Authentic Tented Camp in the Heart of Hwange
Set in the heart of Hwange National Park, Somalisa Camp offers guests the perfect blend of old African charm and elegance. Tucked beneath an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, this camp has breathtaking views of the savannah plains of the famous Kennedy Vlei line.
Activities include guided walks led by passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives, bird watching, and evening spot lighting. The area provides guests with the opportunity to see a variety of plains game and predators including elephant, kudu, sable, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, white rhino, lion, leopard, and hyena amongst other wildlife species. In addition, after the first rains, the Kennedy Vlei is scattered with flamboyant colors from the seasonal wildflowers that emerge during this time of year – making it one of the prettiest areas in Hwange National Park.
The décor of Somalisa echoes a bygone era. Its pool and stunning main area with a view of the pan where the game congregates in large herds offers the chance for complete relaxation, whether it be with a cup of tea or a refreshing cocktail. The use of solar lighting ensures your comfort without interfering with the environment and the area’s natural surroundings. Somalisa has only six elegantly furnished canvas tents each with en suite bathrooms, flush toilets and romantic alfresco bush showers but plans are currently underway to convert these to running showers. Wide and well-traversed elephant paths connect your room to the lounge and dining areas located at the fore of the camp under a soaring canopy of acacias. Explore Africa the way she was meant to be explored and get close to nature at this stunning and exclusive camp.
Depending on your nationality, you may find information on visa requirements on the following web sites:
- PassportsAndVisas.com on Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa .
- ProjectVisas.com on Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa or another African country.
Although these web sites claim to be permanently updated, African Bush Camps can not ensure that the information they provide will be valid for your time of travel. Visa requirements can change overtime from country to country so please double-check this information with your agent or nearest embassy/consulate again before departure. Neither African Bush Camps, their staff, their agents nor their operators can be held liable for any errors, and such shortcomings may be difficult to handle on the spot.
Travelling from or through South Africa
Guests who are not permanent residents of the Republic of South Africa (R.S.A) and travelling through R.S.A. must make sure that they carry either an onward ticket from South Africa or sufficient funds to purchase such ticket in order to comply with South African immigration regulations.
Please note that you must bring your air ticket with you on safari or you may be refused re-entry into South Africa. South African citizens travelling on a foreign passport require an exit permit to leave South Africa.
Please note that any passengers requiring a visa for South Africa, regardless of residence status, must carry a re-entry visa to get back into the R.S.A.
Travelling from Zambia to South Africa
Guests travelling from Zambia and into South Africa are required to have a Yellow Fever certificate.
For Goverment and other official web sites providing valuable travel advice and updates kindly review one of the following:
- the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for updates on Zimbabwe and Botswana
- the US Department of State Bureau on Consular Affair’s advice on Zimbabwe and Botswana
- Or the consular service of your own country.
Safari Travel Insurance
Arrange a Comprehensive Travel Insurance for your Safari
If you are planning a safari in Africa, you must know that any safari activity is possibly hazardous. While it is considered optional when travelling, a full travel insurance is a must when embarking on a safari, and is your sole responsibility.
Considering the risks, be prepared with a good comprehensive insurance cover, having comprehesive insurance will ease any concerns or worries that you may have.
Please be aware of your responsibility, understand specific safari risks, find a reputable insurance provider and ensure you have proper insurance coverage.
It is assumed in our terms and conditions of travel that you have adequately insured your personal possesions and yourself before your departure. African Bush Camps and its agents and associates cannot be held responsible or liable for loss, damage, or theft of personal luggage and belongings, nor can they be held liable for personal injury, accident or illness.