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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Stayed at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge for three nights from 7/5/2015, this trip arranged in England through, Imagine Africa. Travelled to the Lodge in a 6 seat Cessna aircraft from Victoria Falls Airport, booked through Alt Air. On the inward flight I sat up front with our Piolet, Nick and listened to the various radio messages coming through from flight...

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Catherine N, Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

This is a humbling review, from extremely receptive and involved guests.Thank you so much. The entire bush/safari experience works both ways - giving and receiving - and your evident involvement and joy in the authentic experience Bumi offers was palpable. Your comment "completely unspoiled and natural and stunningly beautiful." highlights a factor of which we are particularly proud - that...

Mutare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 7 May 2015

in the year 2014 I went to this so called bumi hills lodge with my friends and we heard a couple of beer after super which was saved a bar man called Sheckie ,a humble and ever smiling man with endless jokes that I still have the zeal to hear more.surely I enjoyed the visit and what I would like...

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Catherine N, Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! One of the many wonderful experiences at Bumi is sitting at our outdoor bar, having a drink, gazing at that magnificent view and talking to Sheckie - who is an absolute legend.Our staff are ALL so friendly, welcoming and genuinely thrilled to share the Bumi experience with our guests, they make an amazing team of...

Hoylake, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Amazing place and amazing hosts, special thanks to Catherine ( 'Really!', a very witty lady), Mike and especially Mad Max who choreographed all the amazing wildlife to be presented to us! What can I say, very special memories made here - oh and the food was gorgeous too x

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Catherine N, Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review - we can but hope that your subsequent meanderings were as action packed as were your days at Bumi..... really.... It was very special introducing a "first timer" to Zimbabwe in general and Bumi in particular - and you were here at such a beautiful time of the year - April is the...

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 29 April 2015

My husband & I spent 4 nights at Bumi, and had the most wonderful time. The lodge was quiet so we were upgraded to a luxury room, which was a super and unexpected treat. The rooms have everything you could need, and are spacious and airy with views to die for. The lodge is up on a hill so you...

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Catherine N, General Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review - one of the best decisions that you made - apart from booking at Bumi in the first place - was to stay for 4 nights - if at all possible this really is the perfect amount of time to spend here , as there is so much to do! It would be...

Hoylake, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

I had an idea that our visit was going to be good when Nick flew us into Bumi from Victoria Falls but had no idea how good. Catherine and Mike met us after being driven to the lodge by Maxwell. We stayed in the Hippo chalet and the view over Lake Kariba was fantastic and made more special with 3...

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Catherine N, General Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

You know, its not just the beauty of Bumi that makes the experience so special - its the manner in which guests like yourselves interact with every single facet of what is in offer here - from the elephants to the squirrels, from the guides to the bar staff, from having a massage to doing mighty battle with a recalcitrant...

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Upon arrival the staff so welcoming very friendly and proffessional ,the rooms best ever suited for family the family rooms,we enjoyed the game drives we had much view of the wild, the fishing activity was one of its best we had more fun on fishing my children had lots catch as it was first experience exellent activity

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Catherine N, General Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - it was an absolute pleasure to help you out with your training - we have had some interesting requests from guests but yours is definitely at the very top of the list! We wish you all the very best when running the Comrades, and hope to welcome you back one day for a slightly...

Durban
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

I was holidaying on a houseboat on Kariba with some mates and we put a special request in to Bumi which they came through on with flying colors. Specifically, we're preparing for an ultra marathon and needed to get some mileage in. We asked if we could run through their reserve, accompanied by a ranger. They agreed and we set...

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Catherine N, General Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, we were very happy to accommodate you both on your safari/marathon training session! I am pretty certain that very few, if any , of your fellow competitors would have trained alongside lion, buffalo and elephant! Our very best wishes for the actual event, and we really hope that one day you will return for...

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Thanks very much to the wonderful hospitality shown by Mike and Catherine at Bumi Hills on my recent trip to Kariba. The views and magnificent, the facilities available first class and the hospitality warm and accomodating. Thanks for taking the time to ensure our 20km comrades training run in the bush was a success.

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It was an absolute pleasure - we hope the marathon is as much fun!

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We returned to Bumi after three years, only to be greeted by the same friendly staff who were genuinely pleased to see us again. Their service throughout our 4-day stay was faultless. Our rooms were superb as were the grounds and other hotel facilities, not to mention the outstanding chef who kept us well fed morning, noon and night. The...

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Catherine N, General Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Once you have visited Bumi, she remains in your heart and, conversely, you remain in hers, hence the enthusiastic welcome when you returned, and it will be the same on your next visit ! Thank you for your kind review - we have today posted some photos of Terry, the little elephant who was born whilst you were here, on...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We just loved this lodge, right from our arrival. It's so welcoming, grand yet homely. Very spacious in every department, from lobby, dining room, pool area, fantastic 'English' gardens and great bedrooms. We had a Lake view room and I would recommend this, it's well elevated above the lake, looking across the lake and down on the animals and waterhole....

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Catherine N, Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We were thrilled to read your review voting us your most favourite lodge in Zimbabwe - given the high quality of our competition that is indeed a feather in our cap! I have passed your kind comments on to Maxwell, who responded with trademark ear to ear grin...You chose a beautiful time of the year to visit Bumi - the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bumi - just a one-hour dramatic and scenic direct flight away from Victoria Falls - is a famous safari lodge that in recent years has been constantly upgraded to international five-star standards and yet retains its utter beauty and charm that, at its heartbeat, has the most sublime and astonishing 180-degree vista that has no peer in all of southern Africa. Perched on top of a small range of hills Bumi offers guests this panoramic delight, overlooking the massive lake, islands and game-rich shoreline, from the premium rooms, the dining deck, the bar, the fire-pit , the Africology Spa and from the glorious signature pool. Bumi offers 24 rooms - 14 Lake View premium rooms set a little in front of 10 standard rooms, all en-suite and fully equipped with modern amenities. Our local Tongan staff are renowned for their friendliness and delightful service ethic. Gourmet food is created to the highest standard by our dedicated team, headed by our highly interactive executive chef. Our activities are spearheaded by an experienced Zimbabwe professional guide, licensed to walk in the wilds with guests.. Fishing, 4 x 4 game drives, boat safaris, walks and visits to a traditional Tonga village are the most popular activities. Our exclusive wildlife area is home to Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Zebra, Hippo, Crocodiles, Kudu, Waterbuck and much more! More than 400 species of birds have been recorded. Visit villages where the Tonga people have maintained their age old customs and get a truly unique cultural experience. Discover how Bumi Hills work with the communities in the area and how the lodge protects its wildlife area with a committed anti-poaching unit. ... more   less 

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Address: | Lake Kariba, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Price Range: $360 - $720 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“We had elephant room, which had great views”
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“Wifi in the central hall, not in the rooms, take the rooms with overview to Lake Kariba.”
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“All rooms are well appointed with great views of the lake and game”
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“Any one of the premium luxury rooms, great view of the lake!”
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