Bumi Hills Safari Lodge (African Bush Camps)

Lake Kariba, Matusadona

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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is part of the African Bush Camps portfolio.

Situated atop a range of remote hills, the lodge affords breath taking panoramic views over Lake Kariba - Zimbabwe's inland sea. 

Ten stylishly appointed en-suite lakeview rooms and two premium suites (with 2 bedrooms, bathroom and a private lounge) are built into the hillside, overlooking the the lake and the game-rich shoreline below.   

The main living area surrounds the  infinity pool with its iconic central palm tree, and from the bar and dining deck there are uninterrupted views towards the brilliant sunsets that Lake Kariba is famous for.

Baobab Villa
The Baobab Villa sleeps four (two bedrooms) and can be used exclusively. The Villa has its own lounge and deck and includes a private vehicle and butler. 

Bumi Hills offers guests a multitude of ways to explore Lake Kariba and its surrounds:  game drives in search of the Matusadona lions, boating, fishing for tigerfish or bream, sunset cruises, scenic lakeside walking safaris or bush walking adventures to search for fossilized dinosaur footprints.

Lake Kariba Sleepout Experience is also available for guests staying at Bumi Hills for a minimum of 3 nights.  Book to be accommodated for one night aboard the Lady Jacqueline cruiseboat.  Enjoy a leisurely cruise and lunch offshore of the Matusadona National Park, with guided walking, game-viewing, fishing, beach games and sundowners, followed by dinner onboard.  The boat sleeps 4 adults in 2 double, air-conditioned cabins, and up to 4 children over 12 years in 2 bunk rooms.  A tenderboat and fishing equipment are provided and the staff includes a private chef, guide and crew.  

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is unique- a secret Riviera in the heart of Africa, and a perfect place to unwind and reenergize in the wild as part of your safari circuit.

Access is via seat-rate flights from Harare, Victoria Falls, Hwange or Kariba, self-drive, or road/ boat transfers from Kariba Town.  These can be organised through African Bush Camps' sister company Safari Logistics.


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morgan munyoro, Zimbabwe 21 May 2018
A wonderful place to enjoy your holiday, exclusive entertainment. Its just fantastic Thank you for joining us in our little piece of paradise Morgan, we hope to see you again soon! Bumi Hills Management
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Telephone South Africa: +27 21 7010270 or Zimbabwe: + 263 29 2234307
Fax + 263 29 2230582
Price Top-end
Full Catering
Honeymoon Suite


Special applies to Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & African Bush Camps' Mana Pools properties between 1 April & 31 May 2024 or between 1st Oct & 30 Nov 2024. Pay for 2 nights and get a 3rd night free. Pay for 4 nights and get 2 extra nights free. Maximum 2 free nights. Booking period valid until 31 October 2024. Ts & Cs apply. Expires: 31 October 2024
Kids 15 years and younger stay free at selected African Bush Camps' properties until 21st Dec 2024, including Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Nyamatusi Mahogany & Kanga Camp. Minimum stay of 6 nights in a family room. One child free per full paying adult (max 2 children per booking). No walking safaris, makoro or canoe activities are allowed for children. Adults must accompany children on all allowable activities. Booking period valid until 31 August 2024. Ts & Cs apply. Expires: 31 August 2024
Partner pays 50% of the accpmmodation rate at African Bush Camps' properties, including Bumi Hills Safari Lodge on Lake Kariba and Kanga Camp, Nymatusi Camp and Zambezi Expeditions in Mana Pools. Valid for travel until 21 Dec 2024. Complimentary 30 minute couples massage (Bumi HIlls only), private dinner set up, romantic room turndown, and sparkling wine experience. Minimum 6-night stay. Valid for one year from date of wedding (proof of marriage required). Booking period valid until 31 August 2024. Ts & Cs apply Expires: 31 August 2024
Savings of up to 40% (RSP US$450 pppn) at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and selected other African Bush Camps properties for travel between 5th Jan and 31 March 2025 (bookings available until 28 Feb 2025). Minimum 2 night stay. Ts & Cs apply. Expires: 28 February 2025

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