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An experienced guide who loves what he does made all the difference
We had a great experience here with the friendly staff, the great food and awesome game drives. Everything is done out of doors so Covid felt like a memory. They have their own well with wonderful water so we drank and ate (salads again). They had blankets on the truck for chilly early morning or early evening game drives. They just thought of everything. Very few people traveling in Africa still so if they are open, it’s a great time to get really individual attention. Well done Bomani and Eric !
Our group of 18 loved Bomani camp, from our beautiful en-suite tents, to the wonderful food and amazing game drives. Our guides Sibs, Vusa, and Eric were amazing with their knowledge and tracking ability. One of the high lights was the Elephant Train from Victoria Falls. We saw a lot of animals from that train. I highly recommend this camp,
Best Vacation ever!-I highly recommend it!
Imvelo Bomani Tented Lodge has everything you would not expect in a tented camp! We arrived by a small Cessna plane and and the camp is 30 seconds from the airstrip. The tents are very nice and roomy with a large bathroom. The beds were super comfortable! Each bed had its own fan directly above it (we were in tent #4) and had a mosquito net, although thwere were no mosquitos this time of the year :) Our deck was fantastic to sit outside for coffee or wine to watch the animals or just enjoy the peacefulness. Our laundry was done every day! There were a lot of animals to see on the private concession and at Hwange National Park adjacent to the property. We actually saw an entire kill by the lions! But the best part aside from the wildlife? The service! I never expected to be waited on hand and foot. They set up beautiful tables at dinner for us on the lodge's deck so you can soak in the view of the pond and the animals who came to drink from it. You would think you're at a five star restaurant! The staff there were all professional and polite, and were there when you needed another drink before you had to ask. Most of the staff were from the local village of Ngamo, which we visited one day. The continental breakfast buffet was set up by the fire pit every morning, and in the evening it was peaceful to sit by the fire pit. They fed us throughout the day. I've never been to a place that had great food and lots of it all the time! The chef, Bello, created absolutely delicious meals every day. Now, one of the best parts of the visit was our guide Aubz. He was incredibly knowledgeable and funny! He knew everything about every animal, could identify anything, including birds, from afar, and knew what footprints belonged to what animal. We were also treated to a "Sundowner" in which he took us out to a different location every night to watch the sunset, and he packed hors d’oeuvres and wine for us to enjoy. We even had a nice lunch at the elephant hide and pan, with a table, and two of the staff came to serve us. Imvelo safari lodges are big on conservation and supports the local village. They plan to introduce Rhinos in their new sanctuary, Ngamo, by the end of the year, as all the Rhinos have been poached in that area. So sad.. We were only there 3 nights, and I wish we had a couple more-next time! We were actually the only two there for a couple days because of the Covid slowdown. Please support this camp as you won't regret it. All of the staff, Demi, Megs, Lovemore, Zoomby, Bello and the others gave us an experience we will never forget. Of course, Aubz, our guide, I will miss the most! I will return!
Where do we start? WOW! From the minute we stepped onto the Elephant Express, we were blown away by the incredible people and expansive views. Before we even arrived at camp, we saw elephants, giraffes, a lioness and her cubs and zebras! Upon arriving at Bomani lodge, we were greeted by the amazing staff and toured the property. The view was breathtaking as we were able to watch elephants and other animals rehydrate at the pond we overlooked from the lodge. Our accommodations were fantastic and the food was incredible. Each day we experienced 2-3 jaw dropping safari's under the direction of our fabulous guide Vusa. His knowledge and expertise made our treks so much fun. We got to experience lunch with the elephants and some incredible sundowners! In addition to the safari's, Vusa took us to his village where we toured a school and met with his very own parents as they shared about their lives and customs. They welcomed us with open arms and were so happy and thankful to host us in their home. We looked forward to the nightly campfires where we relaxed with our hosts, laughed until our bellies hurt and talked smart. Every staff member ensured we were having the best time and that is exactly what we had! Special shout out to Vusa, Big Boy, Soloman, Zenz, Demi and Meg!
Take me back to Bomani, please!
I am not surprised to see so many great reviews here. I spent 4 nights at Bomani and I really wish I had at least one or two more. It was that great. What really stood out to me was the staff. Their warmth and joy to make our stay incredible was apparent at every move. When they waved us off at the airstrip, I nearly cried. Seriously. They are the best. The food was delicious, the decor, the large room and bathroom, everything was spot on. Then the location. So beautiful I almost just wanted to spend the day there relaxing and taking in the views. Hard to pass up game drives but if I had the extra fifth or 6th night I might have. And of course, the wildlife viewing (and tracking!) was incredible and our awesome guide Ndaba shared his passion with us and even tracked down a lioness with her cubs! It was incredible to watch him track the prints and narrow down the location to a small pizza slice and then boom! There they were. And because of low tourism (covid) at the moment, we had the entire viewing to ourselves! It was unreal! On that note, everything felt clean, sanitized and safe the entire time! Thank you so much to Ndaba, Sebo, Sima, MX, Demi, Meagan and the rest of the staff! I would definitely recommend Bomani tented camp to anyone and look forward to going back myself!
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