Somalisa Expeditions

Somalisa Expeditions has an incredibly relaxed and back to basics safari feel. Unlike its more luxurious sister camps it offers a traditional safari experience and has a far more intimate bush camp feel to it. The service is impeccable, and the hosts treat guests like family. The rooms are styled beautifully, basic and cosy with all you need and the en-suite bathrooms have both a shower and bath. You will fall in love with this wonderful location, if you enjoy rustic comfort then this is the place you want to be.

Why we love Somalisa Expeditions!

Somalisa Expeditions is a great addition to Somalisa on a slightly more budget friendly price point. Wild and comfortable, the deck overlooks a watering hole is rustic and perfect for watching the wildlife go by.

Mike Varndell, April 2019

Fast Facts


Hwange National Park


6 safari tents

Great for

Traditional safari

Children welcome

7 years and above


All year

Ideal length of stay

2-3 nights





(Rates 'from' pppn)

Pricing Category


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The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost of the respective lodges. Please note: the category is based on the starting from price.

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

Lodge Key Features

Traditional Safari Experience

If you love nothing more than being in the bush, close to the wild and enjoy a traditional safari, that is exactly what Somalisa Expeditions offer its guests. The safari tents blend in well with the surroundings, a mix of wooden floors, canvased walls and netted windows, which offer incredible views from every angle. The decor is basic but tasteful and too works well with the setting you are in, rustic and natural. The whole camp is a safari heaven, traditional comfort at its best.


The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. The hosts in particular are attentive to every need of their guests. The atmosphere in camp is relaxed and this is evident through the hosts, they want you to feel at home and enjoy your safari experience in every way, from start to finish. They are happy to enjoy time getting to know the guests and will share a good story or two of their experiences in the bush too.

Wildlife Experiences/Activities

With the passionate guides who are always excited to share their knowledge for the bush you know that here at Somalisa Expeditions you are going to encounter some special sights, and, enjoy hearing the stories that the guides love to share with guests. Not only can you see the African bush on day and night drives, but activities also include walking safaris. There is so much to see on foot and the guides will create an incredibly special journey for you, with close encounters with animals.

Client Reviews

  • Somalisa Expeditions best safari esperience out of 4!

    Woderfully furnitured, straight from “Out of Africa”, teak floors, outdoor toilet, shower( under roof from tent extension. Electrical lighting, plugs, fan courtesy of solar power worked 24/7, Mosquito. netting that was draped around the bed, as in most places, every evening when I was at supper. Lovely cool, fresh, clean , crisp linens, and crispy airdried towels. All delightful.

    Ellen J

    This camp was a complete surprise, as we had expected to stay at Somalisa Expeditions tented camp but instead were taken to the main camp, which is a beautiful tented camp. We do not know who upgraded us, but we would like to thank them very much. We arrived in the early evening and, once again, were greeted by elephants which came to drink from the waterhole in front of the camp. The rooms were large, with plenty of hanging space, sitting area, safe, and, extremely welcome in the cold winter evenings, a log-burning fire which was lit for us every evening.

  • This is not a camp…this is sooooo much more than a camp!

    I took a group of 8 to this camp ourselves and three of our adult children with wives/partners. None of us came away disappointed and this was the 5th set of safaris I had been on and the 15th camp. 5 of us had never been to Africa before so we got to relive the wonder of the all new experience as well. So: Accommodation. They have three levels of accommodation in 3 associated camps, Somalisa is top end. The tents have brick walls in them! The copper baths are to die for..the views are great.


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