Zimbabwe’s tented camp Somalisa reopens after revamp

Supremely placed tents to observe the large elephant herds at close range

Wilderness Safaris’ Linkwasha Camp, Zimbabwe
Wilderness Safaris’ Linkwasha Camp, Zimbabwe | Image: Dana Allen

Zimbabwe is much in the spotlight these days, with Wilderness Safaris having opened the sleek Linkwasha Camp (www.wilderness-safaris.com;from £350 per person per night) on a private concession in Hwange National Park in May. Now an old favourite in the same park has reopened after a complete renovation that’s brought its cosseting quotient up to speed with its superlative game-viewing credentials: think white slipcovered chairs and sofas with tribal textile accents and hot- and cold‑running showers in place of buckets (the fact that most of the camp now runs on solar power is equally gratifying). The tents at Somalisa (www.africanbushcamps.com; from $477), now totalling seven, are spread through acacia forest near the Kennedy vlei, and are supremely placed to observe – at very close range (as in about 10ft, from certain platforms) – the large elephant herds that frequent the watering holes of this wetland.

Elephants at Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
Elephants at Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
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