Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and Spa

Lake Kariba, Matusadona

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).

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge runs an Anti-Poaching Unit (BHAPU) which as established in July 2009.  This works closely with Nyami-Nyami Rural District Council Wildlife Section and The National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority to protect and conserve all forms of fauna and flora in the Bumi Hills Wildlife Area and beyond.  Visit their Facebook page at this link:  BHAPU

Linked news stories on WildZambezi.com:

Elephant rescue at Bumi Hills - July 2013

Bumi Hills - a triumphant come-backDec 2009

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Sally Wynn-Pitman, Zimbabwe 21 November 2014
A stay at Bumi Hills is unforgettable, mainly because of the incredible WOW factor of its hill-top location and beautiful infinity pool with a panoramic view out over the vast inland-sea of Lake Kariba. Enough to take the breath away on first entering the lodge! Try and get one of the front rooms with a verandah deck perched precariously over the cliff and looking straight down into the view. This is really more of a boutique hotel rather than a safari lodge, but its location in a wildlife area allows you a feel of being in the bush. It's the most romantic wedding and honeymoon venue I can think of - luxury with a taste of the wild.
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Telephone +263 4 307082/4 (working hours)
Mobile (After hours) +263 772 135664 or +263 772 135665
Skype reservations.bumi
Price Top-end
Full Catering


Easter Extravaganza - for the whole of APRIL
Pay for three nights and get the fourth night absolutely FREE! Package costs (for 3-4 nights) ADULTS - US$850 CHILDREN under 12 - US$450 INFANTS - Free. Package includes:- - Return boat transfers Kariba-the Lodge; - 4 x nights accommodation in a Garden Room; - Meals as served, teas, coffees; - 2 x scheduled activities per day; - 30-minute express spa treatment for each adult. Expires: 30 April 2015
Summer Getaways
AirZimbabwe have proved to be so reliable with their scheduled service on the Harare - Kariba route that we have decided to extend our very popular Getaways promotion through until July 2015! The special prices include flights between Harare & Kariba, road and boat transfers to harbour & lodge, accommodation in a Garden Room , all meals, teas & coffees, & 2 x scheduled activities per day. - 2 X NIGHTS from US$699 per person departs Harare Wed & Fri). - 3X NIGHTS from US$899 per person (departs Harare Sunday). - 4 x NIGHTS from US$1099 per person (departs Harare Wed). - 7 X NIGHTS from US$1699 per person (departs Harare Wed, Fri & Sunday). Prices exclude drinks, spa treatments, shop purchases, extra activities and Parks/BHAPU fees. Expires: 30 June 2015
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