Somalisa Acacia

Hwange National Park
Somalisa Acacia is the perfect Hwange safari experience for families with younger children or smaller private groups of safari-goers. Set on a private concession in the heart of Hwange National Park, this family camp located to the west of sister camp Somalisa, is built under the dappled canopy of a grove of Acacias and provides guests with a breathtaking view of the golden savannah plains of Hwange. The camp comprises of a lounge, dining room, boma, swimming pool and its own elephant drinking pool with up-close encounters and incredible photographic opportunities with elephants. There are two family tents with inter-leading walkways between the parents and children’s rooms which are both en-suite as well as two standard sail tents. Each tent includes gauze sling doors which give 180-degree views of the surrounding bush. The core focus of this camp is to provide families with an outstanding safari experience. The child specialist guides offer practical and educational activities for kids and an adventure that will delight every generation. From nature walks around camp and storytelling to cultural arts and crafts and cooking classes, the children focused Ngwana Club creates a   
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fun and educational environment for children on safari. 

A family safari adventure at Somalisa Acacia is the trip of a lifetime that allows you to enjoy a hassle-free holiday in Africa that is as indulgent and relaxing for parents as it is exciting, educational and fun for children. 

Hwange National Park is the largest in Zimbabwe, covering an impressive 5,700 square miles. The park is named after a local Nhanzwa chief, and was once the royal hunting ground for the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi, before being classified as a protected National Park in 1929. 

As you’d expect from a park of this size, the breadth of wildlife species is astounding. Over 100 species of mammals reside here, whilst almost 400 species of birds decorate the skies. Perhaps most exciting is the 40,000-strong population of tusker elephants, whose presence is world-renowned and a joy to watch day after day. 

The dry season (from July to October) is the best time to visit Hwange, as large concentrations of wildlife - particularly the wonderful elephant herds - descend upon the area to drink from the waterholes in order to survive in this hot and unforgiving environment. Yet, whilst the rains from December to March will see the wildlife dispersing across the park, thus making them harder to spot, the summer showers also bring forth stunning vegetation. This ensures mesmeric bird-watching opportunities as the local population finds itself bolstered by the migrants coming down from the Northern Hemisphere. Hwange National Park truly is a year-round wonderland. 

Activities include guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives and night drives. Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.

AT A GLANCE

  • 2 luxury Sail tents
  • 2 luxury family Sail tents each with 2 rooms both en-suite
  • All tents include gauze sliding doors, glass wood-burner fireplace and overhead fans
  • En-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, copper slipper-style bathtub & flushing toilets
  • Splash pool
  • Private concession along the famous Kennedy vlei line
  • Known for large concentrations of elephant and buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo, giraffe, hyena, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, roan antelope, wild dog and many other wildlife species
  • Game drives, night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Birdwatching
  • Cultural tours of local villages
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Solar power, back-up generator power, battery-charging facilities available in main area
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