Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

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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. 


Bumi Hills highlights

Chart a course across the watery wilderness of Lake Kariba and discover the aquatic wonders of this life-giving body of water. Our boat-based adventures afford a unique glimpse into the mysteries of Lake Kariba. Experience the thrill of catch-and-release fishing, observe unique birdlife of the area and relish eye-level wildlife encounters.  All are possible during your time with us on the water. 

Sunset cruise:
From your floating vantage, sundowner in hand, watch (and listen) as elephants, embossed against a shimmering copper sunset, slake their thirst in mighty Lake Kariba. We can think of no better way to celebrate another magical day on safari in Zimbabwe. 


  • 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 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.

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


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

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