Great location and service, friendly staff, very professional guides, fantastic food and logistics. The highlight of this camp are elephants, they are just everywhere. We stayed 3 nights, we knew that the nights would be cold, but we did not expect that the temperature would go down to minus 2C!!!!! So if you go at that time of the year (in June), take your fleece!!!! I bought gloves and hat in the camp, this was very helpful.
Regarding animals in the concession, you have them all. we also enjoyed very much relaxing next to the pool a full afternoon, until the sunset. You can admire the show of the herds of elephants, coming and going to drink from the water hole, 3 meters from you. You do not need TV, you are in the middle of "Animal Planet". It is a unique experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Somalisa Tented Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park Zimbabwe, and is known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. 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. Recently re-built, Somalisa Tented Camp has upgraded its level of accommodation to that of complete comfort and luxury whilst still maintaining its focus on the guiding and hosting of guests to ensure the ultimate guest experience. Consisting of seven elegantly furnished Sail Tents with gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and an overhead fan for the hot summer days, each tent has en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub. The main decking area includes split level decking with a separate lounge and dining area, as well as a small splash pool for guests overlooking the “Elephant Pool” and a natural waterhole where herds of game congregate to drink and where guests can relax whilst soaking in the African bush. Activities include guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives and night drives. Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Somalisa Camp Hotel Hwange National Park