Somalisa Acacia is an intimate camp in a private concession deep within Hwange National Park, the country’s largest wildlife reserve. Set in a grove of ancient camel-thorn trees, the privately owned camp overlooks a waterhole frequented by large numbers of elephant.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are four tents here including two family tents, which comprise two sleeping tents connected by a walkway. The tents, which are of a ‘Sail’ style, are set on wooden decks, and all have very spacious and attractively furnished interiors, with a wood-burning stove, gauze sliding doors onto the deck, and an en-suite bathroom with a lovely slipper bath, inside and outdoor showers, and flush loos. To the front of the tent is a private verandah for relaxing during the quiet part of the day. There’s a small pool, a mess tent with a lounge and a dining table, and a deck overlooking the waterhole, where meals are frequently eaten.
Wildlife & Activities
Somalisa Acacia’s guides are excellent, and the activities on offer include day and night game drives, and walking safaris. Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and kudu are among the species to be seen here, and sable antelope, roan antelope, and wild dog are also present, although less regularly spotted.