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Somalisa Camp

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Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Somalisa Camp
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I'm not sure I can say anything that will truly capture the beauty and serenity that this camp provides. From the watering holes that attract zebra, giraffe, cape buffalo, elephant and other wonderful animals within feet of your sitting on their amazing deck and dining area to the beautiful tents with oh so comfortable beds and linens to the wonderfully... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Somalisa Camp, responded to this review

Dear Lynn Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were happy to hear that our wonderful team at Somalisa Camp contributed to making this a trip of a lifetime for you all and that you felt your stay with us was perfect. We are privileged to have such a dedicated and passionate team who focus on ensuring your... More 

Ballwin, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I stayed at Somalisa in September with my adult niece and nephew for four days and three nights, which I might add was way too short of a time in this AMAZING place. We kept asking each other “How will we ever explain this to someone, and have them really understand the wonderment of this place?” The staff couldn’t have... More 

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Austin, Texas
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20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This lodge has the market cornered on amazing, take your breath away elephant sightings. Not only do they have a waterhole that the camp is centered around but that also have a pool that the elephants like to drink from. You can sit on the pool deck and be within feet of elephant families drinking their fill from the pool.... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Somalisa Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for travelling to Hwange National Park and your review of your recent safari at Somalisa Camp. We are very lucky to be located in such a prime location within the National Park which has a large diversity of wildlife and birdlife species and which offers the unique encounters you mentioned of the elephants at our swimming... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have stayed at six different tented camps during two safaris over the last two years and Somalisa is our absolute favorite. Somalisa has six guest tents, surrounded by beautiful mature acacia trees, adjacent to a pan where water is pumped. During the dry season, there’s an almost nonstop parade of wildlife, particularly elephants, going to the pan to drink.... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Somalisa Camp, responded to this review

Dear John Thank you so much for your review of Somalisa Camp and we are ecstatic to hear that Somalisa Camp is your favourite. We are lucky to have a fantastic team in place at Somalisa Camp who play an instrumental part in the overall safari experience and they have all been privileged to be mentored by two of the... More 

Surrey, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and could hardly bear to leave. This is a superb camp in a perfect location. Over 300 elephants came through to drink at the waterhole and pool during one afternoon. A truly awesome experience. Gloria and Denzel set the tone, their enthusiasm,warmth and generosity is reflected by every member of their team and the guides,... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the most sublime experiences I ever had. You stay in luxury tents, are assigned a hostess and guide. The Somalisa camp only works with guided tours to avoid any incidents with the wild animals, and the guests are taken on safari drives over the national park. You also see animals from the tents and common areas.... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We spent 4 nights in Somalisa & Somalisa Acacia in August 2014, as the first leg of our 16 day visit to Zimbabwe. We're ready to go back! Denzel and his gracious staff made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived, and we felt like family by the time we left. They anticipated our every need, and Michael, our... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We spent 3 nights at Somalisa Acacia in late July 2014 and everything about the experience was amazing. First and foremost - great location both for game drives and to spend time at -- I've never seen so many stars. Secondly - the staff was amazing and attentive; we enjoyed their company and conversations. Thirdly - accommodations are rustic but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stayed in July 2014 for 3 nights as part of a 2 week adventure in Zimbabwe and Botswana. Honest to goodness old world Africa bush camp feel, expected Ernest Hemingway to join us for diner. This camp is run by African Bush Camps. Gloria the manager, top-notch gem in the bush; warm, efficient, made everyone feel at home. Mike the... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Somalisa Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very special review of Somalisa Camp. We at African Bush Camps are focused on providing guests with an "Old Untouched" view of Africa and we are delighted to learn that we delivered on that experience for you and that you almost felt like Ernest Hemingway was going to join you for dinner. We are... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

BMW enthusiasts will tell you that they love the car because it's luxurious but not so luxurious that you don't feel the road. Somalisa Acacia is luxurious but still rustic and intimate enough that you really feel you are on safari. This was the last part of a 2 week trip in South Africa and Zimbabwe. We had spent a... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Somalisa Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Somalisa Acacia and we are delighted we were able to be a part of your experience in Southern Africa and that Hwange National Park and Somalisa Acacia were highlights. Our Team are completely devoted to sharing a view of the Old Untouched Africa with all our guests. We are committed to... More 

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