Somalisa Acacia is a small camp just to the west of Somalisa Camp in Zimbabwe’s Hwange, the country’s largest and most wildlife-rich national park. The camp shares the many merits of its larger sister, but with room for only eight people it is even more secluded and private.
Somalisa Acacia is as its name suggests sheltered beneath a stand of acacia trees. The main area is a very large solid-floored and slightly raised tent with a lounge and dining-area. From the rug-covered wooden floors to the dark wood furniture and contemporary sofas and chairs, the feeling is relaxed, traditional and very comfortable. The food is prepared with imagination and care, a mixture of local, oriental and continental cuisines with a strong focus on organic sourcing, and there is a very good wine list too. This semi-open shared area also looks out on a small pool, and the camp has its own private watering-hole, attracting a range of species, including elephant, zebra and lion.
There are four tents at Somalisa Acacia, three with twin beds and a slightly larger family tent. Again, raised slightly off the ground on solid wooden platforms, the interiors are light and airy, with locally-produced rugs, dark wood furniture and crisp linen sheets. There are en-suite facilities in each that include bucket showers and flushing toilets, and some have baths. There are armchairs or rocking-chairs in which to sit and appreciate the views through the open fronts of the tents.
Somalisa Acacia offers an extensive range of guided walks and game drives, with some of Zimbabwe’s most experienced and expert guides. Please note, given sufficient notice, Somalisa Acacia and adjacent sister camp Somalisa can be booked together to provide accommodation for approximately 20 people.