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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Having been only in drier months it was a remarkable delight to see the impact a little rain had been n surroundings. No elephant or buffalo like one sees in drier months but birds and calving animals were flourishing. The camp is well maintained and staff thoughtful about all that guests do. The Tram in and out is a delight...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We caught the elephant express from Dete town - what a fun ride! Stunning views of the plains from the tents, but in the rainy season be aware that the frogs will serenade you all night. Guides were superb, took us on game drives with sensational and up close animal sightings but we always felt safe. Their knowledge of the...

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Hayley F, Marketing Manager at Bomani Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Just_lion_around, Thank you so much for choosing Bomani for your safari destination! We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful stay and thank you for the 5 star rating! We will pass on your lovely comments to the team at camp who will be so happy to read that you enjoyed their food, hospitality and guiding. We hope...

Hoedspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Imvelo Safaris have two camps on the spectacular Ngamo Plains in Hwange National Park. Last November I was invited to experience the birding and other wildlife opportunities at both Camelthorn Lodge and Bomani Tented Lodge but unfortunately time was limited so could only pay a quick visit to Bomani.. The Ngamo Plains are renowned for the spectacular birding opportunities during...

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Hayley F, Marketing Manager at Bomani Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Derek, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Bomani! We agree it is a little piece of paradise on the Ngamo Plains and we are thrilled to hear you loved the environs, the people, the activities and that you got some great bird sightings! It is because of wonderful guests like yourself that help spread the...

Hermanus
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Bomani Lodge is situated on the edge of Hwange NP in it's own concession. We stayed in the Spurwing Tents which we very comfortable and spacious. Good hot water and all facilities in the bathroom. We had 2 x double beds with mosquito nets, settee and table. Close to the waterhole. Food was very good although Brunch only alternated between...

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Hayley F, Marketing Manager at Bomani Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MikeGrahamHermanus Thanks so much for your feedback - it sounds like you had a wonderful safari with excellent animal sightings, particularly the birds! We are glad to hear you enjoyed travelling on our Elephant Express rail car - its a really fun way of transferring between camps and also allows for some great game viewing! Thanks once again for...

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I visited in November as part of a Saga tour. We arrived by the Elephant Express (that was an interesting experience). I can't praise Bomani enough. The camp is set next to a waterhole...can you imagine sitting round the campfire while a herd of elephants are drinking close by as the sun goes down? Paradise. The tents are fully equipped...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We loved everything about Bomani, the location, the wonderful staff in the lodge, our fun guides Vusa and Aubz, and of course the wildlife. This wasn't just about seeing animals and birds, it was a total experience from arriving on the Elephant Express to the toast cooked on the campfire for breakfast, a surprise evening dinner set up in the...

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Hayley F, Marketing Manager at Bomani Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear rc_barnes7, Thank you for the 5 star review - we are thrilled to hear you had excellent game viewing and enjoyed every part of your safari experience! Hwange and the Ngamo Plains where Bomani is located is renowned for being a wildlife paradise! I will pass on your wonderful comments to Vusa and Aubrey who will be most appreciative...

Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband and I stayed at Bomani Tented Lodge for 3 nights, as part of a group of 10 people from Switzerland. Our stay started, by being picked up in the Elephant Express, which was such a surprise and made the journey really special. We were then met with a big smile from Ndaba who we found out would be...

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Hayley F, Marketing Manager at Bomani Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LynnMS_66, Thank you for the most fabulous review! This made my day reading such a heartfelt review of our very special Bomani camp! I will pass on all your wonderful comments to the staff at camp, especially Ndaba and Aubrey, who will be ecstatic to read your review as they love nothing more than ensuring guests have the perfect...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Bomani had everything we could want. Accommodation was tranquil, yet exciting. Staff and food superlative. The experiences around the game park were stunning and absolutely extraordinary. Cheetahs, Elephants, Zebra, Lions, Giraffe, Hippos, unique birds etc etc etc. We would recommend the Elephant Express for something unique.

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Hayley P, Marketing Director at Bomani Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Stephen B, Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review! We appreciate all your praise on the food, the staff, the setting and i'm thrilled you had such a great wildlife experience too! Thank you for choosing Bomani and we hope to welcome you back one day again! All the very best from the whole Imvelo team!

Gold Coast, Queensland
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I visited Bomani for three nights with friends, occupying two Lodges. I was given the masonary walled lodge, about 12 metres long and 5 metres wide. A sliding door opened onto a patio about 2.5 metres wide, and full length. The roof was traditional grass thatched and about 6-7 metres high at its highest point. It was an open plan,...

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Hayley P, Marketing Director at Bomani Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Squashtragic, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and wonderful review! It made my day reading it and you illustrated the setting and camp life so well. What a fantastic description to say this is close to heaven - it really is a magical place in a beautiful setting! Thank you for the 5 stars...

Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Tranquil apart from when the herds of Cape Buffalo and elephant congregate around the water hole at night. Then, as you sit there talking with fellow guests, sipping a refreshing drink the noises from the water hold reach a crescendo and you see by torch light the mayhem going on. Out tented accommodation was as far from the Lodge as...

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Hayley P, Marketing Director at Bomani Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JamesB, Thank you for taking the time to review Bomani and especially for the 5 stars! We are so glad to read you had an excellent experience with particular highlights being the guiding, the food and tranquility of the camp. Being on the famed Ngamo plains it does make for a beautiful setting! How wonderful you saw the rare...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bomani Tented Lodge situated in the remote south east corner of Hwange National Park at Ngamo comprises:6 Hornbill luxury tents built on raised teak decks with en suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water showers and flush toilets. 4 Spurwing Luxury Tent Suites at ground level larger and again with en suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flush toilets1 Royal Suite which is a thatched brick cottage with all amenities incl overhead fans and bar fridges.The main lodge comprising bar lounge and dining room overlooks waterhole frequented by all the big game prevalent in the area.Game activities in the area include drives, walks and night drives conducted by fully licensed professional guides. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bomani Tented Lodge

Address: Ngamo Village, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange National Park
Hotel Class:3 star — Bomani Tented Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Spurwing Rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles MikeGrahamHermanus, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The best tents are overlooking the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles chrispJ1721EB, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All suites have a view to the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles squashtragic, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the tent furthest from the Lodge”
  • cape Buffalo, about 200 of them, trundle past our tent in the morning
  • Our tent was furthest from the Lodge
 of 5 bubbles jamesbR6768GM, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Hornbill tents are comfortable and perfect for a stay at Bomani.”
 of 5 bubbles TimH73, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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