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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Kariba
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Pure African Atmosphere Feeling”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

If Tripadvisor has 6 stars I would give Bumi Hills 6/5!

My husband and I stayed at Bumi Hills for two days, it was breathtaking experience. We enjoyed game boat and drive looking for wild animals. We were fortunate to have a room with a view to Lake Kariba. I had a spa treatment there, it was fantastic.

A huge commitment to the chef who have cooked all three meals a day. All members of staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They have gone for an extra mile!

I wish I could stay there for more nights, I will definitely highly recommend my family and friends to visit this place. I just saw the newspaper this morning that Bumi Hills are planning to launch cruise boathouse - I will definitely come back for that! I have emailed to Justine (Sale team) about boat house for further information.

Caroline

Room Tip: Premier rooms have a view of lake.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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MonyaZim, Marketing at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, January 15, 2012
Thank you for your kind and positive review of Bumi Hills. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Bumi Hills and thank you for recommending us so well to others. We hope that you will be returning for another visit again soon and we will be able spoil you even more! We have many exciting projects in the pipeline for the expansion and improvement of our current services and facilities! Please keep following us on our social media sites. These can be accessed through the lodge website.
Warm regards from the whole Bumi family!
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Jost Van Dyke
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed the service. Room had amazing view, very cosy too. The activities were also fantastic. Food was 5 star. will definitely be back!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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MonyaZim, Marketing Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
Dear Rudo,
Thank you very much for posting such a positive review of your experience at Bumi Hills on Trip Advisor. We sincerely hope to see you again soon!
Our very best wishes for a great 2012 for you and yours.
The Bumi Hills Team
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Harare
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

We had the most glorious Christmas at Bumi Hills, the children were welcomed and catered for, the game drives were most excellent (thank you Dean) and we all had hours of fun in the very inviting pool. A truly great place with out of this world views.

Room Tip: Back room are more family friendly and closer to the pool and dining room
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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MonyaZim, Marketing Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, January 9, 2012
Thank you very much for your review of Bumi Hills! We are so glad that you were able to enjoy a special family Christmas with us! We hope that you will return again soon to soak in the pool, enjoy the special views and enjoy some more adventurous activities!
Best wishes from the whole Bumi Hills team!
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northern ireland
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Overall I was very pleased with bumi, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the views were amazing and all trips were fab! I was only here for a few days and I didn't want to leave! Would definitely come back!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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MonyaZim, Marketing Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, January 9, 2012
Thank you very much for your review of Bumi Hills! We are thrilled that you had such a good experience and we thank you for your kind compliments. We greatly look forward to you returning for a another visit in the future!
Warmest wishes from the whole Bumi Hills team!
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

D. Demou Zim

A most amazing destination!!
Bumis unique location and setting, offers the most spectacular views, an abundance of wildlife and first class accommodation, cuisine and personalised service.
Each trip for us has resulted in special and memorable experiences, from catching my first trophy 'Tiger Fish' off Starvation Island last year, to a close and personal encounter with an 'Ele' that got too friendly on our recent visit in October.
Looking forward to returning again soon.

Room Tip: Front Rooms with lake view are a must!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Palmer Lake, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

Bumi Hills cares about the surrounding wildlife - they're actively involved in anti-poaching and conservation. By visiting and staying there, you not only get 4 star luxury treatment in comfort, meals and activities (not to mention unparalleled beauty) but you also directly aid their work in conservation - you can't do any better than that. It's a win-win-win for everybody including the wildlife, the locals, the local economy and Zimbabwe.

Room Tip: All the rooms are exceptional. They all have a view and if it doesn't suit you, lounging by the...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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MonyaZim, Marketing Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Hi Keith
Thank you very much for your review of Bumi Hills! Your mention of our conservation efforts are extremely well received and we thank you for your kind support in this regard! we do indeed face many challenges in our efforts to conserve the pristine environment in which we operate. It is only through the support of people like yourself that we can make a difference. We hope you will visit us again soon!
Warm wishes from the Bumi Team!
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maryland, usa
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

Bumi Hills is a wonderful Safari location with every extravagance available. The chef was well trained, presenting gorgeous meals 3 times a day. The Safari experience was delightful with water locations and bush to explore. Infinity pool cooled, as did the AC in the room at night--what luxury in the bush! The view from the deck of our room presented much entertainment---with binoculars and tea, or other libations from the in-room refrigerator, we could have watched indefinitely . The staff is remarkable with everyone giving tremendous service with panache. This is my favorite of 4 places we visited in Zimbabwe.

Room Tip: All rooms seemed equally wonderful.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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MonyaZim, Marketing Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
Dear Travelbounder
Thank you very much indeed for your positive review of Bumi Hills. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us!. We hope to welcome you back again one day not too far into the future!
Kindest regrads from the Bumi Team!
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Property: Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa
Address: Bumi Hills | Lake Kariba, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Kariba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and Spa boasts one of Africa’s finest wilderness locations with an elevated position on a range of remote hills overlooking the vastness of Lake Kariba. Bumi is situated near the North Eastern border of the Matusdona National Park and is easily accessible by light aircraft and boat, allowing you to be swiftly transported into paradise without the stress of a long journey. The safari lodge has a total of 10 rooms, all with views over Lake Kariba. All rooms are premium rooms with balconies and uninhibited views over Lake Kariba. There are garden rooms available too, reserved for guides and tour leaders, with slated terraces, set a little way back behind and on a level above the premium rooms. Taking centre stage is the beautiful infinity pool that seems to blend endlessly into the lake horizon. The pool is surrounded by intimate wine and dining terraces on different levels. The lodge interiors have been beautifully finished in a fusion of contemporary western and African styles. Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is situated on an extensive wildlife conservation area. Bumi Hills is home to lion, leopard, big herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as a multitude of different plains game. Guests can indulge in superb fishing in the lake waters surrounding the safari lodge with bream and the fighting tiger fish in abundance. Birding and cultural experiences (with the rich local Tonga culture) also abound. Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is a dream wedding destination – an incredible setting for a small, intimate event (maximum of 46 pax) whilst enjoying special time with family and friends surrounded by Lake Kariba and a myriad of wildlife! ... more   less 
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