Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is built high on a hillside, bordering Matusadona National Park and with breath-taking views of Lake Kariba.

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge has been built to make the most of its hillside setting with spectacular views of Lake Kariba from all the rooms and central areas. The lodge feels more “resort” than “safari” and while game viewing drives are more limited than elsewhere in Zimbabwe, it makes for a good option for anyone wanting a relaxing start or finish to a more traditional safari, whilst still having the option of activities; or a slower-paced stay in between big game destinations. With its sparkling views, beautiful infinity pool and spa, there’s plenty for those who want to rest, and with a variety of activities it is a great option for families who can choose how active they want to be.


The lodge accommodates around 22 guests in 10 rooms and the two bedroom Baobab Villa. The rooms are arranged in semi-detached stone buildings leading off a path through the pretty grounds and all have…


Kariba is the largest man-made lake in the world and covers some 5,500 square kilometres (about 2,100 square miles). It is around 220 kms long, and around 40 kms at its widest…


The lodge accepts children of all ages and has both inter-leading rooms and the two bedroom Baobab Villa works perfectly for families wanting more space. With a lovely pool and plenty of activities, the lodge…

Conservation & community

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is owned by African Bush Camps who contribute a certain amount per stay in camp to the African Bush Camps Foundation – a non-profit focused on conservation, education, and empowerment…

Location Bumi Hills Conservancy, Lake Kariba
Access Scheduled or charter flight to Bumi Airstrip (5 minute drive from lodge)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury safari lodge
Focus Boating / Fishing / Relaxation
Children All ages
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Boating / Fishing / Village visits
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes (included with two bedroom villa)
Off-road Driving Limited
Number of Rooms 11 (including the two bedroom Baobab Villa)
Family Accommodation Interleading rooms and the two bedroom Baobab Villa
Bathroom Plumbed basis/ Bath / Plumbed indoor shower / Outdoor shower / Flush toilet
Power for charging In room
Lighting Mains electricity
Hairdryer Yes
Heating/Cooling Air-conditioning and ceiling fan
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Communal areas
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal
Wellness Spa treatments / Small gym
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks only
Credit Cards Not accepted