Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Zimbabwe

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10 rooms + 2-roomed villa
All ages
Pool
En suite
Bar
  • Maximum 25 people
  • Air con
  • 2 Interleading lake view rooms or Baobab Villa
  • Guide tent
  • Charge batteries in room
  • WiFi zones
  • Fans in room
  • Hairdryers
  • Gym
  • Solar Power
  • Library
  • Private deck
  • Lake views
  • Spa

Additional Information

  • Airstrip to camp - 5 mins
  • Closest airstrip - Bumi
  • Closest international airport - Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport / Victoria Falls International Airport
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A place of outstanding natural beauty on a secret Riviera in the heart of Africa.

Set on a range of remote hills in one of Zimbabwe’s finest wilderness locations, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is utterly captivating. With the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop, this haven of serenity overlooks the eternal shimmering waters of Lake Kariba below. Not only is Kariba’s shoreline wildlife-rich, but the lodge’s proximity to Matusadona allows for the wildlife to freely move between the national park and Bumi Hill’s private concession, creating endless game-viewing opportunities, led by our passionate team of guides.

 

Early next year we offer guests a special treat at no extra cost, a professional ‘Photographer in residence’ at Bumi Hills. Adam Rabinowitz will be joining guests in residence over the course of three weeks in secret season, an ideal time for photography. Dramatic thunderstorms, bright landscape and colourful migratory birds will all serve as the focal points to capture Africa’s magic. Adam will be giving informative presentations & workshops around the fire, as well as taking guests on themed game drives. Have you ever dreamed of going on a game drive with a world-class photographer and landing the perfect shot? This is your chance,  whether you are an avid or amateur photographer.

 

PHOTOGRAPHER IN RESIDENCE

 

Each of the ten stylish suites boasts spectacular views over the lake and its surrounds. A truly immersive Zimbabwe wildlife experience, you will wake to the sound of birdcalls echoing across the water and uninterrupted vistas of the lake. Gaze out from the lodge’s infinity pool as it melts into the horizon or enjoy the intimate wine and dining terrace, and marvel at the fiery golden sunset for which Lake Kariba is renowned. Bumi Hills has its own 2-bedroomed private villa, the Baobab Villa, complete with its own living room bar and indoor and outdoor dining decks. The villa comes with a private butler, safari guide and vehicle.

With the lake as your playground, spend your days cruising on the water or meandering the surrounds on a walking safari. Venture deeper into the bush in search of fossilised dinosaur footprints or go on an enthralling game drive in search of the resident lions.

Reviews

  • Bumi Hills is the most elegant place I have stayed in Africa. But that is actually not what moves me about it. What moves me is the in-depth and ongoing connection between the ABC company that runs the lodge and the village, school, and health center. Getting to meet people in these areas and see what they are doing to help themselves through a really tough time is inspiriting and humbling. AND the game viewing here is beyond the beyond as well

    Deb Allen via TripAdvisor

  • What an amazing experience we are so thankful we took this trip to Bumi Hills. Everything at Bumi is just 10/10 the staff is so friendly and very helpful, rooms are so so clean, the furniture the bed is just to die for, the food is just so divine those chef have really great experience on point.

    Enrietti Family via TripAdvisor

  • The location is stunning. Set above the shimmering expanse of Lake Kariba, this lodge is beautifully designed with many local artefacts, a pool, outdoor dining, shady trees and gardens. The rooms are luxurious each with balcony at tree top level. You can sit watching elephant and buffalo on the waters edge.

    Wendy H via TripAdvisor

Activities

Activities include guided walking safaris, water activities, day and night game drives all led by our qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. All activities complimentary.

Wildlife

From Kariba’s wildlife-rich shores to walking safaris through the ancient bush, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge.

Live in Camp – recent wildlife sightings

  • Bumi Hills Safari Zimbabwe Elephants
  • Lake Kariba Safari Zimbabwe Buffalo
  • Lake Kariba Safari Zimbabwe Baby Elephant
  • Bumi Hills Safari Zimbabwe Kudu
  • Bumi Hills Safari Zimbabwe Elephants

Lake View Rooms Rates From

Green Season

Jan / Feb / Mar / Dec
USD 495 per person per night

Child (7-11): USD 248

 

Mid Season

Apr / May / Nov
USD 620 per person per night

Child (7-11): USD 310

High Season

Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct
USD 970 per person per night

*Single supplement of USD 220 applies

Child (7-11): USD 485

Contact us to find out about our long stay specials

Plan Your Safari

Exclusive Use Baobab Villa (4pax) Rates From

Green Season

Jan / Feb / Mar / Dec
USD 2475

One additional guest charged at lake view room rates

Mid Season

Apr / May / Nov
USD 3100

One additional guest charged at lake view room rates

High Season

Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct
USD 4850

One additional guest charged at lake view room rates

Included in Rates:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safaris, boating, fishing, village visits, sunset cruises and spa (additional costs apply).

Excluded from Rates:

  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff Gratuities

Contact us to find out about our long stay specials

Plan Your Safari

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