Somalisa Expedition Camp

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Hwange safari magic to Somalisa Expedition Camp

Find a real safari camp that offers real experiences in the wilderness of Zimbabwe in the authentic setting of Somalisa Expedition Camp, made for the wildlife enthusiast in a classic rendition of traditional safaris from a bygone era. 

Come and discover the true Hwange National Park habitat, along the Kennedy Vlei Line, viewing the seasonal Somalisa pans in their pristine state. This is prime game-viewing country so walking safaris are the highlight and travelers who love roughing it come to do just that.

Somalisa Expeditions hides unobtrusively in a grove of acacia trees and comprises only 6 Meru-styled tents on wooden decks with en suite bathrooms and gorgeous lush outlooks. So ingeniously designed is this traditional safari camp that guests blend into the surrounds and sometimes imagine they are in a Kenya Serengeti camp with vintage décor and amenities! 

But no, this is very real hearty Zimbabwe bushveld, this is Hwange National Park and this is the place of the elephant, very much so. Elephants visit the pool often to quench their thirst, feeling comfortable around the camp and the visitors who are here to learn and enjoy, not threaten any animals. 

Everything is designed to fit into the natural setting, of wood, canvas, some copper, some gold, vintage furnishings, tasteful fittings and not too much glitz and glamour to confound the meaning of the safari. Wonderful showers and private decks, large comfy beds, tea and coffee facilities fans and more ensure all guests are not short of any comforts. 

Meet up in the central lounge and dining areas around the fire and chat about the day’s game viewing while dining on delicious Zimbabwean venison, side dishes and more. Your friendly staff will take you aside and treat you to many stories about animals and their exploits in this region. Spot lions lurking and listen to the nocturnal cacophony as you fall asleep in this haven.



Voyage2Africa takes you to Somalisa Expedition Camp for a good reason, to bond with the wilderness and its gentle elephant giants – settle into one of Hwange National Park’s best rustic camps for a few nights, solar-powered, tranquil and very real.

Zimbabwe is one of our favourite African destinations on a tour into the interior and we always choose these authentic camps in the wilderness to really discover what wildlife is all about. Here, Somalisa Expeditions is about camping out in comfort in the wilds, watching elephants all day and learning more about their habitats. Watch lions enter the camp too, buffalo, antelope and many other species, including birds galore.

This camp has been designed to reflect vintage safari days of yesteryear, elegant yet simply rustic, with showers, large beds, plenty of designer space, tea and coffee, fans and even fireplaces for the chilly nights. Here, only 6 Meru-styled tented chalets peep out from their private positions in the acacia grove, all raised on wooden decks to relieve pressure on the vegetation and to absorb the extensive views all around them. 

Meet up early in the dawns for game drives into the park, walking safaris and birding expeditions too. There is so much to see and learn, the wilderness providing a new drama every day. Chat about these outings at night around the boma fire and share a delicious meal of traditional Zimbabwe foods with the friendly and professional staff who run this gracious camp.

There is no shortage of food and drink with bush coffees, huge breakfasts, designer lunches and incredible high teas again before the evening drives, followed by a three-course meal in the later hours! So, book your safari tour today with Voyage2Africa and join us in Hwange National Park for a holiday you will remember forever!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Somalisa Expedition Camp

From $585



  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Cultural visits
  • Birding


  • Tented accommodation
  • All meals and beverages
  • Laundry
  • Return shared road transfers 
  • 2 shared activities per full day.

An elephant right by the pool of Somalisa Expedition Camp Zimbabwe
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  • Six Meru-style Tents
  • En-suite with showers (family room has a bath too)
  • Solar power
  • Battery charging in-room
  • Standing fans
  • Writing desk


  • Enjoy regular bush meals on game drives, to make the most of sunrises and sunsets, animal sightings and experiencing the bush as a unit – food is also served out on the wooden deck.
  • A very real, raw safari experience with enough mod cons but not too many to detract from the idea of camping out in nature to feel the holistic environment. 
  • Elegant Meru-style tents with outdoor showers, amazing private decks with views and seating areas for chilling with a book.
  • Regular elephant activity around camp at the drinking hole and swimming pool, and fantastic guided walks in the private concession to learn more every day.

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