Bomani Tented Lodge

Reviews of Bomani Tented Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 7 of our travellers who have visited Bomani Tented Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Bod from London
Arrived on: 17-May-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Bomani Tented Lodge review

Great location and facilities. Great ambience and friendly staff. Very good and accommodating guide
Could provide more comfortable seating on the porch
An update on their website to follow up on the animals we saw, esp the injured lion and the mating hippos

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Ms A from Pennsylvania
Arrived on: 24-Apr-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Loved Bomani

Bomani was a really nice lodge. Staff were all very professional and pleasant. Everyone I met
was very nice and I had a good time with the other travelers. The lodge was very clean and I had a lot of
privacy in my tent which was nice. My favorite part was the deck. The views were beautiful. It was a
very relaxing atmosphere. The drives were good and the guides were knowledgeable and did their best to find the game.

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Mr & Mrs W from Scotland
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Bomani Review

Bomani is a comfortable tented Lodge although perhaps for us not at quite the same sort of level as our previous experience at Nehimba, but it is nonetheless a very good lower cost option. Staff are friendly, accommodation comfortable and food plentiful. It is worth mentioning that we understand staff employed here are nearly all from the local area which we feel must be a great help to the local communities.

The simple breakfast taken around the campfire was a nice touch. In the evening everyone in camp dined at the same time around one large table, which works well at smaller camps, however here, we would have preferred dining to be in smaller groups as at our previous camp. We would just mention that on an odd occasion the choice of meals was a little strange for us. For example on the day of leaving we were to have 'breakfast' at 10:00 but this turned out to be a lunch of Chicken casserole pie, vegetables etc and while very nice it was perhaps a little early in the day for us to eat this sort of meal, even on safari. Personally a brunch more geared towards the bacon and egg type would be our choice but that is perhaps personal preference.

The main lodge part has comfortable seating areas with a small plunge pool to the side overlooking the waterhole.

Our guide Phets was very good and very persistent in trying to track down good wildlife sightings, particularly lion which we found on a kill. Also he arranged a bush walk for us with Sibs the Head Guide which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Overall we had an excellent stay and even when some cheeky baboon (or monkey) managed to get into our room staff quickly sorted out the mess made. All part of the safari experience!



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Mr & Mrs B from Witney
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 6 nights
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Great time at Bomani

It was interesting to stay in two camps run by the same company. Both were excellent and yet so different! All the staff were great, and it was good to meet up with some of our ‘Jozi’ staff at Bomani once again.

Eric was an excellent guide and it was good to have the same guide for our 6 night stay. He put a lot of effort to include our interests into the activities. As amateur photographers, Eric’s ability (where possible) to position the vehicle to get the best of the light on the wildlife was a great help to us.

It was nice to be able to spend a longer time out game viewing on the days that we had lunch in the bush. Time was spent in the ‘container’ hide during the day at Bomani which gave us a different experience to that which we’d had in Jozi.

The bush walk with Paul de Montille was a great experience especially when it turned into tracking one of his radio-collared leopards. And to follow this up, we much appreciated the time Paul and Stéphanie took to show us their work with animal rescue. And to see the plots of the leopard radio tracking, and how frequently they visited Bomani camp!

And finally, the Elephant express was a great way to end our stay with Imvelo camps!

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Ms M from isleworth
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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At home with the wild

This was a fab place to kick start my safari holiday. Des and Warren made you feel so welcome and ensured that you had the most relaxed and enjoyable stay. All the staff were amazing and nothing was a bother to them. The guides were also so knowledgeable and made sure that you got ample time watching the wildlife. Having had holiday off to a bumpy start it was more than made up for in my short stay here and sad that i didn't get to spend more time. Breakfast round the camp fire was awesome and really set the day. The rooms were clean and very comfortable with everything you needed and more and to be able to hear the wild at night was breathtaking - as were the views. I cannot rate this highly enough for both the warm, hospitable and homely feel to the camp as well as the experience of the game drives, to see a lion in the first 15 minutes was truly my dream. We were all made to feel part of a large family

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Mrs M from Luxembourg
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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My dream of Africa

After a very entertaining game viewing ride on the Elephant Express, with a nice lunch before start and many animals (even lion) on the way, I arrived at Bomani and knew at once that this would be the place for me. The surrounding landscape is beautiful and peaceful, the main area and the tents inviting and homely. I had a spacious, beautifully furnished suite with a separate, well equipped bathroom, and a terrace with comfy armchairs overlooking the waterhole.

The food was great, from breakfast to lunch, from afternoon tea to to tasty snacks for sundowners and the delicious dinners. Lovemore and Big Boy, always smiling and fun, made sure our glasses were never empty.

There is an abundance of plains game. The first game drive across the Ngamo Plans in the early morning sun was awesome. So many animals, one didn't know where to look first. The aftgernoon drive was equally rewarding. Harris was an exceptional guide, a personality with a long experience, extremely knowledgeable, and with a feeling for his guests`wishes and needs. I'd wished him to be my guide during my entire visit.

I missed the predators which were around and other guests saw, but that didn`t matter at all. The overall experience at Bomani with so many elephants, wildebeests, elands, sables, zebras, giraffes, warthos, jackals and so on and on, made this place so exceptional for me.

The last morning, on the transfer through a beautiful forest, a breeding herd of buffalo appeared out of the mist and surrounded the vehicle. That was the Africa I return for again and again.

Many thanks to the whole team of Bomani, especially to Harris and Thor, the young learner guide, for another great safari time.

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Mrs G from Amersham
Arrived on: 4-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Magnificent stay

The whole safari experience was mind blowingly awesome and Bomani made it happen. The accomodation was immaculate and spacious and hard to believe we were in the middle of the African bush with all the home comforts.

The food was immaginative, delicious and plentiful. The safari guiding was brilliant, with plenty of wildlife to see. The ride on the elephant express train to welcome us was unique and much better than travelling by road. Each day was a new surprise and it did not disappoint.

Our evening meal in the bush to celebrate our daughters Birthday, together with the night drive, was one none of us will forget.

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