Bumi Hills Safari Lodge: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||20|
Main description of Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge: Facilities
|Property facilities||Mobile Connectivity|
|Room facilities||Air Conditioning, Mini Bar, Tea / Coffee, Fan, Shower, En-Suite, Verandah, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, Fridge, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe|
|Available services||Credit Card, Laundry Service|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Sailing, Game Drives, Fishing, Game Viewing, Boating, Boat Cruises, Big 5, Cultural Tours, Fly Fishing, Animal Encounters, Rhino Tracking, Safaris|
Room types at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Premium rooms are sublime with awe-inspiring sunrise-and-sunset vistas over the lake, historic Starvation Island and game-rich shoreline.
Activities at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Birding at Lake Kariba
The Bumi area offers truly incredible birdlife, especially water birds, and hundreds of species have been recorded. It is a thrilling location for photography of the majestic scenery and wildlife, but also the prolific bird life for enthusiasts.
The Bumi Hills Wildlife Area is bordered in the north west by the Chalala and Mola communities, which are home to the Tonga, a delightful and very spiritual people who have resided in this area and along the length of the Zambezi river for centuries. They have preserved ancient traditions and still live a largely subsistence lifestyle that is reliant on fishing, livestock and small scale farming. In the village of Chalala these customs have melted together with the inevitable infiltration of modern ways of life. However the luxuries of a permanent electricity and water supply to homes are still absent, leaving the communities still largely reliant on the surrounding environment for their livelihood.
Lake Kariba Fishing
Bumi is the prime fishing region of Kariba and is a major attraction that sets Bumi apart from any traditional luxury safari lodge. Here it is rated one of Africas Top 20 adventures. Youll thrill to catching the razortoothed tiger, pound-for-pound one of the worlds most powerful freshwater species.
Bumi Hills has recently introduced sailing to its list of exciting activities. The lake waters around Bumi Hills are ideal to explore from our spacious 30 foot catamaran. Our fully qualified skipper is on hand to take you on a special cruise through beautiful archipelagos, bays, creeks and inlets to discover sandy beaches, birding havens and game rich ecosystems. As a special treat arrange with our activities team to take a packed picnic lunch and stop off on an island for a unique private dining experience.
Bumi is unique among luxury safari lodges because of the exquisite added dimension of the water - Kariba is among the worlds largest man-made lakes and a genuine African wilderness with far more animals than people. This allows for glorious game viwing by boat as well as the traditional open 4 x 4 vehicles and walking in the wilds with an armed professional guide.