Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Matusadona


A smart, soothing sanctuary perched on a hilltop overlooking Lake Kariba. It’s impossible not to fall in love with both the lodge and its location.

With views of the Zambezi Escarpment in one direction and the vast expanse of Lake Kariba in the other, at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa you could be mistaken for thinking you’re by the sea. This really is a secret riviera in the heart of Africa.

Named after the private concession where it’s located bordering Matusadona National Park, Bumi is more sophisticated than your average bush camp but that’s what makes it such a special treat when twinned with a safari.

You’ll find an upmarket spa; lush grounds and rooms which are simply luxurious with views across the shimmering lake. The centrepiece terrace and inviting infinity pool offer the perfect place from which to peer down at elephant drinking at the shoreline, or get up close in the sunken hide down by the waterhole.

Activities include game drives, boat cruises turned fishing trips, walking with professional guides and visits to nearby villages. There is enough to keep you busy for days, and once you have seen the famous Lake Kariba sunsets you’ll want to stay forever.

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Bumi Hills sits on the shores of Lake Kariba. It has its own airstrip and takes around an hour by charter or scheduled flight from Harare or Victoria Falls.

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