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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed at Bumi Hills for 3 Nights. The location is fantastic we had a room overlooking the Bumi Plains and Lake, with elephants and buffalo grazing daily. The game drives along the shoreline were great, it was a photographers dream as the colours are so good. Our Guide Maxwell, was great. Extremely friendly and informative and very patient! The...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I went with my family from Germany for one week right to BUMI Hills to celebrate my 60. birthday. It was perfect. Accomodation was perfect (overview to lake Kariba), the meals very fine, dinner at the lakeshore, wine of the best, the staff very very fiendly and game viewing the best, I had in africa (I`ve been to Afrika several...

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

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. We are so happy that you loved your stay at Bumi Hills. It really is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and a fitting place to celebrate your 60th birthday. We hope you come back to stay again soon. In the...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love the wild and staying at such an exquisite safari lodge just made this the most memorable holiday powerful ever. This place is a must to visit and stay in in one's lifetime. I have never seen so many elephants and Buffaloes by the showline everyday of our stay there. The fishing was exceptional as I lost my sense...

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

Hello Ntinibjn Thank you so much for the kind words about Bumi Hills. The game viewing in our part of the world is astonishing- we are very lucky to be able to share that with our guests. It is always great to lose yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the wild, and Kariba is the best place to forget...

Elmton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A final stop on our 3 week tour and what a finale. We had a choice of rooms, but the amazing view from the elephant room easily won. What can beat an early pre dawn game drive watching Lions wandering through the bush, followed by a lazy few hours on the balcony watching elephants, hippo and buffalo visiting the lake,...

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

Hi FizzyPhysio, Thank you so much for the great review of Bumi Hills. It is a really special place and we love guests who appreciate the splendor of Zimbabwe like we do. Congratulations on winning the fishing competition- what a perfect way to round off your trip! We hope to see you, and your prize winning fishing skills, back at...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Spent three days at this incredible resort and enjoyed every moment. It was the highlight of our Zimbabwe holiday. From the exhilarating 6 seater flight to Bumi Hills to the game drives everything exceeded expectations. The Elephant Room, which we stayed in, overlooked a water hole and Lake Kariba where we could watch all different species of animals go about...

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

Hi _mconstable48, Thank you so much for your kind words about Bumi Hills! I will be sure to pass on your praise to Charles and the rest of the team. We take pride in our work and we are so glad that we made your trip to Zimbabwe so special. Please come back and visit us again soon! Warmest regards...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent luxurious accommodation, food and the staff really make an effort to make your stay special. Rooms overlook the Kariba lake where we often saw in excess of 50 elephants at the same time either grazing or swimming with the hippos. There were a lot of elephants and quite a few small calves being protected by the matriarchs. We were...

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

Hi Geoff, Watching a herd of elephants amble around the banks of Lake Kariba is one of lifes greatest pleasures- we are so happy that we got to share that with you. Thank you for your kind words about Bumi Hills, I will pass on your praise to the rest of the team. We hope to see you again soon!...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I was there one day ago and had a fabulous time for the entire 3 days i was there, every minute of it! Very well run place, staff very friendly and professional. Staff went all out to make our time memorable. The food is to die for, one gets the feeling the chef is cooking specifically for them. Will go...

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

Hi tecla2016, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bumi Hills. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Bumi Hills is a magical place, and we strive to make sure that our guests feel special when they visit us. I will make sure to pass on your praise to the chef. He will be thrilled that...

Lagos State, Nigeria
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I was part of a tour group visiting Zimbabwe for the Sanganai/Hlanganani 2016 World Tourism Expo, and we arrived Kariba in the evening of June 8. The next day we flew to Bumi Hills. The flight was nice and just flying over Lake Kariba was great. We were received by waiting jeeps once we touched down and taken to the...

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

Hi Omoniyi_David, Thank you for your kind words about Bumi Hills. There is no better way to enjoy Kariba than on a sunset cruise, the vistas are breathtaking. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Take care and warmest regards, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

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...

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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 

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Address: | Lake Kariba, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Price Range: €256 - €513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“We had elephant room, which had great views”
  • sunset cruise
 of 5 bubbles paulafrenchp, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in the central hall, not in the rooms, take the rooms with overview to Lake Kariba.”
 of 5 bubbles xpan456, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are well appointed with great views of the lake and game”
 of 5 bubbles ntinibjn, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any one of the premium luxury rooms, great view of the lake!”
 of 5 bubbles tecla2016, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms have amazing panoramic views.”
 of 5 bubbles 558phile, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
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