Sitting atop a hill commanding magnificent Lake Kariba vistas, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is the ultimate "rest and relaxation" retreat. With its African-safari air of indulgence, Bumi's new levels of superior comfort include 20 lake-facing rooms, a stunning infinity pool, a lake-facing spa, an al-fresco dining deck, an air-conditioned conference room for 40 and a state-of-the-art executive boardroom.
The Bumi area is a thrilling location for scenic and wildlife photography. The lodge stretches out towards the lake, where elephant and buffalo graze on the shoreline below with zebra, waterbuck and impala. In Matusadona National Park nearby, one might spot black rhino, shy leopard or lion on the prowl as well as hundreds of species of birds.
Activities on offer include game-viewing, sunset cruises, sailing and the chance to challenge the lake's fierce fighting tigerfish. The lodge has a spa offering hot stone massages, a sauna, a private plunge pool and health bar - all with strolling elephants and soaring fish eagles in your view! Cultural encounters can be arranged in and neighbouring villages for insight into the rich, ancient culture of the Tonga people.
The lodge is accessible via air charter into the Bumi Hills airstrip or by Bumi's 18-seater transfer boat from Kariba (journey approx 1.5 hours).
Linked news stories on WildZambezi.com:
Elephant rescue at Bumi Hills - July 2013
Bumi Hills - a triumphant come-back - Dec 2009