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Somalisa Camp

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dannevirke, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had the most amazing time. Saw lots of Animals Sunsets,Sunrises and beautiful birds. All the staff made us very welcome and we had wonderful guides Robert and King. Our tents were beautiful real luxury in a tent. I would recommend this as THE place to stay.Also our meals were great .

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Jemma M, Public Relations Manager at Somalisa Camp, responded to this review

Hi erinandneil Thank you so much for taking the time to review African Bush Camps. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your authentic safari experience with us. Both Robert and King are wonderful, knowledgeable and passionate guides and we are proud to have them as part of the African Bush Camps family. I will be sure to pass on your...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somalisa Camp staff are what makes this camp a standout. Everyone friendly polite & helpful & ready to assist you to make your stay as enjoyable as they can. Our guide Albert was very well informed not only about the varied animals we saw but vegetation, birds & history of the area. I would highly recommend a stay here, "glamping"...

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

Dear Yvonne Thank you for taking the time to review Somalisa Camp. We are delighted to hear back from you and absolutely ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed your stay. we hope that you will rejoin us at Somalisa or another of the African Bush Camps properties. Until then, take care and warmest regards, The African Bush Camps team

San Carlos, CA, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous stay all around! The staff at the camp is exceptional - but i believe this quality can be found at ALL of the camps run by African Bush Camps! We very much look forward to our return visit!

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

Dear Gary Thank you for your review of Somalisa Camp. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return in the near future. Until then, travel safe and warmest regards, The African Bush Camps team

Winterslow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is th most fabulous place to stay for luxury camping and an abundance of animals. The tents just 8 of them are beautifully designed with quality and style. From huge comfy beds to a log burner a copper bath and wonderful quality blinds. The social areas are fabulous well designed with open fires a pizza oven a new swimming...

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

Dear Lisa Thank you for your stellar review of Somalisa Camp. We are terribly happy that you enjoyed your stay and so glad to hear back from you. Please do share your photos with us here on Trip Advisor or email them to emma @ africanbushcamps.com We hope that your travels were safe and that you will return soon. Until...

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Africa and we really wanted to do a game drive. We were fortunate enough to stay a few nights at the Somalisa camp. The moment we arrived Tsitsi was waiting to greet us, and we felt as though we had come home. Somalisa is a tented camp with all the luxurious amenities available. The...

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

Dear Nancy Thank you for reviewing Somalisa Camp. We are honoured that you chose us to be your African first and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spent with us! We aim for all guests to leave us with only the loveliest memories and big dreams to return! We hope you will choose us for your...

Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Of all the incredible camps I visited on my second trip to southern Africa, Somalisa was my favorite. I loved my tent (no. 7) so much that I didn't want to leave it when the time came to move on. Even more fabulous than my tent, though, were the animals I saw in and around the camp, on the numerous...

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

Dear Andiamo2012 Thank you for your kind words. We are truly delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Somalisa. We are so proud of our staff and will make sure that they hear your kind words of praise. It seems like you have had an incredible time and we hope that you will join us again in Hwange...

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed every minute of our four day stay at this wonderful came. Great sightings of animals, friendly staff with a a wonderful menu for each meal. We eve had an elephant drink out of the pool one evening while dinner was being served. Icing on the cake!!

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africanbushcamps2017, Public Relations Manager at Somalisa Camp, responded to this review

Hi Annette D, Thank you so much for a great review of Somalisa Camp- it truly is a slice of Hwange heaven. The elephant pool is a famous attraction at Somalisa and we are glad we were able to share that with you. We hope that you will be back soon for another memorable safari with African Bush Camps. Until...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We spent two days at the family camp of Somalisa and it was just perfect. The tents are simply beautiful. Great taste, spacious. Heaven. The food was excellent - the best one we had in zimbabwe during our trip. The staff was great. Our host was Sakhile and our guide Peter and they were just awesome. Very friendly, warm. Our...

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africanbushcamps2017, Public Relations Manager at Somalisa Camp, responded to this review

Good day EmB1111 Thank you so much for your review of Somalisa Acacia, and your kind words about your experience. Somalisa is a little slice of heaven in Hwange National Park and our staff in camp work hard to make sure that all of our guests have the most memorable safari experience possible. We can't wait to welcome you and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have spent over 10 years now going on safari in East and Southern Africa and my stay at Somalisa Camp is probably one of the best in all these years. Due to the media hype about Zimbabwe I had avoided going to this country but as a friend had started guiding at Somalisa I decided to go an check...

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

Dear Panthera2013 We are delighted to hear that your time spent with us was a joyous one. We will make sure the staff at Somalisa are aware of your kind words of praise. Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia, are a short walk away from each other and both a special place in Hwange National Park. We hope that you will...

Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Somalisa camp has to be like most travellers have written the most stylish in Hwange. Excellent hosts, nothing is too much trouble and the location is excellent. In the dry season for those who love Elephants it's amazing. The cuisine is varied and they cook delicious pizzas and the African night is rather good. The tents are the best...

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africanbushcamps2017, Public Relations Manager at Somalisa Camp, responded to this review

Hello Mark, Thank you so much for your kind words about Somalisa Camp. We are very proud of our authentic safari offering in Hwange and we love it when our guests have an awesome time with us! We hope that you will be back again soon to soak up some more Somalisa magic. Until then, take care and warm regards...

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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 

Additional Information about Somalisa Camp

Address: Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange National Park
Price Range: $2,121 - $2,247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Somalisa Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“All tents (there are 7 I believe) are all similar..(and all unbelievable)”
garybB2106QP, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“We were in tent no 1 we had a beautiful little veranda to chill on and watch the wild life.”
751LisaB751, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Because the tents are set far apart, there is no better or worse location. Every tent was well situated.”
NancyD668, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Family tent”
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“We stayed in tent 9 but all the tents have great views”
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