- A peaceful, hilltop lodge overlooking glorious Lake Kariba.
- Try your hand at tiger fishing out on the Lake.
- Take the catamaran out for a spin and watch the sun go down.
- 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
- The ‘Cub Club’, 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.
- Featuring a stunning infinity pool and relaxing day spa.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Bumi is unique among luxury safari lodges because of the exquisite added dimension of the water – Kariba is among the worlds largest man-made lakes and a genuine African wilderness with far more animals than people. This allows for glorious game viwing by boat as well as the traditional open 4 x 4 vehicles and walking in the wilds with an armed professional guide.
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.
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 Africas Top 20 adventures. Youll thrill to catching the razortoothed tiger, pound-for-pound one of the worlds most powerful freshwater species.
The Bumi Hills Wildlife Area is bordered in the north west by the Chalala and Mola communities, which are home to the Tonga, a delightful and very spiritual people who have resided in this area and along the length of the Zambezi river for centuries. They have preserved ancient traditions and still live a largely subsistence lifestyle that is reliant on fishing, livestock and small scale farming. In the village of Chalala these customs have melted together with the inevitable infiltration of modern ways of life. However the luxuries of a permanent electricity and water supply to homes are still absent, leaving the communities still largely reliant on the surrounding environment for their livelihood.
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge boasts one of Africa’s finest wilderness locations with an elevated position on a range of remote hills overlooking the vastness of Lake Kariba. Bumi is situated near the North Eastern border of the Matusadona National Park and is easily accessible by light aircraft and boat, allowing you to be swiftly transported into paradise without the stress of a long journey. The safari lodge has a total of 10 rooms, all with views over Lake Kariba. All rooms have balconies and uninhibited views over Lake Kariba. There are garden rooms available too, reserved for guides and tour leaders, with slated terraces, set a little way back.
Taking centre stage is the beautiful infinity pool that seems to blend endlessly into the lake horizon. The pool is surrounded by intimate wine and dining terraces on different levels. The lodge interiors have been beautifully finished in a fusion of contemporary western and African styles.Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is situated on an extensive wildlife conservation area. Bumi Hills is home to lion, leopard, big herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as a multitude of different plains game. Guests can indulge in superb fishing in the lake waters surrounding the safari lodge with bream and the fighting tiger fish in abundance. Birding and cultural experiences (with the rich local Tonga culture) also abound.
The safari lodge has a total of 10 rooms, all with views over Lake Kariba. All rooms are premium rooms with balconies and uninhibited views over Lake Kariba. There are garden rooms available too, reserved for guides and tour leaders, with slated terraces, set a little way back behind and on a level above the premium rooms. Taking centre stage is the beautiful infinity pool that seems to blend endlessly into the lake horizon. The pool is surrounded by intimate wine and dining terraces on different levels. The lodge interiors have been beautifully finished in a fusion of contemporary western and African styles.
Lake View Room
Lake View suites are sublime with awe-inspiring sunrise-and-sunset vistas over the lake, historic Starvation Island and game-rich shoreline.
The Baobab Villa sleeps four and can be used exclusively. With sublime with awe-inspiring sunrise-and-sunset vistas over the lake, historic Starvation Island and game-rich shoreline.The Villa is a 2 bedroom, exclusive use villa with its own lounge and deck and includes a private vehicle and butler. The exclusive rate is based on 4 people sharing. The Villa can accommodate a maximum of 5 people, the additional person will be charged at the per person rate for the Lake View room.
The main living area surrounds the infinity pool with its iconic central palm tree, and from the bar and dining deck there are uninterrupted views towards the brilliant sunsets that Lake Kariba is famous for.
Lunch on Starvation Island
After a monring game drive, enjoy a delicious lunch on Starvation Island
Dinner on Deck Looking over Lake Kariba
Enjoy dinner from a top the hills overlooking Lake Kariba. This iconic view is the undoubably the best in Lake Kariba
Dinner in the Baobab Villa
Enjoy a private dinner with the ones you love in the Baobab Villa. This exclusive use villa ensure privacy and solitude with your family or closest friends.
The team here are friendly and efficient and Hope is an excellent host, ensuring you have all you need. Guides are very knowledgeable, particularly Madison who’s lived in this area his entire life and tells fascinating stories about the Tonga people; visits to their nearby village can be arranged. Game drives and walks will take you up into the hills or down to the lakeshore where elephants are easily seen. Sunrise at the shore is mesmerising. You can try catching tiger fish on the lake and don’t miss the sunset boat trip with the charming Captain Eddy. The main building houses a gym, spa and snooker room. Wi-Fi is only available in the main lounge
The main area which surrounds the iconic infinity pool is designed to give the feeling of a beach retreat that combines serenity with style.
The spa and gym at the lodge provide a place for guests to relax and rejuvenate, where safari-goers can unwind.