Bomani Tented Lodge

Situated in the Ngamo forest Area, within our 5000 acre private reserve, Bomani Tented Lodge is a mere 5 minute drive from our own private gate into Hwange National Park. Our main lodge overlooks Bomani Pan and comprises of an open dining room, bar area and lounge, built on a spectacular viewing platform. You can enjoy your breakfast whilst watching zebra and wildebeest quietly graze, or sip a sun downer as giraffe and elephant soak up the day’s final rays. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will take you on walks or drives in the park where you will see a plethora of different wildlife in a truly wild and remote region of the park.  Whether you’re after the perfect honeymoon destination, or an adventure safari away from the crowds, you need look no further. Choose from tents raised on teak platforms overlooking the vlei or ground level tents in front of the lodge waterhole.
Big news - white rhinos return to Hwange Zimbabwe. The Imvelo Ngamo Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect example of community-based conservation; local villages have given up prime grazing land for rhino conservation and re-introduction. This kind of conservation support from the community is unprecedented! Community development and conservation do not often go hand-in-hand, but if they can successfully be aligned, it will create a meaningful and sustainable method of ensuring wildlife conservation.

Saddlebill Tent (5 rooms)
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.

Spurwing Tent (4 rooms)
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. 

Sable Suite (1 room)
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).

Thatched Bungalow (1 room)
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.

Game Drives
Traditional open safari vehicles driven by licensed experienced guides.  Morning game 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 Walks
Conducted by a fully licensed and highly experienced professional guide.  Usually undertaken in the mornings.  Ideal for photography of big game on foot.

Underground Blind
For hard core photographers we have game viewing blinds at some of our waterholes, ideal for wildlife photography.

Night Drives
Night drives within the lodge estate to view the array of wildlife particularly nocturnal creatures is very popular.  Usually undertaken upon return from the afternoon activity or alternatively after supper, particularly when lion are heard calling nearby.

Pump Runs
Imvelo Safari Lodges operates 8 waterholes for the wildlife within this area of the park, the furthest of which is 55 km into the Park.  A popular activity is to take an all day trip into the park to visit the waterholes and drop fuel and oil for the motors, and rations and supplies for the pump attendants. 

A picnic lunch is then enjoyed near one of the waterholes before taking an afternoon game drive back to the lodge.

School Tours and Village Visits
Within the neighboring villages of Tsholothso 15 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’.

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.

Pop Up Spa
Imvelo’s ethos is to enrich the lives of those who live around us as well as our guests. As such, we have a strong link with communities around the lodges and our spa treatments fall in line with our proud tradition of empowering the community through providing jobs in tourism as our beauty therapists have been hand-picked from the surrounding community area.

Our therapists were then trained locally to provide you authentic Zimbabwean treatments in the most spectacular settings! We encourage you to enjoy one of these treatments during your stay with us, as you will not only experience some true pampering in the African bush, but you will also be further giving back to our local community.

Spa treatments are available at your private villa on the maisonette level, overlooking the unspoilt acacia woodlands or a destination treatment can be arranged in the Camelthorn concession, close to the lodge, enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.
(Destinations available will vary, depending on seasonality, amount of guests in camp and time of day the treatment is requested.  Please discuss this with management the day before the treatment is requested and they will do their best to ensure something special is arranged.)

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Hidden Hwange Haven
Green Season Special
Stay 3 nights / Pay 2
Stay 6 nights / Pay 4
Plus Single Supplement fee waived and Kids 16 and under stay free
* Valid Jan-Apr & Nov-Dec 2024/25.  During High Season kids pay 30%. (May-Oct)