Our recent visit to Bumi Hills was a great reviver. The venue on the shores of Lake Kariba is stunning and the views are spectacular. Having a premium room with a great view of the lake and waterhole ensured sightings of loads of birds and other wildlife. It was tempting not to leave the room at all. We went on game drives, pampered ourselves with massages and generally relaxed. The food is wonderful and the staff very attentive but not intrusive. It is not the easiest venue to visit, boat rides across the lake can be choppy, but well worth the effort. Fly in if you can. We had a great four days there with a large party of friends and Bumi management and staff made it a complete success, loads of fun and yet very relaxing.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Bumi Hills Safari Hotel Kariba