Hwange National Park

Somalisa Acacia


Up-close with elephants

Located slightly west of its sister camp, Expeditions, tucked under the dappled shade of an Acacia tree grove, Somalisa Acacia sits on the edge of a seasonal floodplain in Hwange National Park.

This intimate camp is ideal for exclusive groups for families or private groups of safari-goers, made up of only two luxury family tents with inter-leading walkways between the parents' and children's rooms which are both ensuite, as well as two luxury standalone sail tents. Each tent includes mosquito netting sliding doors onto private decks boasting 180-degree views of the surrounding savannah plains.

The main areas of the camp include a boma perfect for bush dinners under the stars, a lounge and dining room overlooking a small elephant pool, often visited by the African giants creating excellent photographic opportunities and thrilling close encounters.


At a glance

  • Four tents

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Bush dinner boma

  • Elephant pool

ABC Somalisa Acacia Hwange elephant experience


  • ABC Somalisa Expeditions Zim drive

    Game drives

    Game drives are what get us up in the morning in the African bush, they're a great avenue for exploring the land in a safe and exciting way.

  • ABC Somalisa Expeditions Zim walk

    Walking safaris

    Buckle up your boots and take a step into the intricate world of nature. Explore wonders of the natural world with African soil crunching beneath your feet.

  • ABC Somalisa Expeditions Zim bird

    Bird watching

    Hwange National Park boasts some of Zimbabwe's best birding. Delight in the call of the racket-tailed roller or photograph the Kori bustard.

Community & culture

The African Bush Camps Foundation works with the local communities with the goal of community upliftment through tourism by creating a long-lasting positive impact.


As a company operating within the travel, tourism, and conservation space, African Bush Camps know the importance of making every effort to build their camps in a sustainable way. Sustainability is embedded in the design of each of their camps with materials locally sourced and low impact construction, especially so with tented camps like Somalisa which is also solar powered.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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