Somalisa is an authentic bush camp, a blend of old African charm and exclusive safari experience. Its location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain ensures breathtaking views over the savannah plains of the famous Kennedy Vlei line.
The camp comprises just six elegantly furnished canvas tents with en suite bathrooms, flush toilets and alfresco bush showers. The main area and pool overlook the pan where game congregate in large herds.
Activities here include guided walks lead by qualified guides, game drives and spot lighting as well as game viewing from hides - this is your opportunity to spot elephant, kudu and sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, white rhino, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.
The Elephant Pool
Somalisa has become renowned for its unusual Elephant Pool, which acts as a watering hole for Hwange’s thirsty elephants. It was originally meant to be a plunge pool at the edge of the camp’s beautiful decking, but this idea had to be abandoned once the elephants realised it was within trunk’s reach.
Now, a separate plunge pool sits slightly above, allowing for the unique opportunity to watch elephants drinking whilst sipping a cocktail and relaxing in the refreshing waters.