Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Lake Kariba
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 on an extensive wildlife conservation area that is home to lion, leopard, big herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as a multitude of different plains game. The lodge has ten stylishly appointed rooms all with balconies and uninhibited views over Lake Kariba. Taking center stage is a magnificent 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 is unique among luxury safari lodges because of the exquisite added dimension of the water - 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.
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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 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.
 
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.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 10 air-conditioned luxury rooms all with balconies and views over Lake Kariba
  • En-suite bathroom facilities include solar heated bath and shower
  • Infinity pool
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi
  • Overlooking the great inland sea of Lake Kariba and bordering the legendary Matusadona National Park
  • Rhino, elephant, buffalo and the renowned Matusadona lion prides
  • Game drives, boat safaris, walking safaris and sunset cruises
  • Birdwatching and fishing
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • All rooms have electricity and plug points
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