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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

At a Glance

  • Try your hand at tiger fishing out on the Lake

  • Take the catamaran out for a spin and watch the sun go down

  • Go for a game drive and keep your eyes peeled for the animals found around the Lake

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Best time to Visit

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From mid May through to early August the days are warm and clear but the night time temperatures can drop below freezing. September through to May is generally hot in the day and warm at night, Lake Kariba sees rain from late November to April.

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Insider's View

Head on over to the spa and indulge in some incredible treatments. A massage is always ideal after sitting in a bumpy safari vehicle.

Enjoy dinner under the stars on the beach of Lake Kariba, a bush dinner is a must during your stay.

Can you catch a tiger fish? Try your hand at some catch and release fishing and see if you can catch one of these toothy characters.

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Bumi Hills Safari Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park


Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is nestled amongst hills on the edge of iconic Lake Kariba looking out over the endless waters. With only ten lake view rooms and two suites the property is the perfect intimate retreat for those looking to explore the area.

Bumi Hills comprises of ten stylish lake view rooms and an additional two bedroomed villa, all looking out over the vast waters of Lake Kariba. Envision the stunning pink to gold sunset reflected onto the waters which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your room and private balcony.

An Iconic infinity pool providing views over looking the lake and the game rich shoreline is a standout feature of this property including a bar and dining deck.

The lodge is a fantastic base to explore with a variety of enjoyable activities on offer.Spend your days on a boat cruise watching for game coming to drink or perhaps even try your hand at catching the famous tiger fish. African Bush camps who run Bumi Hills are renowned for their excellent guiding and relaxed camp feel, join a guide on an interesting game walk on the shores of the lake or venture deeper into the bush in search of fossilized dinosaur footprints.You can also have your guide drive you into the National Park on a game drive in search if impressive wildlife such as the famous Matusadona lions.

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is a fantastic pit-stop on a safari circuit. Relax and re energies in this beautiful Zimbabwean wilderness, or continue your safari activities in the nearby national park.

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Bumi Hills, Zimbabwe - Complimentary Spa Treatments

Book a stay at Bumi Hills, Zimbabwe before 31 December and receive a complimentary spa treatment during your stay.

Subject to availability and terms and conditions.  Please contact our specialists for more information.

Book from 04 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
Travel from 01 December 2019 to 31 December 2019
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Vacation Ideas

  • Zimbabwe in Style

    Mana Pools, Lake Kariba, Hwange & Victoria Falls

    from $7700 pp 11 nights

    • A perfect balance of relaxation with activity; from walking safaris, game drives, canoe excursions and fishing
    • Watch elephants walking along the shore of Lake Kariba before taking an afternoon swim
    • Visit the raging Victoria Falls
  • Zimbabwe in Ultimate Luxury

    Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba & Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

    from $15700 pp 9 nights

    • Take a private tour of the Victoria Falls to view the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ before heading to the classic Victoria Falls Hotel for its renowned afternoon tea
    • Try your hand at fishing and catch a Tiger fish on Lake Kariba
    • Fantastic wildlife viewing at Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve on 4x4 game drives

Location & directions

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Bumi Hills is based on the shores of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. Bordering the North Eastern border of Matusadona National Park.

How to get there

The Bumi Hills airstrip is located a short 5 minute drive from the lodge. Boat transfers are carried out in covered speed boats and normally take 1.5 hours each way.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Bumi Hills Safari Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park

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