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Somalisa Acacia

Hwange National Park


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A day in the life of a family on safari should be fluid, exciting, varied and full of special moments that will live on in family memories for a lifetime. The core focus of Somalisa Acacia is to provide families with just that - to provide not just an outstanding safari experience but also a hassle-free holiday that is as indulgent and relaxing for the parents as it is exciting, educational and fun for the children.

Set within a private concession in the Hwange National Park, the camp offers a variety of activities, including game drives, walking excursions with the camp’s professional guides, and cultural visits. The specialist guides will tailor the activities to each family for the duration of their stay, taking into consideration the age of the children and any special interests or requests. Children of any age can go on the game drives here.

Wildlife that you can expect to see during your stay here include elephant, giraffe, antelope, zebra, lion and buffalo. Hwange National Park is also known to have over 470 birdlife species.

The main camp area also has views of a small water hole that is often visited by large herds of big game during the day and night.

Kids can also join the Ngwana Club - a Setswana word meaning 'explorer' - and this offers a range of extra safari-related activities for children of all ages.

The camp comprises of 2 family-orientated tents with interleading walkways between the parents and children’s rooms, creating a 'under one roof' feeling and comfort for the whole family.  Both rooms are en-suite.  

In addition, there are 2 standard double tents, ideal for teenagers who want their own room.

Main guest facilities including a dining area, a bar, a library, and a small splash pool which is perfect for cooling off during the heat of the day.

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Our standard rates for a Safari Tent
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 November 2020 to 30 November 2020 GBP 542 USD 683 ZAR 11,112 EUR 596 per person sharing1 - 5 Nights1 to 5 nights
1 November 2020 to 30 November 2020 GBP 508 USD 640 ZAR 10,413 EUR 559 per person sharing6 - 8 Nights6 to 8 nights
1 November 2020 to 30 November 2020 GBP 472 USD 595 ZAR 9,681 EUR 519 per person sharing9+ Nights9+ nights
1 December 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 437 USD 551 ZAR 8,965 EUR 481 per person sharing1 - 5 Nights1 to 5 nights
1 December 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 410 USD 516 ZAR 8,395 EUR 450 per person sharing6 - 8 Nights6 to 8 nights
1 December 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 382 USD 481 ZAR 7,826 EUR 420 per person sharing9+ Nights9+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Hwange Conservation Wildlife Fund (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 GBP 16 USD 20 ZAR 325 EUR 17 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the African Bushcamps Foundation Levy (pp per stay)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 20 USD 25 ZAR 407 EUR 22 pp per stayStandard1+ nights

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the African Bushcamps Conservation Levy (pp per night)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 September 2020 to 31 December 2021 GBP 16 USD 20 ZAR 325 EUR 17 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

National Parks Fees; the Conservation levy; all meals; beverages (except premium imported spirits and champagne): 2 shared game viewing activities per day; medical evacuation insurance; return road transfers from Manga Airstrip; and a laundry service are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and camp manager.


For younger guests at Somalisa Acacia, they can join the Ngwana Kids Club, which offers a variety of safari-related activities for children of all ages, such as:

Nature walks around the camp - children go on nature walks around camp with their guide and accompanied by a parent, where they are presented with fun and unique learning opportunities. Spoor identification, discovering the traditional uses of plants, bird watching and hunting for the ‘Little 5’ highlight the intangible experiences that they can’t get in the ‘real’ world. After a bush walk, children will be given a ‘Junior Guide’ certificate, which will encourage them to become future conservationists with a passion for wildlife.

Cooking classes - eating well is a big part of a memorable safari experience and that includes a family feast. At Somalisa Acacia there are wood fired pizza ovens. Children are invited to design their own pizzas with the chefs in camp, and families are encouraged to have a taste test competition. Also included is a ‘make-your-own-mocktail’ station in the warmer months, providing both entertainment and a refreshing drink on a warm afternoon.

Traditional Story-Telling - the guides enjoy sharing the history and folklore of the area and their people. Your child specialist guide will dress in authentic tribal regalia and perform a play, imparting their traditional history and legends, including an interactive drumming session.

Arts and Crafts/Beading - an arts and crafts corner is set up for children and is a place where they can let their creativity run wild after the stimulation and inspiration of their new surroundings takes hold. Here, children can thread beads to make a bracelet or necklace to take home as a memento of their time in the bush, as well as indulge in colouring in and picture painting.


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General Information For Guests

Each tent includes gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and in-room fans for the hot summer days, as well as en-suite bathroom facilities including a flush WC, indoor and outdoor showers, and a copper slipper-style bathtub. In-room charging facilities are available.

The 2 family units consist of 2 en-suite tents connnected by an inter-leading walkway.

The main area consists of the dining area, lounge, viewing deck and a swimming pool. In addition there is a small waterhole in front of the camp.  

The camp is open all year round.

A laundry service is included.

Babysitting services are available on request (additional charge).

Activities include game drives (day and night) by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. The open Land Cruisers accommodate 6 passengers on tiered seating so that views are not blocked and photographic opportunities are enhanced. Each vehicle is fitted with permanent canvas roofing to protect you from the varying weather elements, whilst still allowing an optimised up close and personal experience of wildlife. There is no age limit on the game drives so children of any age are welcome to join their parents on the daily drives.

Walking safaris are led by qualified guides.

Cultural tours to local villages can also be arranged, to help guests staying at the camp to gain a deeper understanding of the country and its people. These visits must be prebooked - please contact your Travel Butlers consultant if you wish to add this to your itinerary.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and camp manager.


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