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Stalked by a lion!
We had the time of our lives at Somalisa! Our guide, Calvet, was exceptional and incredibly knowledgeable about each animal, bird and plant we encountered. We loved every game drive and the walking safaris (even if we did run into a pride of lions feasting on a Buffalo). Ronald, Star and the rest of the lodge staff were incomparable as well. We were there for our honeymoon and the staff went out of their way to ensure that we had the time of our lives (which we did)! Somalisa is absolutely beautiful and the service is truly out of this world. My husband loved Chef’s homemade hot sauce and when we left, he was gifted a pot to take home! We never got sick of watching the daily migration of elephants to the water hole (especially the babies!). Thank you so much for helping creating such wonderful memories! We cannot wait to return!
Acacia Camp - Best travel experience ever had
Me and my wife stayed here for three nights as part of our honeymoon and it ws the highlight of our trip. The staff at the camp deserves the upmost praise. Sandie our host along with her team Charity and Robert made sure our stay was exceptional. They always made sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. One night they even went out of their way to set us a candlelight dinner in our tent for our honeymoon/last night on camp. Additional shout out to the chef Trevor, the meals he cooked were better than home and made us excited each time we sat down. It is important for us to also thank Mike our guide. We learned so much about the park and he went out of his way to make sure we had good interactions with the game we saw. Mike could dive into the scientific details on anything you asked him and his sociable nature always made him a joy to be around. It was always "Happy Days" any time Mike was around. Outside of the exceptional staff. The camp was excellently decorated, comfortable and spotless. Our tent was spacious and had all the amenities we needed and located directly in front of the watering hole to watch elephants and game pass by. We saw all the game we hoped to see while at the park (plenty of lions!) and the serene nature of the surroundings make this a top destination that should be on your itnerary. We could not have asked for anything more out of this stay and encourage everyone to visit here if you can. All the best to the team and we hope to see you again in our travels some day. -Jimmy/Sarah
Amazing first time in Zimbabwe
Somalisa was all around 10/10. Excellent staff, accommodations, and game viewing. Ronald, our host, was fantastic. Super friendly, interesting to talk to, and extremely helpful/on top of everything. Everyone else on the team was amazing and they all seemed really happy to be there. Our guide, Calvet, was excellent. His 30 years of guiding experience was apparent and we had some great signings. Highlights were tracking lions on foot and the elephant hide and platform. If you like elephants, this is the place for you. The viewing opportunities allowed us to really observe their behavior and social interactions, which you don't get as much from a regular game drive. The tent was lovely and well-appointed. Safari style but with modern touches that made it feel authentic, cozy, and luxurious. The tea/coffee pass through and bottle of hot water in the room every night for evening herbal tea was a huge plus! The bed was huge and extremely comfortable - the best of our trip! Closet area was spacious and there were plenty of convenient outlets. The stove in the room was also a nice touch on those cold nights. The bathroom was nice and open, with a beautiful copper tub and an indoor and outdoor shower. The tent also had a spacious deck with a hammock, chairs, and a sofa. Elephants came right up to our tent! Food was excellent. Simple, quality meals with lots of variety. We loved the breakfasts by the campfire and the boma dinners. Sundowners in different locations were so nice. All of the snacks prepared for high tea, sundowners, coffee/tea breaks were delicious and rotated every day. This was a truly exceptional camp and we very fond memories from our 3 nights here. We left with a love of Zimbabwe and a lot of respect for the ABC portfolio. We can't wait to visit their other camps in the future!
Great staff and game experiences. Loved the "old africa" feel, with brick and copper. Coffee to the room in the AM was a great thing for our challenges waking up. Animals, mostly elephants, to the water hole at camp was always great. Watched the lions hunt or eating everyday. Our guide seemed to know where they would be or go before anyone. Saw great diversity of game from bat eared foxes, young leopard hunting squirrels, oryx, giraffes drinking. Highlight might have been lying down under a log as a group of 30 elephants came to drink and play. So close I got splashed at one point but felt very safe. Emotional experience. Go to Zimbabwe before more people find out how great it is. African Bush Camps makes it a truly authentic experience with the same luxury you see at Wilderness or Great Plains.
The amenities and staff were wonderful. All the meals that were served were 10 out of 10 delicious. The safaris were action packed and full of amazing learning. The wildlife is very special, especially how elephants come up right to camp. All the drinks were delcious and the views were wonderful. Michael and Calvet are amazing guides.
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