The beauty of African Bush Camps Somalisa

What does the word “Safari” mean to you? Originating from the late 19th century in the language of Kiswahili, the word comes directly from the Arabic “safara” meaning “to travel”.

A safari with African Bush Camps Somalisa isn’t just the traditional expedition to observe wildlife in natural habitat. The concept of an old, untouched Africa remains in each of their camps, coupled with a distinct approach to ensuring a light environmental footprint, having minimal impact on the wildlife and ecology in the areas they operate.

Independently owned and operated by one of Africa’s most notable safari guides, Zimbabwe-born Beks Ndlovu and his wife Sophia, the properties and operations underneath the African Bush Camps brand all provide tailor-made and exceptionally unique safari itineraries and experiences to their guests.

Come with us as we explore African Bush Camps Somalisa properties in Hwange National Park.

Somalisa Camp

Set on an acacia island along the edge of the flood plain in Hwange, this award winning tented camp is renowned for awe-inspring views, and with a recent rebuild, is now coveted for the complete luxury and comfort it provides guests.

Composed of 7 stylishly furnished safari tents dubbed Sail Tents, with glass wood-burning fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and elegant copper slip-style bathtubs. The main lodge and deck provide both lounge and dining areas and a splash pool complete with a view of the watering hole replete with an array of wildlife, including elephant.

Guided walks are an unparalleled treat, along with day and night game drives. Sable antelope, rare and endangered roan antelope, and wildebeest can be sighted along with elephant, kudu, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard and hyena – just to name a few! African Bush Camps Somalisa Camp is just a 4.5 hour drive from Victoria Falls or a 40 minute flight on partner company Safari Logistics charter planes.

African Bush Camps Somalisa Hwange National Park Zimbabwe with Vayeni Escapes

Somalisa Acacia

An excellent choice for families, Somalisa Acacia boasts 2 family safari tents with interconnecting walkways between parents and children’s rooms, as well as 2 original Sail Tents. Equally furnished to the spectacular tents at Somalisa Camp, these accommodations provide for the best in simplistic luxury, all underneath a canopy of Acacia groves.

Powered by the sun, Somalisa Acacia is a stunning example of private and secluded wildlife viewing within Hwange National Park.

African Bush Camps Somalisa Hwange National Park Zimbabwe with Vayeni Escapes

Somalisa Expeditions

Set in the heart of the land of the giants, Hwange National Park, Somalisa Expeditions embodies the original and authentic safari experience of the past, modeled after the first Somalisa Camp.

A main area provides a lounge and dining area on raised decking, looking out on a small pool that the elephants habitually frequent for a refreshing drink or bath in the mud to cool off. Encounters like these make for impeccable wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities.

Passionate guides lead enthralling walks and game drives, sharing with you their knowledge and relationship with the bush. It goes without saying that a diversity of wildlife will please any safari enthusiast staying at Somalisa Expeditions.

With just 6 classic Serengeti-style safari tents, you’ll feel as though you have a slice of Africa all to yourself.

African Bush Camps Somalisa Hwange National Park Zimbabwe with Vayeni Escapes

Before leaving, check out our Vayeni experience in the land of giants while staying with African Bush Camps at Somalisa Camp, in the video below.

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