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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Matusadona, Lake,
Kariba, Zimbabwe

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

 

It’s a one-hour direct flight from Victoria Falls to the exclusive wildlife gem that is the luxury 20-room Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, perched on a hill overlooking Lake Kariba (Zimbabwe) and the game-rich shoreline. The incredible panoramic vista cannot be matched by any safari lodge in southern Africa, transforming all public areas, your room balcony and the Spa into pure WOW factors!

 

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is situated on top of a hill approximately 55km south west of Kariba town. With the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop, the well-known Bumi Hills Safari Lodge overlooks the foreshore below and the vastness of Lake Kariba. Bumi is a famous and beloved Lake Kariba Accommodation brand and has been since first opening in 1975. The panoramic vista from the pool, bar, dining deck, spa and all premium rooms is simply astonishing and would be difficult to surpass by any safari lodge on earth. After some years of neglect this Lake Kariba Safari Lodge has been totally revitalised to luxury levels never seen before, including a breathtaking signature infinity pool. Bumi Hills Safari Lodge re-opened in September 2009 and offers 10 Premium and 10 Standard rooms and so many awe-inspiring experiences in an authentic African eco-wilderness.

Room Types

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge re-opened in September 2009 and offers 10 Premium and 10 Standard rooms and so many awe-inspiring experiences in an authentic African eco-wilderness.

Standard Rooms

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is situated on top of a hill approximately 55km south west of Kariba town. With the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop, the well-known Bumi Hills Safari Lodge overlooks the foreshore below and the vastness of Lake Kariba.

All 20 front facing rooms (10 premium rooms and 10 standard rooms) have:

In-room amenities:

  • a bath/shower,
  • overhead fan, air conditioning,
  • mini bar, tea/coffee facilities and a balcony or veranda.
  • All rooms are lake facing and often game may be seen grazing on the shoreline below.

Facilities

Bumi Hills offers an array of facilities that delight our guests. At centre stage are the infinity swimming pool, terrace cocktail bar and the wellness spa, each with awe-inspiring vistas over the lake and the game-rich shoreline. The elegant main lounge is equipped with guest internet, wildlife DVD's, reference books, card and board games and there's also a comfortable TV lounge with full bouquet of satellite channels and a full-sized snooker table. A fully-equipped boardroom for 10 and a conference room for 60 are both air conditioned. There's a fine dining room and al fresco dining overlooking the lake. Laundry is done on a daily basis.

The Bumi Hills Spa

Such is the awesome vista at the Bumi Hills massage sanctuary that eagles soar... below you! Surely when it comes to ambiance and superior location this is the ultimate on our planet. It’s pure ecstasy as you enjoy your massage while overlooking the massive lake and the game-rich shoreline. Guests can’t resist this heavenly place where treatments include a hot stone massage to melt away the tensions. Facilities include a sauna, private plunge pool and health bar ... and strolling elephants in your vision.

 

 

Things to do at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

The Lodge offers a variety of activities which include game viewing in open safari vehicles, on foot accompanied by a professional guide and by boat.

Birding at Lake Kariba      

The Bumi area offers truly incredible birdlife, especially water birds, and hundreds of species have been recorded. It is a thrilling location for photography of the majestic scenery and wildlife, but also the prolific bird life for enthusiasts. Commanding most attention always seems to be the African fish eagle with its haunting cry, but among other species you may spot are the harrier-hawk, martial eagle, bateleur eagle, grey heron, open-billed stork, saddle-billed stork, sacred ibis, malachite kingfisher, lilac breasted roller, red-billed horn-bill and many, many others in an awe-inspiring setting..

 

Lake Kariba Fishing  

Bumi is the prime fishing region of Kariba and is a major attraction that sets Bumi apart from any traditional luxury safari lodge. Here it is rated one of Africa’s Top 20 adventures. You’ll thrill to catching the razor toothed tiger, pound-for-pound one of the world’s most powerful freshwater species. Every October since 1962 game fishermen from all over the world converge for the Kariba International Tiger Fishing Tournament (www.kitft.co.zw) and the record is an awesome 15.5kg. Fishing is year-round and you may also catch bream, tilapia, vundu, chessa and cornish jack.

 

Game Drives

Go on a 4 x 4 game drive in open, state-of-the-art Land Rover game viewers with the possibility of seeing four of the Big Five – elephants, lions, leopard, buffalo....then pause to reflect on the magic of the day with sunset cocktails on the shoreline. In the nearby Matusadona National Park you may also walk with Bumi’s exceptional armed professional guide to track the rhino. A walk in the wilds on the private Bumi estate also enriches the soul in getting close to nature and learning about a myriad of smaller things, such as insects, foliage, ants and more than 350 species of birds.

 

Wildlife in Matusadonha

The Lodge offers a variety of activities which include game viewing in open safari vehicles, on foot accompanied by a professional guide and by boat. The sunset cruise provides guests with wonderful photographic opportunities especially of the famous Kariba sunsets. Bird watching, hide sits and casual fishing are also available. Bumi is unique among luxury safari lodges because of the exquisite added dimension of the water - Lake Kariba is among the world’s largest man-made lakes and a genuine African wilderness with far more animals than people. This allows for glorious game viewing by boat as well as the traditional open 4 x 4 vehicles and walking in the wilds with an armed professional guide. You may also drive and walk to track rhino in the nearby Matusadona National Park. Among the species that may be seen at Bumi are many elephants and buffalo, massive Nile crocodiles, lions, many hippo, the elusive leopard, kudu, water buck, impala, warthog, monkeys, baboons, sable, zebra.

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge rates

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to more than nearly 4,5 kilometres of Lakeshore frontage, within Kariba’s best wildlife areas. This  private land per guest, creates a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of these areas.

Bumi Hills  Safari Lodge can be booked on a fully-inclusive basis.

Our rates include:

  • Accommodation,
  • All meals,
  • Twice daily scheduled camp activities,
  • Park fees,
  • All local drinks
  • Laundry
  • All rates below are quoted per person per night sharing

Our rates exclude:

  • Premium imported drinks
  • Champagne
  • Transfers to camp

 

 

 

 

Room Rates

  • Deluxe

     


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