OVERNIGHT RATE PEAK SEASON $US820PP (ABT $1080) TWIN SHARE (JULY TO OCTOBER)
Tucked away on an Acacia island on the edge of an ancient floodplain, Somalisa Camp is a luxurious oasis in the heart of Hwange National Park. Its seven recently rebuilt Sail Tents each have flush toilet, indoor/outdoor shower and a copper bathtub with a view. The eco-friendly camp runs on a solar-power farm and sewerage purity system, so it recycles 80 per cent of water. Adventures include guided bush walks, morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles and game viewing from hides. Spot the Big Five, along with zebra, giraffe and the endangered roan antelope. The pièce de résistance is the pool overlooking a natural waterhole where elephants congregate to drink – so close you can almost reach out and touch them.