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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Lake Kariba

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge sits neatly atop a range of remote hills in one of the most picturesque wilderness areas in Zimbabwe, with the breathtaking Zambezi escarpment as the backdrop to a panoramic view of the mesmerising Lake Kariba.

The lodge comprises of just ten stylish lake view suites and one two-bedroomed private Baobab Villa, fitted with its own living room, bar and indoor and outdoor dining, as well as a private butler, safari guide and vehicle – something which completely enhances the intimacy of this unique location! From every vantage point of the lodge, both suites and main building, the views across the surrounding landscapes are simply spectacular. The lodge has been designed to seamlessly blend in with its natural surroundings, and the central infinity pool in the main building allows for a flawless, uninterrupted view of the stunning lake and surrounding bush.

Bumi Hills has something for everyone, and days are spent either on the lake or on walking safaris with exceptional guides who are well versed in all aspects of the area. The exhilarating game drives and search for fossilised dinosaur footprints ensure a once in a life time experience. The incredible wildlife experience is only one aspect of the African Bush Camps ethos, the group is committed to community and conservation projects as well. The partnership between various stakeholders strives towards sustainability and empowering communities with opportunities to be self-sufficient. The inclusion of local communities is an inspirational aspect of the lodge and enables perspective and insight into the challenges and accomplishments of the committed team on the ground.

Bumi Hills allows children of all ages sharing with adults, and the rates include all meals and all beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne. The morning and evening game drives, walking safaris, boating, sunset cruises, fishing and village visits are also included. In addition, the transfers to and from the nearest airstrip and Bumi Hills, Anti-Poaching Unit donation is automatically included in the daily rate. The lodge has seasonal rates which allows flexibility to adapt your visit around seasons and rate variations.

The high season months (June to October) are excellent times to travel. The area is well worth visiting all year round, however the it’s worth bearing in mind the high temperatures from December to mid-March.

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