Somalisa Camp Tented Camp
Somalisa Camp is reminiscent of bygone heydays ... luxury and elegance coupled with untamed, pristine Africa. It offers sweeping views out over the grassy plains and overlooks an ancient, seasonal floodplain with a perennial pan where animals often congregate. As part of a concession, flexible game viewing activities are allowed, including night drives with huge spotlights and bush walks with a knowledgeable, expert ranger.
* Somalisa Camp Highlights
- ∞Set on edge of seasonal floodplain
- ∞Uninterrupted views over the grassy plains
- ∞Day and night game drives
- ∞Guided bush walks with expert, knowledgeable guides
- ∞Diverse and plentiful wildlife with plains game and predators
- ∞Overlooks perennial pan where game usually congregate
- ∞After first rains (early November), bursts into colour as local wildflowers bloom
More about this accommodation
Set on the edge of a seasonal floodplain, Somalisa Camp offers sweeping views out over the surrounding grasslands. But the highlight is definitely the perennial pan it overlooks, where game congregate throughout the year, and especially in the dry season.
Small, intimate camp
Recently refurbished (Jan 2016), Somalisa Camp now has seven luxury tents, each on a raised wooden deck with an en-suite bathroom, flush toilets and romantic, open air showers where you can feel at one with your natural, unspoilt surrounds. The camp relies largely on solar power to minimise any impact on its environment.
There's a lovely main area overlooking the pan where you can relax and watch the game pass by. Meals are beautifully prepared and served on the open deck or dining area. Wherever you are at Somalisa, you feel as though you have an excellent view and every opportunity of seeing the resident elephants passing close by ...
You're spoiled for choice at Somalisa - with guided bushwalks in the company of expert and skilled rangers; game drives during the day and/or night drives with powerful spotlights, and excellent birdwatching. There's a variety of plains game in the area, including the shy, lesser-seen kudu, sable and roan antelope. Lion, leopard and hyenas are also regular visitors. Large herds of elephants and buffalo are also fairly common sightings.
A 40-minute flight connects from Victoria Falls, with a further 30-minute drive to the camp. By road, it's a 4 - 5 hour drive from there. It's also possible to drive up from the south from Hwange Main Camp.
Our Take on Somalisa Camp
There is a special, relaxed atmosphere about Somalisa, that reminds you of grand old safari days. It's quite special to see the elephants up close and personal at the swimming pool, too. The staff are great - warm, welcoming and with a wealth of knowledge. It's a perfect destination for a relaxed, intimate safari with elegance and comfort in a pristine corner of Zimbabwe.
- ∞All meals
- ∞Tea, coffee, soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages
- ∞Two game viewing activities per day
- xPremium imported spirits and champagne
- xVisa Fees
- xInternational Flights
- xTravel Insurance
- xItems of a personal nature
- xStaff Gratuities
ø Secret Season Specials: Zim & Zam
Secret season savings: 1 December 2017 to 31 March 2018
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