Somalisa is an authentic bush camp, a blend of old African charm and elegance together with an exclusive safari experience. There are only six tents with en suite bathrooms, flush toilet and romantic alfresco bush shower. The décor echoes of an old era, from colonial to the ancient tribes of Africa, telling the story from all corners of this magnificent continent. The lounge and dining area is at the forefront of the camp, tucked under a soaring canopy of trees. The Main area and pool overlooks the pan where the herds of game congregate in large herds.
We stayed at three different tented camps (Khwai Tented Camp in Botswana, Somalisa in Hwange National Park, and Rukomechi in Mana Pools). All three were very nice and we would definitely recommend any of them. As before, Somalisa was our favorite - just the right combination of comfort, a "real" bush camp experience, plus small enough that you could interact with other guests and large enough to have other guests. Also, the meals at Somalisa were particularly good.
The Victoria Falls Safari Club was excellent. Can also highly recommend the Makuwa Kuwa restaurant next door at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Based on our experience, would probably recommend the Victoria Falls Hotel for first-time visitors, the Victoria Falls Safari Club is better for repeat visitors who just want to relax...
We also enjoyed our tour of The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre, near Pretoria…In addition to cheetahs, the Centre has painted dogs, serval, caracal, and many vulture species, all of which we were able to view close-up.