Bomani Tented Lodge: Information from the owner
- 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
- 12 Jan 2023
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
• 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
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.
• Conducted by a fully licensed and highly experienced professional guide
• Usually undertaken in the mornings
• Ideal for photography of big game on foot
• 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.
•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.
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
Walking with Rhino
RATES AND EXPERIENCE
(Valid until 31st December 2023)
For any new bookings at Bomani or Camelthorn made
from 1 December 2022 onwards, a non-commissionable
Rhino Conservation and Community Levy of $100 per
person will be added to the invoice.
• Visit the sanctuary headquarters and home of the
Cobras – hear a short talk on the CRCI project, rhino
security, and future plans.
• Walking tour to join the rhino and the Cobras guarding
them – lots of photo opportunities and time to
appreciate Thuza and Kusasa in their new home. (How
close visitors will be able to get to the rhino is subject
to conditions on the ground.)
Rates are quoted in USD, inclusive of 2% Tourism Levy.
Subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.
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