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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My wife and i just returned from a three lodge safari trip thru Imvelo. Our second safari lodge was Bomani. Starting with the comfortable and animal packed train trip to Bomani on the Elephant Express the visit was simply perfect! Harris and Brendon are amazing guides and seem to have an endless amount of knowledge and the animals, birds and... More 

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

Dear Tim H, Thank you for such a special review - it bought a huge smile to our faces, especially on hearing you would like to visit again next year! We will pass your lovely feedback on to the team at camp. See you next year! All the very best from the whole Imvelo team. More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Love this place and it's staff! The accommodations are excellent with a spacious area inside the tent-doesn't even feel like a tent--with tile floors, plenty of hot water, solar lights, porch and chairs to relax on, and a sitting area inside--very, very nice! And when it is cold outside your bed is warmed up with a hot water bottle! The... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review! It was so heartwarming reading your comments and its so wonderful to welcome you back for your second visit! We are so thrilled you love our camp, the ambience, the activities and of course Vusa! Vusa is indeed an amazing guide, with so much passion for the area and the wildlife! We... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our 4 nights at Bomani Camp. Lying in our bed at night listening to the herd of buffalo, which had surrounded our tent, munching and grunting, was a thrill! The welcoming campfire at the end or each game drive was a delight. Don't pass up a trip to the nearby village. The people are amazing. Imvelo deserves... More 

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so happy you had a special time with us and we will pass your kind comments on to Desnee and Ndaba! Warm regards, The Imvelo Team More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This was the beginning of a two-week safari in Africa - the very first for our family of six adults, re-uniting from various parts of the US. We had a fabulous time! We weren't prepared for how long it took to get here: entering South Africa in Johannesburg, flying 1h into Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe, driving almost 5h (with... More 

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

Dear Chac45, Thank you so much for choosing Bomani for your family reunion, that is so special to read and I'm thrilled that Bomani surpassed your expectations! I will pass on your lovely comments to the team at camp who will be so happy to read that you enjoyed their hospitality and guiding. We hope you enjoyed the rest of... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is the motto you see at Imvelo Safaris, and it is never truer than at Bomani Tented Camp. You really do feel you are out in the bush in the middle of nowhere, and yet the tents are luxurious and spacious (we were a family of 5 and there was plenty of room). We also arrived by the unique... More 

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

Dear ZoyaTaylor, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and wonderful review of our very special Bomani Lodge. You have captured the very heart and soul of Bomani in your words - so thank you and especially for the 5 stars too! I will pass on all your fantastic comments to the team at camp who... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016

A lovely place with friendly staff and in a great location. We enjoyed being escorted to and from our tent by an armed guide after dark because the camp is unfenced. Also liked our departure - by Elephant Express- which was a surprise...won't spoil it for others.

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

Dear Lindsey C, We too wish you had stayed more than one night so we could share more of Hwange with you! Thank you for the wonderful 5 stars and we are so glad you enjoyed the unique Elephants express rail car transfer! Please do come back and stay longer with us next time! All the very best from the... More 

Brunswick, Maine
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330 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Bomani "tented" lodge. The tents are beautiful and the beds are really comfortable. The food at the lodge is excellent. We had a bush dinner which was fantastic. The game viewing in the area was great. Vusa was our guide and he went out of his way to be sure we had... More 

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

Dear chasetravelers, We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your safari experience at Bomani! It really is in the heart of the bush on the beautiful Ngamo plains, one of the best areas for game viewing all year round! The elephant express is a fantastic way to transfer and game view at the same time, so i am glad... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I traveled to Bomani from Dete via the Elephant Express and along the way saw elephants, giraffe, zebra, baboon, kudo, impala, steenbok, and more. With each siting the conductor would stop the train so that we could take pictures. Prior to departure we had a delicious lunch complete with a glass of wine and plenty of cold beverages along the... More 

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

Dear Maria M, Thank you for taking the time to rate us – we value your feedback and your 5 star rating! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us - the team at camp will be delighted to hear this! We are glad you enjoyed your journey on the Elephant Express rail... More 

Elmton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We love tented camps and Bomani lived up to expectations. Nothing better than lying tucked up with your hot water bottle listening to Elephants, antelope or hippo going about their nightly business. Sitting around the fire each night sharing excited recollections of the day's adventures with other visitors. The elephant lookout was brilliant, what a wonderful memorial to have ,... More 

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

Dear Fizzyphysio Thank you for taking the time to rate us – we value your feedback! We are so happy to hear that our special tented camp lived up to your expectations! It is a real gem tucked away in the remote Zimbabwean wilderness and truly allows our guests to feel that they are all alone in the middle of... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We stayed 3 nights at Bomani Tented Lodge and could only describe our experience there as amazing and surreal.We found the staff to be more than accommodating making for a very pleasant and enjoyable stay. Our guides Aubrey & Eric were extremely knowledgeable and informative on our safari drives which were always a lot of fun.We have come away with... More 

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

Dear TheKing63, We are so happy to hear you had a memorable stay with us at Bomani and thank you for your lovely 5 star review! We will pass your kind words on to the team at camp, especially Aubrey and Eric; they will be so glad to know that they helped create a special safari experience for you. Warm... More 

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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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“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
“The tents with the tile floors and attached bathroom tent is excellent.”
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 of 5 bubbles E7406TFchrisl, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles TheKing63, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
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