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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...

Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed spectacular views of the lake and animals from one of the premium rooms. The friendly staff were always ready and willing to assist beyond call of duty. We were impressed by the level of cleanliness in the rooms. Very neat. Exciting game drives and cruises. The atmosphere is perfect for relaxation. At a loss for words to describe...

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

Thank you for your kind review, we so enjoyed having you to stay and thank you also for deciding to spend your special anniversary at Bumi! We are looking forward to your return - and for more fishing, game viewing and eating chocolate cake! best regards Catherine

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Bumi Hills was so good, we stayed for 30 days! And then we stayed another 30 days the next year! That was last year, and this year, we hope and pray we will get to Bumi again. It's not just the welcome, or the scenery, or the incredible food, or the lions, or the elephants, or the monkeys, or the...

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2015

I was at Bumi Hills about 20 years ago on an educational organised by Air Zimbabwe we had 2 fantastic nights there, our rooms overlooked where the elephants grazed, the food was amazing, the safari was great, in fact I still rave about it now, it is the one place I would love to bring my husband, and now we...

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Tirol, Austria
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Bumi Hills is a perfect place for relaxing and game-viewing at Lake Kariba. The rooms are spacious and have a great view over the lake. Perfect service, friendly staff and geat food make Bumi Hills to the best place to stay at Lake Kariba.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post this review - we are thrilled that you enjoyed Bumi so much, and experienced wonderful game sightings, including our pride of lion! This time of year , our rainy season, offers so much despite the occasional unscheduled thunder storm! The brilliance of the colours, the plethora of baby impala make it a...

Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 17 December 2014

after tiring road trip to Bumi,(its 60km from Siakobvu but will take you four good hours to get there) was greeted by friendly staff and booked into my room which had a lovely view of the lake.its an experience close to none.

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

Although you did choose a slightly unconventional method of arriving at Bumi, we were very pleased to welcome and refresh you both after such a tiresome journey! We hope that next time you experience the pleasure of cruising across the lake from Kariba to begin your holiday, and that you can stay a bit longer! Best regards Catherine

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This was my second visit to Bumi Hills after a gap of a few years. It really is a wonderful place to stay and is situated in a amazing location overlooking the magnificent expanses of Lake Kariba. Upon arrival at Bumi we were warmly greeted at the entrance to the Lodge by the Manager and her team. The check-in process...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our lovely lodge, and we are so pleased that you returned after a long absence, and enjoyed yourself so much - one night was not enough! Your comments on our Premium rooms are valid , and we will be refurbishing all of them next year, to a an even...

Congleton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2014

I have been to Zimbabwe 5 times over a 20 year period, I've pretty much been to every major hotel, and tourist attraction in the country, including staying at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Elephant Hills to name a few. On my latest visit in November 2014 to celebrate my 40th birthday we spent five nights on a luxurious house...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we really enjoyed having your party for the day and wish that you could have stayed a bit longer! We have to agree with you that Bumi should be on everyone's "bucket list" - its hard to convey the magic and peace of the area without launching into "purple prose", but...

Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We had three days at Bumi Hills. Got there by light plane from Vic Falls. A sincere welcome from the management and staff at the Lodge. Room came with outstanding hilltop view over Lake Kariba with game nearly always in view. Delightful infinity pool area next to the bar and restaurant. Early morning and late afternoon game drives conducted by...

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

Thank you both for your kind comments about our beautiful lodge. I particularly loved the written image of the elephant dusting off his lunch right next to the vehicle - that crunching is certainly memorable! I am glad that you were able to take some time out from your very busy athletic schedule to unwind at Bumi - and very...

Reviewed 23 October 2014

Our stay at bumi hills for one week was absolutely great! Friendly familiar staff, good service, delicious food and clean rooms. But the best was to stay that close to the nature, to hear the lions, see the monkeys playing on the trees, watch the elephants on the lake -sometimes even from our balcony.. I was one week before in...

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our lodge - we so enjoyed having you to stay, watching you catch your first fish(es) was wonderful, its always exciting to introduce Africa to a guest for the first time. We hope that you will be back one day, for more up close views of our obliging leopard! with very...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa

Address: Bumi Hills | Lake Kariba, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Price Range: $896 - $1,414 (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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