Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

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With its elevated position above Lake Kariba and a rim flow swimming pool that looks to be flowing into the eternal blue waters, guests would be forgiven for mistaking Bumi Hills Safari Lodge for a beach restor. Nestled in the remote hills, this luxurious lodge offers sensational views of both Africa's largest man-made lake and the Zambezi River Escarpment.

Having Kariba right on your doorstep means spending days exploring the lake on private boat cruises and trying your hand at tiger fishing. There's also the option of going on scenic walking safaris around the lake, or venturing further into the surrounding forests to discover fossilised dinosaur footprints. Alternatively, interact with the local community and learn about their history and traditions. While Kariba’s shoreline has a rich diversity of bird species, its floodplain provides for even more game-viewing opportunities. The area is part of an unfenced private concession that is home to a range of wildlife.

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is a tranquil stop-over between safaris in iconic destinations like Mana Pools, Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls, and even Zambia’s Kafue and Lower Zambezi National Park.


  • Fantastic hilltop location with sensational views of Lake Kariba
  • Classic game-viewing region
  • Amazing bird-watching opportunities around the shoreline
  • Close to the legendary Matusadona National Park
  • Sunset boat cruises on the lake
  • Infinity-edge swimming pool and spa with views


  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
  • Picnics
  • Sunset cruises
Unwind and reconnect with yourself at this tranquil and peaceful piece of paradise on Lake Kariba. Try your hand at Tiger Fishing or just enjoy the most gorgeous sunsets while sipping sundowners on the lake.
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Bumi Hills’s blockbuster is its gorgeous infinity pool, blending limitlessly into the horizon and surrounded by intimate wine and dining terraces. Gaze out over paradise and marvel at the brilliant pink-to-red-to-golden sunsets that Lake Kariba is famous for.

Indulge in a soothing treatment at the lodge’s spa while savouring the fantastic views over the lake. Your children will be well taken care of at the Ngwana Club, where trained supervisors will help them pass their days with fun craft and cooking activities, as well as excursions to local schools and villages. 'Ngwana' translates as 'explorer' in the Tswana language of Southern Africa and the little explorers will also be able to learn the basics of conservation and explorer waterways and nature trails.


Delicious international and local cuisine can be enjoyed in the lodge's fine dining room or on the outside terraces overlooking Lake Kariba.

Dinners for special occasions are easily arranged on an outside terrace or on the sandy shore of the lake itself.

General facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Library
  • Restaurant


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Dates Board Price
2022-06-01 — 2022-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $1,150
2022-11-01 — 2022-11-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $715
2022-12-01 — 2022-12-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $570
2023-01-01 — 2023-03-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $555
2023-04-01 — 2023-05-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $715
2023-06-01 — 2023-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $1,185
2023-11-01 — 2023-11-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $715
2023-12-01 — 2023-12-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $555

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Gail McMillan

Bumi was even better. The lodge is in a wonderful position and every single one of the staff members we encountered were extremely friendly, skilled, enthusiastic, obliging and professional. Madison, the game ranger who took us fishing and on game dr ives and boat cruises was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and accommodating and warm. He is an absolute Gem who played an important role in making our visit to Bumi so enjoyable. The pilot, Ronald, who flew us to and from Vic Falls and Bumi was also extremely friendly as well as skilled and professional. Everyone we encountered in Zim spoke impeccable English and Gordon was bowled over by how friendly the Zimbabwean people are.
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