Bumi Hills Safari Lodge


10 rooms + 2-roomed villa
All ages
En suite
  • 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.

Our ten spacious suites are thoughtfully appointed with all the comforts you expect of our luxurious Lake Kariba lodge. Each is replete with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, battery charging points, mini-bar and a private viewing deck extending spectacular views of the lake and its surrounds. Our Baobab Villa, Bumi Hills’  2-bedroomed private villa, complete with its own living room bar and indoor and outdoor dining decks is ideal for families. Offering a personalised experience, the villa comes with the services of a private butler, safari guide and a dedicated safari vehicle.

The stresses of modern life melt away at our blissful spa where our sparkling infinity pool offers cool respite and endless views of shimmering Lake Kariba below. For the active guest, our well-equipped gym is an invigorating prospect. Not only is Kariba’s shoreline rich in wildlife but the lodge’s proximity to Matusadona allows for the animals roam freely between the national park and Bumi Hills’ private concession. Our alluring Lake Kariba lodge offers the lake as your playground. Spend your days cruising on the water or meandering the surrounds on a walking safari; discover the ancient secrets within the fossilised dinosaur footprints unique to this area. Activities include guided walking safaris, stargazing, boating, birding, catch-and-release fishing, day and night game drives searching for lions in particular, as well as engaging cultural visits to our nearby local community. 


Includes & Excludes

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
  • Conservation levies

Build a Boma

Our Build a Lion Boma Initiative aims to support the ABCF Human-Wildlife conflict efforts in the Mola community in Zimbabwe. The Lion bomas are used to protect the community’s livestock from predators and lions. A boma is a cloth material that is used to cover kraal’s so lions are unable to see the animals in the kraal, thus protecting the livestock inside from lions. By protecting the community’s livestock from lions and other predators, we are reducing human-wildlife conflict in the area and retaliation killing of wildlife.

For a donation of $2,000, ABCF can purchase a lion boma for the Mola community. Guests can participate in this intiative by donating towards a lion boma. As part of this donation, guests get to visit the Mola community during their stay at Bumi Hills and work with the community to erect the lion boma in the community.

This initiative is included in the conservation impact safari or can be added to any ABC safari booking that includes our Bumi Hills Safari Lodge.

Mobile Cattle boma African bush camps foundation


  • Boating

    Cruise down Lake Kariba while your river guide tells you stories passed down from generation to generation, tales of traditional fishing and the local people.

  • Game Drives

    Game drives are what gets us up in the morning in the African bush, they’re a great avenue for exploring the land in a safe and exciting way.

  • Fishing

    Spend the day cruising the water and taking in the gorgeous views. Try your hand at fishing for tiger, bream (tilapia) or vundu.

  • Sunset Cruises

    Cruise along Lake Kariba at sunset and take in the wonderful African wildlife and aquatic animals, encapsulating the essence of Africa.

  • The Ngwana Club

    We specialise in children on safari. Nature walks around camp, arts and crafts, cooking lessons and other specialist child activities for younger guests.

  • Walking Safaris

    Buckle up your boots and take a step into the intricate world of nature. Explore the wonders of the natural world with African soil crunching beneath your feet.

  • Star Gazing

    After a day in the bush, relax next to the camp fire and allow yourself to get lost in the starry night above. At night the stars utterly dominate the land.

  • Cultural Visits

    Working together with the communities located in the areas surrounding where we operate gives locals an opportunity to be self-sustainable.

  • Night Drives

    Our private concessions allow for game drives after the sun has set. Experience the bush when elusive nocturnal wildlife awakens to hunt, forage and explore.

  • Bird watching

    Delight in the call of the Giant kingfisher; photograph the majestic Squacco heron or Collared pratincole. Or simply sit back and enjoy their beautiful songs.


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.

Recent wildlife sightings

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  • 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

Our local Foundation Projects

Mangwara Primary School

Mola rural district (village) is located parallel to the Bumi wildlife area and is roughly a 1.5-hour drive from our Bumi Hills Safari lodge in Kariba Zimbabwe. The Mola community is a population of 10,000 people which makes up about 2000 households.

Human Wildlife Co-existence Project

Human-wildlife conflict and co-existence remain a critical part of our conservation efforts. The balance between protecting livestock, and the livelihoods of the community and protecting wildlife from poaching is key to advancing our conservation efforts in the national parks. The Lion bomas are used to protect the community’s livestock from predators and lions