Somalisa Acacia is a firm favourite amongst visitors to Hwange. It received a full upgrade/rebuild in 2015 and is a stunning combination of contemporary style with a distinct African twist. With just four tents at the camp - two of which sleep two people and the other two are perfect for families with two bedroom areas and two bathrooms - this camp ensures an intimate safari accompanied by excellent Zimbabwean hospitality.
Your creature comforts are all catered for, down to a wood-burning glass stove in each tent to keep away the chills in the winter evenings and there's a hammock out on the spacious private deck, we can't think of a nicer place to spend time soaking up the atmosphere of the camp. There is a small swimming pool in the main area if you fancy a cooling dip or you can relax and mingle with other guests in the soft, comfy sofas and chairs of the lounge.
One of the highlights at Somalisa Acacia is the elephant pool to the fore of the camp. The elephants prefer to drink from this clean, clear water rather than the waterhole where they take their wallowing mud baths. You can get fairly close to them and observe interesting family dynamics and excellent photos are virtually guaranteed. Being in a private concession of Hwange National Park also means a more exclusive safari, away from other vehicles but, at the same time, if the animal sightings are good in the public areas of the park, the guides can take you there too. If you prefer, you may opt for a walking safari with one of the extremely knowledgeable and experienced guides.
Open: Somalisa Acacia is open all year.
Location: Hwange National Park along the Kennedy vlei line, in a private concession.
Rooms: 4 luxurious tents, all en-suite and set on elevated decks. Two are family tents which comprise of two inter-linked bedrooms and two bathrooms
Facilities: There is a swimming pool, comfy lounge and main dining area. The camp also has a waterhole to the front and an elephant drinking pool.
Activities: Game drives and guided walks are offered in the private concession and also in the main areas of the park.
Dining: Meals are served communally on the main deck.
Children: The camp has no age restrictions, however, children under 16 cannot partake in walking safaris, but nature walks around camp are on offer.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There no WiFi or mobile signal at Somalisa Acacia.
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