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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…

LocationBumi Hills Conservancy, Lake Kariba
AccessScheduled or charter flight to Bumi Airstrip (5 minute drive from lodge)
OpenAll year
Camp StyleLuxury safari lodge
FocusBoating / Fishing / Relaxation
ChildrenAll ages
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Boating / Fishing / Village visits
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes (included with two bedroom villa)
Off-road DrivingLimited
Number of Rooms11 (including the two bedroom Baobab Villa)
Family AccommodationInterleading rooms and the two bedroom Baobab Villa
BathroomPlumbed basis/ Bath / Plumbed indoor shower / Outdoor shower / Flush toilet
Power for chargingIn room
LightingMains electricity
Heating/CoolingAir-conditioning and ceiling fan
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomRadio
Wi-FiCommunal areas
Mobile ReceptionYes
WellnessSpa treatments / Small gym
Dining StylePrivate
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks only
Credit CardsNot accepted