I booked 3 nights at Bumi Hills for my husband's 60th birthday on 12 June 2013. We drove to Kariba on 11 June and the Bumi boat was at Marineland to collect us and take us on a 1 hour journey over the Lake to the Bumi Lodge. The staff were waiting for us on arrival and escorted us to our lake view room. They went out of their way to make us feel very special and very comfortable. A surprise Bush Dinner was arranged for us on my husband's birthday, 12 June. We were whisked into the bush for an 'Out of Africa' experience. A three course meal was cooked and served to us complete with wine and birthday cake. During our stay we went on a sundowner game cruise, game drive and two very successful fishing trips. The guides were wonderful and the comfortable safai vehicles and the boats were a pleasure to ride in. The views from Bumi Hills Lodge are spectacular by day and night. The many lights from the kapenta rigs on the lake at night, make for a wonderful dinner experience. Thank you everyone at the lodge and the efficient booking office for making this trip so memorable.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Bumi Hills Safari Hotel Kariba