Hwange National Park

Somalisa Expeditions


Up-close with elephants

Located in the exceptional wildlife haven of Hwange National Park, African Bush Camp's Somalisa Expeditions has been designed to replicate the vintage safari camps of a bygone era. The camp offers an authentic safari experience with the ambience of a mobile camp with modern day contemporary comforts and finishes.

The camps six Meru-style tents built on raised decking to take advantage of the surrounding views of the savannah. There is one luxury family tent without interconnected rooms, ideal for groups with children and teenagers. The camp is beautifully designed while still maintaining an old-world charm and authenticity. Each tent features ensuite bathrooms, fans and a private deck, perfect for relaxing and watching the world go by.

The main areas of the camp include 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

  • Six Meru-style tents

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Private decks

  • Elephant pool

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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