Bomani Tented Lodge

Bomani Tented Lodge: Information from the owner

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Type Luxury Tented Camp
No. of rooms 11
Last updated 10-Dec-2019

Main description of Bomani Tented Lodge

Bomani Tented Lodge: Facilities

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
Room facilities Balcony / Deck, 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 (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Viewing Hide, Game Walks, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided)
Activities nearby (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Massages, Safaris, Walks (Guided)

Room types at Bomani Tented Lodge

Sable Suite

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)

Saddlebill Tent

Saddlebill Tent

The 5 Saddlebill Tents roost upon spacious Zambezi teak platforms, which at five foot above ground level, offer stunning views across the open grasslands. Each tent has electricity by generator, hot water and en suite bathroom

Spurwing Tent

Spurwing Tent

These 4 spacious and well-appointed tents are constructed at ground level and feature electricity by generator, hot water and en suite bathroom. Each have their own private veranda overlooking the water hole.

Thatched Bungalow

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

Daily Horse Rides

Daily Horse Rides

The open grasslands and forest groves of the Ngamo Plains around Camelthorn and Bomani Lodges are among the most scenic areas of Hwange, as well as being home to a variety of wildlife, big and small. The landscape changes dramatically between the cooler dry winters and warm humid summers.

This special scenery is ideal for horse-riding and several activity options have been designed for riders of different experience levels. We have a weight restriction of 90kgs and do not allow children under 16 years of age (children 7 years and above are permitted on the Beginner Bush Experience).

All rides are led by our experienced, qualified guides and trackers. The pace is determined by safety and terrain and is mostly fast walking and trotting. Where possible in open areas we will canter and gallop. We look at our riders’ experience and tailor the pace accordingly.

Typically between 2 and 4 guests can join an activity; breaks with refreshments are carefully planned to rest both horse and rider. We offer 1 ride for beginners and 4 rides for intermediate to advanced riders:-

Beginner Bush experience: 1 hour excursion for beginners and novice riders (Children 7 years and above allowed) - RACK $70 per person

Hippo Sunrise: 3 hour excursion for experienced riders - RACK $105 per person

Cultural immersion ride: 5 ½ hour excursion for intermediate riders to a local village to meet the people and experience their daily life - RACK $135 per person

Sundowner ride: 2 hour excursion for intermediate riders - RACK $95 per person

Full day safari ride: 8 hour excursion for experienced riders - RACK $160 per person.

Game Drives

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

Game viewing blinds

Game viewing blinds

• For the hard core photographers we have game viewing blinds at some of our waterholes ideal for

wildlife photography.

Game Walks

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

Night Drives

Night Drives

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

creatures.

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

when lion are heard calling nearby.

Pump runs

Pump runs

• Imvelo Safari Lodges operate 8 waterholes 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

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

interaction’.

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