Lobby area of Somalisa Camp in Hwange, Zimbabwe

Somalisa Camp

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Elephant’s Eye Hwange £££££

  • Zimbabwe
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Situated in a wildlife concession bordering Hwange National Park, Elephant’s Eye Lodge is a charming combination of bush camp feel and modern safari needs. Each of the eight tented and thatched rooms is raised off the ground to ensure a wonderful view over the waterhole and a cool breeze on hot days. The interiors are fresh, modern and clean with loads of space, a veranda which spans the length of the room and a very private outdoor shower and sumptuous indoor bath with a view. The integrated public areas face the fire pit, where stories are shared and this, in turn, overlooks the pan where elephants come to drink and watch you eat your dinner. The lodge gardens supply the lodge kitchen with fresh fare and the spa offer reviving treatment.

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Camp Hwange £££££

  • Zimbabwe
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Situated in a private concession inside the Hwange National Park, just three hours by road from Victoria Falls, is Camp Hwange. The camp consists of eight comfortable chalet-tents. Each spacious and airy thatched chalet-tent is furnished with stylish simplicity and has private en-suite bathroom facilities. The main lodge is made up of a big lounge and a beautiful restaurant where you will savour dinners. Camp Hwange reverts back to the concept of the original safari, where activities are centred on being immersed in the wild, with game walks being the main activity.

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Camelthorn Lodge £££££

  • Zimbabwe
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Camelthorn Lodge is tucked into the shaded ebony and acacia woodland in a remote corner of Hwange. Phenomenal game viewing is a short drive from camp and its brilliant sunken hide allows close-ups of huge herds of elephants frequenting the waterholes. Accommodation consists of eight large, split level private villas, each with private upstairs deck, perfect for a sleep out. Main areas are contemporary and welcoming and meals are often served around the lodge’s central feature, a huge Camelthorn tree. Imvelo Safaris Lodges have built each of its properties on local community-owned land, so have been able to develop villages from the grassroots up.

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