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Florida
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I was there last year and it was one of the very best run places I have visited, even thought the only way to get there was by air or water..The road is impassable...The couple who were running it so well then have been let go by the new owners, SO I would hesitate in returning for another stay as...

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BumiHillsSafariLodge, Public Relations Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Thea, Thank you so much for your comments on Bumi Hills. It is a fantastic place and we can tell it holds a special place in your heart. However, Bumi Hills does not have new owners, it is however, under new management. We are confident that when you come back and visit, you will love Bumi Hills just as...

Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We recently stayed at Bumi Hills and had one of the best and most relaxing holidays of our lives. For us, it was true Africa, luxurious and natural. Service was excellent and friendly. Food was delicious, fresh and catered for all. Our room was private, beautiful and with the most amazing views ever. Our guides were true experts - they...

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BumiHillsSafariLodge, Public Relations Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Phil, Thank you so much for taking the time to give Bumi Hills such a stellar review. We are so proud of our team and we a thrilled that you felt so relaxed and at home with us. Bumi Hills is a magical place, and we love to pamper our guests and share the beauty of Lake Kariba with...

Richmond
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I'm in Wichita, Kansas, USA, and may never get to Africa, but I've just read an online news article about the elephant who had been shot by poachers and came to you for help. One of your vets flew 200 miles to help him. If I ever do get to Africa, Bumi Hills Safari lodge is the first place I'll...

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Catherine N, Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Vivian, We have been overwhelmed by the positive encouragement we have received since our story of Ben went worldwide - and yours gave us an extra boost. We hope with all our hearts that one day you are able to visit Africa , and Bumi Hills in particular - we will welcome you with open arms. with best wishes...

Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We spent part of our honeymoon at Bumi Hills 30 years ago and decided to celebrate there again- what a treat it was!!! 👏🏽🍾👏🏽 the food was outstanding; considering one is over 1,5 hours by plane away from the nearest shops , with delicious 3-course lunches and dinners. Fabulous views over Kariba. Loved our exclusive rooms with more views of...

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Catherine N, Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Monika Thank you so much for this lovely review - we are thrilled that you decided to revisit Bumi after so long, and managed to recreate the magic of your honeymoon! Bumi , as you know, is a fabulous, romantic place for any occasion - we confidently expect you back for that Ruby wedding anniversary! with best wishes Catherine

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We visited with a group of Norwegian tourists, many of them experienced travellers, both in Africa and elsewhere. All agreed Bumi Hills is a wonderful place. So beautiful! And with an exceptionally friendly and service-minded staff at all levels. Our room was clean and very comfortable, with a marvellous view of the lake and the plain beneath us. Excellent food....

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I will never forget my stay in Bumi Hills. Fantastic room. Swimming pool and the area around with sunbeds was excellent. Restaurant and bar gave us high quality on food, wine and service. Your daily arrangements in the nature was excellent.

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Catherine N, Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our lodge - we are incredibly fortunate to be able to share this beautiful piece of wilderness with our guests, and hopefully the food, wine and general atmosphere enhanced your whole experience. We will never forget our lovely, enthusiastic Norwegians, either! with best wishes, Catherine

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Bumi is situated beautifully with view to Lake Kariba. The atmosphere is autentic, very friendly and it shows that the staff are in good hands. EVERYBODY gave the impression that they wanted our stay to be memorable and so it did. The options for activities were many. The rangers were excellent. A highly recommended place to stay!

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Catherine N, Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for our very kind review. We really enjoyed having you and your group to stay, as your enthusiasm and excitement was contagious - we have such a unique piece of Wilderness here at Bumi Hills, and we love sharing it with our guests. I have passed on your compliments to all our staff, who really appreciate...

Cork
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Bumi Hills has a wonderful location, the Premium rooms are superb but the key to its success lies in it staff. Catherine and her team strike just the right balance between amiability and professionalism. Genuine, sincere, delighted to help with the smallest detail, it attains that unique five star intimacy with ease.

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Catherine N, Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review - and to be named your favourite hotel in Africa is just amazing - we are exceptionally fortunate to have such wonderful staff and you are quite right - it makes all the difference. We hope to welcome you back one day! with best regards Catherine

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Bumi has managed to find the perfect balance between luxury and staying true to the purity of the African savanna. The passion and wealth of knowledge demonstrated by all your guides while sharing their remarkable stories added such personal touch to our already amazing trip. A huge thank you to all the wonderful people at Bumi for making our return...

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Catherine N, Manager at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you to you and all your family for taking the trouble to write a review, and such a sensitive one - you are right about the balance being so important, and its very gratifying to hear that we have managed to achieve that. Don't leave it too long to return again! with best regards Catherine

Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Absolute paradise! Stunning views, incredible food, amazing wildlife, tranquility and everyone who works there is friendly, knowledgeable and truly goes above and beyond. Ultimate luxury while staying true to the African ambience. Cannot wait to start planning our next visit there...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa

Address: Bumi Hills | Lake Kariba, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Price Range: ₹ 51,083 - ₹ 68,650 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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