We booked for a family group of 8 - for a week in February which is usually considered off-peak season. We were delighted to be upgraded to the premium rooms which are absolute luxury: tastefully furnished, well appointed, a comfortable king size bed under huge moquito nets and nice touches like freshly ground coffee for the in-room caffetiere and home baked biscuits to have with your morning cuppa!
The weather was warm but not oppressive and the staff went to great lengths to cater for all our needs. Meals served on the deck overlooking the lake shore were relaxed and delicious ; game guides were so friendly and interesting; tiger -fishing was exceptional; the spa was great for those of us wanting a little pampering out of the sun! Although the bush was quite thick following the rains, our guides, Willem and Madison, managed to find plenty of smaller things for us to see and we enjoyed close encounters with elephant and lion. It was very peaceful too, most days we had the lovely swimming pool to ourselves and we enjoyed the company of staff around the bar in the evenings. Definitely going back again!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bumi Hills Safari Hotel Kariba