Bumi Hills Safari Lodge an African Icon

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge first opened in 1975 and is a famous, well-loved Zimbabwe luxury lodge that overlooks the massive Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, just a one-hour direct flight from “Wonder of the World” Victoria Falls. The panoramic vista is sublime and it is impossible not to exclaim “WOW” when stepping out to the pool area upon arrival. This astonishing sunrise-to-sunset 180-degree view, from a hilltop overlooking the game-rich shoreline, may be relished from the pool, bar, dining deck, Kukondwa Spa, fire-pit, wine-bar deck and the private verandas of all 10 premium rooms. 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 today offers 10 Premium and 10 Standard rooms complemented by so many awe-inspiring experiences in an authentic African eco-wilderness.

One guest wrote: "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.".


Luxury ACCOMMODATION at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge has 20 rooms, all facing the lake (10 Premium and 10 Standard set a little behind), each with solar-heated bath, shower, overhead fan, air conditioning, mini-bar, tea-coffee station, safe and private balcony or veranda.

All rooms have a view of the lake but the 10 Premiums work the Bumi “balm” with awe-inspiring sunrise-and-sunset vistas over the lake, historic Starvation Island of Operation Noah notoriety and game-rich shoreline. Larger groups of up to 60 people may relish the adventure of additional "elephant territory" accommodation aboard luxury houseboats, moored as “floating hotels” just a two-minute transfer from the lodge. 

FACILITIES that Delight at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

When you are not out on an intriguing activity you may totally relax at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and enjoy many modern facilities. Commanding centre stage is the delightful infinity swimming pool, flanked by terrace cocktail bar, wellness spa, dining deck and fire-pit, all with inspiring vistas over the lake and game-rich shoreline.

The elegant main lounge is equipped with guest internet, reference books, card and other games while the adjoining TV lounge features a full bouquet of satellite channels and full-size snooker table. There’s a fine dining room and al fresco dining terrace. 

The fabulous Kukondwa Spa!

Kukondwa! In the local Tonga language that means “welcome in the spirit of friendship.” And there cannot be a more welcoming or incredibly located Spa in Africa. Choose from a wide variety of treatments using the finest Africology natural range of products, and, as you are pampered, be inspired by the enchanting view over the massive lake and islands, always with the distinct prospect of elephants and other wildlife strolling into view on the shoreline. The Spa also incorporates a beautiful chill pool, also with that spectacular view that is the high-impact WOW signature of Bumi Hills Safari Lodge.

Our Passionate Team

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and Spa has a passionate team, both at the Lodge and at Head Office in Harare (which is the Reservations, Marketing, Sales, Accounts and Procurement team). The team at the lodge includes hands-on management, the guides (who are actively involved in Conversation and Anti Poaching), the maintenance team, the bedroom staff, front office and administration management, and the food and beverage team. The team also includes the spa therapists.

The dishes produced by the Food and Beverage Manager and Executive Chef and team is of a high standard, in both presentation and in taste.

The guiding team are experienced in giving you the best possible experience both in finding the big and small game, birding, locating good fishing spots and teaching you the value of nature and the symbiotic relationships that exist naturally in the wild. The hospitality and welcome extended to guests by the team who are mainly from the local Tonga village, will be extended when you visit the villages and meet relatives and friends, and experience their way of life.

The full Bumi team is on hand to ensure that your experience is unparalleled and we know that when you leave Bumi, your experience – on water and on land – at the lodge or surrounds will have deeply touched your soul, and that you will leave with a life time of memories.



Three Cities Group
AA Quality Assured
Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
Best Inns of Zimbabwe
African Travel and Tourism Association

Bumi Hills, Lake Kariba,
(1hr flight from Victoria Falls),

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