The "cams" part in Bonga Cams made it pretty obvious that I was about to check out a live cam site, but what did the "bonga" mean?
The only two "bonga's" I knew were Bonga Kwenda, the folk and samba singer and songwriter from Angola, and Bonga, the town in southwestern Ethiopia. So were all the chicks on the cams from Ethiopia or was it just one cam featuring a 70-year-old singer/songwriter trying to make extra cash in his old age? Well, as it turns out, it's neither! BongaCams is a live cam site, true, but it isn't one with such a specific theme.
When I signed in there were 64 models online. I liked being able to easily see who was online and available, but what I couldn't figure out was how to easily see all the other performers. The ones that weren't online.
There is a basic search option and that did filter models online and off, but that was the best I could do. If I filtered by every hair color option I got a total of 1,975 models, so that is what I will go with as the number of performers on the site in total.
As for the ones online, there was a nice mix of looks and styles and they were mostly very cute and sexy and amateur. Clicking on a thumbnail takes you to that chick's page where her live cam is showing.
There you can see all the other people in the chat room, as well as chat publicly or send private messages to the model. I found that the babes sometimes didn't answer in the public chat room, but the private messages were the best way to get a response and discuss what she would do in private chat.
Speaking of private chat, there are multiple options for that. There is the cheapest option, group chat. For this one, once three people have requested it the model takes them into a show. Then there is private chat where others can "voyeur" (another low-priced option), but not communicate and then there is full private chat where it is just you and the model and this is the most expensive one, coming to about $4.80/minute.
Cam quality does vary, but overall I found the ones I checked out looked good and had fluid motion. You can expand the screen size, but depending on the cam quality it can emphasis any image faults.
Of course, you can see the cam quality in the free chat before you decide to pay to take them private. Although, I should mention that some chicks get naked in the free chat. I think it was because some guys in the room were tipping them, but whatever the reason, this was a nice surprise I randomly came across.
Other things I want to mention: Each performer has a profile where you can see her stats, some add pictures and you can "friend" them and send messages. Also, when you are in free chat you can always see how many tokens you have left and they diminish in real time, which is a really nice feature. You can also turn on your cam and let the performer see you enjoying her.
The design and navigation were smooth and simple and I found some girls who were very friendly and more than willing to do anything I asked of them. The full private chat is a little on the expensive side, but I liked that there were multiple other chat options and pricing, the cams looked good and I did come across more free-chat nudity here than on any other live cam site I can remember.
|Cross Sales: No|
|Total Models: 1,975||Live Models: 64||Cam2Cam: Yes|
|HD Cams: No||Free Chat: Yes||Notifications: No|
|Advanced Search: Yes||Favorites: No||Comments: No|
|Free photos/videos: Yes||Appealing Design: Yes|
|Independent Biller(s):||Epoch, SegPay|
Pros & Cons
-some cheap chat options
-session timer/credit countdown
-some free chat nudity
-expensive full private chat
-no high-def cams
- Initial review: 10/31/2012