six Meru-style tents also has a large en suite bathroom made of wood with an outdoor shower and flushing toilet. The tent roof and high wooden walls around the bathroom ensures total privacy as you shower to the peaceful sounds of the wilderness all around you.
Standard Safari Tent
Comfortable and spacious meru style tents elegantly set-up on wooden decking. Accommodation includes en suite bathroom facilities with an open air feel.
Bush meals are a speciality at Somalisa Expeditions with delicious food served out on the wooden deck surrounded by nature. Snacks and drinks are also served en route while game driving, especially the ever-popular sundowners at a scenic spot.
When we’ve stayed at Expeditions, the food has been excellent – light meals in the heat of the day and more substantial fare in the evenings. As always on safari it’s unlikely you’ll go hungry here. Breakfast is the usual buffet served before your early-morning activity. Lunch is a relatively flexible meal. After your siesta and before your afternoon activity, high tea – with sweet and savoury snacks. Dinner is a sit down, three-course meal, usually taken communally with guides and senior staff joining guests.
The main tented area at Somalisa Expeditions has both solar and generator power, with battery-charging facilities for all your devices. Flights can be arranged to the nearby Manga Airstrip.
A small swimming pool brings welcome relief from the heat during the later months of the year, though you may have company: the pool is also favoured by the park’s famous herds of elephant, which much prefer the crystal clear water to that in the more natural waterhole in front of camp.