I grew up in Southern Africa and together my British husband and I have been to dozens of bush lodges in several African countries.Without doubt, we have never encountered friendlier and more accommodating staff than those we had the pleasure of meeting at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. At the same time their service was professional and faultless. During our 5 day visit we were taken fishing and on several game drives and boat cruises by Madison whose
knowledge of the flora, the animals, and in particular the abundant birdlife around Bumi left us astounded. His passion, expertise and determination in seeking out the animals we particularly wanted to see ensured that every trip into the bush or onto the lake was an exciting adventure. We were not surprised to hear another guest refer to him as "Madison the legend! The lodge is situated in a wonderfully peaceful position overlooking the lake and the rooms are tastefully furnished and have balconies that offer fantastic views of the lake and bush. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge.
- 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