Situated in the North West of Zimbabwe in Hwange National Park
Somalisa Acacia is a premium family safari camp and a sister camp to Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Expeditions. It has recently under gone a complete rebuild and now comprises of 2 Family Units with inter-leading walkways between the parents and children’s rooms which are both en-suite, as well as 2 standard Sail Tents.
Each tent includes gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and an overhead fan for the hot summer days, as well as en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub. All the simple but luxurious tents are on slightly raised decks, under the dappled canopy of a grove of Acacias on the western side of Somalisa. The ultimate Zimbabwe Safari experience
The camp enjoys its own private views of a small water hole, frequented by large herds of big game including buffalo, elephant, kudu, zebra, giraffe and lion. A small splash pool allows you to cool off during the heat of the day. Activities on offer are game drives and walking excursions with the camp’s professional guides. Most of the activities are in the Somalisa private concession but with easy access to other parts of Hwange National Park.
On special request Somalisa Acacia can be booked in conjunction with Somalisa Camp to cater for larger groups of up to 20 people. A private guide and tour leader facility is available on special request.
Somalisa Tented Camp is located on the eastern side of Hwange, Zimbabwe’s largest National Park at 14,651 km2 (5,657 sq miles). It is nestled in a stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain. Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking views of the savannah plains across the famous Kennedy Vlei line. Not only is Somalisa wonderfully situated within the park with excellent game viewing, guests have easy access to the Hwange road network for game drives.
“… by far my favourite camp… it most certainly set a very high bar for the others to reach. Everything here was perfect and to top it off I had my own guide … Despite being the wet season we were able to hang with a pride of 11 lions (4 adult females, 2, young males and 5 young females), on most days… I felt very privileged to spend so much time with them. Also saw many beautiful birds as well as many other animals. Food and lodgings were excellent… Nothing was too much trouble.“
“Somalisa Acacia exceeded all expectations. From the incredible setting in the middle of the African bush, to the gourmet food and drink, to the most attentive and hospitable staff. Our family of four visited in the first week of January and stayed in the gorgeous family tent on the Acacia side of Somalisa. Everything was perfect, with great views and never forget wildlife sightings, including 5 cheetah devouring a young Zebra!.”
“We stayed …for 3 nights with our disabled daughter and it was perfect. It is the only place we have ever been to where there was simply nothing that could be improved. Everything you could think of had already been thought of and provided! It is impossible to appreciate the beauty of the location and the luxurious nature of the accommodation from the pictures alone – it has to be seen to be believed. Huge comfortable bed with ensuite copper bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers… Right in the middle of the bush surrounded by birds and animals. Delicious meals, knowledgeable and friendly game rangers.”
“We absolutely loved our experience at Somalisa Acacia. Our room was perfection. Between the decor, deck, outdoor shower, California king sized bed, charging stations and more, it was perfection. What really won us over was our guide Albert. He was by far the BEST guide we had on a 14 day safari between 6 camps. He was knowledgable, humble, funny, intelligent, the list goes on. I could not recommend Albert highly enough. He should win guide of the year”
“During our stay at Somalisa Acacia I fell in love with Africa; the people, the landscape, and of course the animals. We were in such close proximity to the elephants watering hole that we were just feet away from them as we observed them from the deck. The accommodations were lovely with all of the amenities, staff could not do enough for us. “
“Somalisa camp (we stayed at Acacia) is just amazing: the accommodations are second to none, service is personal and complete. “Everything that is here is for you. Just ask.” The landscape is breathtaking. The animals: the lion prides, elephant herds, loping giraffe, all of it, surreal. And the guides are beyond knowledgeable and truly love to show you their world..”