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Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge

Bomani Tented Lodge: Information from the owner

General information

Luxury Tented Camp
No. of rooms
Check-in time
Check-out time

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Bomani Tented Lodge, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
9 Nov 2022
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Facilities at Bomani Tented Lodge

Property facilities
Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Spa
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Plunge Pool, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Activities on site
Big 5, Bird Watching, Canoeing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Viewing Hide, Game Walks, Massages, Night Drives, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Sleep Outs, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
Nearby activities
Animal Encounters, Big 5, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Massages, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours

Room types at Bomani Tented Lodge

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Sable Suite

The Sable Suite is our family suite is built among a grove of Camelthorn trees and slightly away from the rest of the lodge to give it some privacy. The family suite has splendid views across the Ngamo Plains with regular wildlife sightings as animals move in to drink from the nearby Bomani Pan.

The suite comprises of 2 large bedrooms (one with a king size bed and one with 2 ¾ beds), both with ensuite bathrooms which have luxurious baths, and delightful outdoor showers. There is also a large open plan lounge and dining room together to allow families to enjoy optional private dining.

Sleeps up to 6 pax comfortably (2 additional single beds can be placed into the lounge area)

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Saddlebill Tent

3 x Saddlebill Twin Tents: 50 sq m with views across the Ngamo Plain to Bomani Pan, raised teak deck, twin double beds, standing fan, en suite shower, toilet and basin.

2 x Saddlebill Double Tents: 48 sq m with views across the Ngamo Plain to Bomani Pan, raised teak deck, standing fan, en suite shower, toilet and basin. One of the rooms has a double bed, the other a kingsize bed.

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Spurwing Tent

2 x Spurwing Twin Suites: 62.5 sq m tent overlooking the lodge watering hole, twin double beds, overhead fans, en suite shower, toilet, basin, en suite lounge, veranda ideal for private dining, space for an extra bed for children.

1 x Spurwing Double Suite: 62.5 sq m overlooking the lodge watering hole, king-sized bed, overhead ceiling fan, en suite shower, toilet, basin, en suite lounge, veranda ideal for private dining.

1 x Spurwing Honeymoon Suite: 57.5 sq m tent overlooking the lodge watering hole, king-sized bed, en suite shower and free standing bath, twin basins, overhead fans, large tiled veranda ideal for private dining.

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Thatched Bungalow

This brick under thatch chalet is elegantly furnished and luxurious with a private en-suite bathroom, hot running water and electricity by generator. The private veranda provides an up close view of the water hole and this lodge is the closest of all the lodgings to the main lodge area.

Activities at Bomani Tented Lodge

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Elephant Express rail car

Experience our one-of-a-kind unique Elephant express rail car which is an
exceptional activity and a definite highlight of a stay at Camelthorn Lodge!

The Elephant Express was introduced in 2015; it is a unique railcar, ingeniously designed and built to offer an unforgettable activity to and between our camps in Southern Hwange National Park.The Elephant Express makes daily return trips as necessary between Ngamo Siding, near Camelthorn to Dete Railway station. It is a 2.5hr ride and a great game viewing opportunity. It is at an additional cost, please contact reservations on prices and how to use it to transfer guest in and out of camp.
• Accommodating up to 22 passengers, the railcar has a safari design with open sides, an engine at the front and back and specially trained drivers. It offers individual coach seating at teak tables and a chemical loo on-board.
• Soft drinks, beers, wine and snacks are provided and lunch is served whilst the railcar is stationary before the return trip.
• The railcar is spacious with large aisles to allow your guests to walk around within and spot wildlife.
• There is a highly experienced knowledgeable guide is on board to answer all your questions and help make the trip as enjoyable as possible.

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Game Drives

• Traditional open safari vehicles driven by licensed experienced guides

• Morning drives with tea, coffee and biscuits and afternoon drives with drinks and cooked snacks

• Land Cruisers seat up to 9 guests and Land Rovers seat up to 7 guests

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Game viewing blinds

• We have a spacious 20 ft game viewing hide at one of our waterholes ideal for

wildlife photography. There is a flush loo available.

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Game Walks

• Conducted by a fully licensed and highly experienced professional guide

• Usually undertaken in the mornings

• Ideal for photography of big game on foot

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Night Drives

• Night drives within the lodge’s private concession to view the array of wildlife, particularly nocturnal


• Usually undertaken upon return from the afternoon activity or alternatively after supper, particularly

when lion are heard calling nearby.

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Pump runs

•Imvelo Safari Lodges operate 18 pumping stations for the wildlife in this region of the National Park, the furthest of which is 55 km away. A popular activity is to take an all day trip into the Park to visit the waterholes to drop off fuel and oil for the motors as well as rations and supplies for the pump attendants

•A picnic lunch is then enjoyed near one of the waterholes followed by a leisurely game drive back to lodge in the afternoon.

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School tours and village visits

• Fifteen minutes drive from the lodge our guests have the opportunity to enjoy a real life look at

village life in rural Matabeleland. A fascinating experience of a variety of typical daily village

activities is followed by a tour of one of the nearby schools conducted by the Headmaster where

guests are given the opportunity to hear traditional songs sung by the children and enjoy a ‘class


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Walking with Rhino


(Valid until 31st December 2023)

2 hour tour, combined with another activity available to

make it a full morning/afternoon.

Nett US $180 net per person sharing (30% single

supplement, US $90 for children 12 and under)


• Tour of the sanctuary headquarters – meet some of the

Community Wildlife Protection scouts on duty that day,

and hear a short talk on the origins of the Cobras unit

and how they protect the rhino, as well as the future

plans for our ground-breaking Community Rhino

Conservation Initiative

• Walking tour to view and spend time with the rhino and

our Cobra Rangers guarding them 24/7 – lots of photo

opportunities and quality time to watch and enjoy our

white rhino in their new home on the Ngamo

plains (how close one will be able to get to the rhino is

subject to conditions on the ground)

Please note:

• Single travellers unable to join a group pay a 30%


• Rates are quoted in USD, inclusive of 2% tourism levy

• Subject to availability and terms and conditions apply

• The rhino experience is non-commissionable

• For bookings that are already confirmed and invoiced for,

guests can book and pay in camp

• Please ensure guests bring USD cash if they wish to pay in

camp for this activity

• This activity can be added upfront in the booking process to the invoice.

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