Lake Kariba Safari Lodge
Bumi is a famous and beloved Lake Kariba Accommodation brand and has been since first opening in 1975. The panoramic vista from the pool, bar, dining deck, spa and all premium rooms is simply astonishing and would be difficult to surpass by any safari lodge on earth.
After some years of neglect this Lake Kariba Safari Lodge has been totally revitalised to luxury levels never seen before, including a breathtaking signature infinity pool. Bumi Hills Safari Lodge re-opened in September 2009 and offers 10 Premium and 10 Standard rooms and so many awe-inspiring experiences in an authentic African eco-wilderness.
One guest wrote with passion: "Few things in life transcend your expectations, but to step out on the Bumi deck high above this awe-inspiring lake is genuinely one of them".
Accommodation at Bumi Hills
Bumi has 20 front-facing rooms (10 Premium and 10 Standard), all with bath/shower, overhead fan, air conditioning, mini-bar, tea-coffee station and balcony or veranda.
All rooms have a view over the lake but the 10 Premiums are sublime with awe-inspiring sunrise-and-sunset vistas over the lake, historic Starvation Island and game-rich shoreline. Larger groups may relish the adventure of additional "elephant territory" accommodation aboard luxury houseboats, just a two-minute transfer from the lodge.
Apart from safaris and other activities, Bumi Hills offers an array of facilities that delight our guests. At centre stage are the infinity swimming pool, terrace cocktail bar and the wellness spa, each with awe-inspiring vistas over the lake and the game-rich shoreline. The elegant main lounge is equipped with guest internet, wildlife DVD's, reference books, card and board games and there's also a comfortable TV lounge with full bouquet of satellite channels and a full-sized snooker table. A fully-equipped boardroom for 10 and a conference room for 60 are both air conditioned. There's a fine dining room and al fresco dining overlooking the lake. Laundry is done on a daily basis.
Our Passionate Team
Bumi Hills' General Manager is Nicholas Milne. Nick has been passionately involved at Bumi Hills since near its inception in August 2009. Until recently he held the Deputy General Manager position and has moved to take over the reins from Luke & Suzanne, now based in marketing and management from Head Office.
Nick is ably assisted by a fantastic team of staff. Our reservations manager is Justine Price and her partner Dean McGregor is the Professional Guide, renowned as one of Zimbabwe's very best and carrying experience of over 20 years in the region, much of this in and around lake Kariba. Naison Lungu is the Executive Chef and his dishes are of the highest international standard. Rodgers Matimbidzire very ably heads up the Conservation and Anti-Poaching team.