New Beginnings at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge


Recognised as one of the most iconic safari lodges in Zimbabwe, we are thrilled to announce the re-opening of Bumi Hills Safari Lodge under the African Bush Camps banner. Bumi Hills is lauded for having the best panoramic view of Lake Kariba and has been renovated and rejuvenated to capitalize on the breathtaking vistas out over the Lake.

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge will welcome our first guests in time for Christmas 2017. The incredible views and unrivaled comfort and luxury on the shores of Lake Kariba will enchant visitors to our slice of paradise. 10 lake view rooms and 2 premium suites, furnished and styled with contemporary minimalism and African fusion, overlook the endless blue waters of the Lake and the game-rich shoreline below. Surrounding the iconic infinity pool is a main area that has been designed with both serenity and style in mind. The uninterrupted view from the bar and dining deck shows the best of the changing pink-to-red-to-orange skies and sunsets that Lake Kariba is famous for. The spa and gym at the lodge provide a place for guests to relax and rejuvenate, where safari-goers can unwind and look after both mind and body.

Guests are able to explore the unique Lake Kariba ecosystem in a multitude of ways from Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. On the lake or on the land, there is so much to do and see. From game drives and boating safaris; from adrenalin-fueled tiger fishing to walking safaris in search of fossilized dinosaur footprints; and from sunset cruises to experiencing the rich cultural heritage of the Tonga tribe during a visit to a nearby village, Bumi Hills is the perfect place to connect to and celebrate Africa in all her glory.

Outdoor Area

Below you will find some more information on Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba, activities, lodge, rates and introductory offer as well as logistics to and from Bumi Hills Safari Lodge:


Lake Kariba is the largest man-made lake in the world by volume and 4th largest man-made lake in the world. The lake was formed between 1958 and 1963 after damming the Mighty Zambezi River in order to generate hydro-electric power. There are many stories and legends attached to the dam construction. The name Kariba is thought to come from a corrupted version of the Shona word, Kariva- which means trap. The local Tonga people believe that the dam wall separates the serpentine river god, Nyaminyami, from his wife, trapping him on one side of the wall and thus the wall is doomed to break, as evidenced by the occasional earth tremors felt in the area. Tonga mythology believes that this is Nyaminyami trying to reach his wife, but when he can’t get through the wall he turns around with such fury that the Earth around Kariba shakes and rumbles.

Matusadona was proclaimed a non-hunting area on the 7th November 1958 before the dam was built. Located on the shores of the lake, the Matusadona National Park has ready supply of regenerative grasses as a source of food and an abundance of water from the lake, buffalo, waterbuck, zebra, impala and other plains game have thrived and with them, the predators. The lake is teeming with massive Nile crocodiles, hippos, herds of swimming elephants and exceptional bird life.


– Game drives on the Bumi Hills private concession

– Sunrise and sunset boat cruises on our fleet our private boats which offer superb water-based game viewing possibilities and epic sunset photography opportunities

– Adrenalin fishing for the quintessential Kariba Tiger Fish, which are pound-for-pound the world’s most ferocious fighting fish, as well as the many other species found in the lake

– Scenic lakeside walking safari or a walking adventure deeper into the bush to search for fossilized dinosaur footprints

– A cultural tour of a nearby village to learn about and engage with traditional Tonga tribal life

– Spa treatments (not inclusive in the rate) and gym

– The Ngwana Club, “ngwana” meaning explorer in Setswana, which incorporates activities such as nature walks, animal tracking, mud sculpting, fishing and many other fun, engaging and educational pursuits designed specifically for our younger guests



Fly to Victoria Falls
Fly into Victoria Falls International Airport. Safari Logistics does daily seat rate charters from Victoria Falls to Bumi Hills. Airlines that fly into Victoria Falls include:

· British Airways

· Ethiopian Airlines

· South African Airways

· Kenyan Airways

· FastJet

Fly to Harare

Fly into Harare International Airport. Safari Logistics does daily seat rate charters from Harare to Bumi Hills. Airlines that fly into Harare include:

· British Airways

· Ethiopian Airlines

· South African Airways

· Emirates

· RwandaAir

· Air Zimbabwe

· FastJet


FLIGHTS FROM KARIBA TO BUMI HILLS: USD90 per person, per flight.