Overview of Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

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 resort. 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.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/01/2024 - 31/03/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) R10,845
01/04/2024 - 31/05/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) R13,790
01/06/2024 - 31/10/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) R22,890
01/11/2024 - 30/11/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) R13,790
01/12/2024 - 31/12/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) R10,845

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • 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

Animal tracking experience

Bird watching

Bird watching

Boat excursions

Boat excursions

Cultural visits

Cultural visits

Day tours

Day tours

Fishing

Fishing

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walks

Guided walks

Local village visits

Local village visits

Picnics

Picnics

Sunset cruises

Sunset cruises

General Facilities

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.

24-hour security

24-hour security

En-suite bathrooms

En-suite bathrooms

Library

Library

Restaurant

Restaurant

Dining

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.

Expert Opinion

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Ramona Cilliers

Ramona Cilliers

Africa Safari Expert

Although we had great game drives & game viewing, I think this is a perfect addition to any Zimbabwe safari itinerary to include some more diverse experiences such as boat cruises, fishing, walking & authentic Tonga village visits. What I loved most about Bumi was the relaxed no-schedule, no set mealtimes flexibility as well as the pool & spa to enjoy some downtime in between safari activities.

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Traveller Reviews

  • GM

    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 drives 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.

    Gail McMillan