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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 1 May 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 28 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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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Bumi Hills really is a special, unique place to visit. The staff have an amazing attention to detail and you really are looked after on an individual basis. Every member of staff does an amazing job and always went out of their way to ensure they were polite and on hand to assist. A special mention to our guide Max...

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

Thank you so much for your review, its always so gratifying to hear back from guests such as yourself. Sitting at the bar with that incredible view and being entertained by Jaisons' stories is one of the small but important facets that make up the whole Bumi experience - it is always a privilege to share our bit of paradise...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I first stayed at this lodge back in the 80's when it was new. - I feel in love with exceptional and expansive views over Lake Kariba. The lodge's location on the escarpment really is magnificent. I have returned a few times since and I must say it is looking better than ever these days. The rooms are nice and...

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

Thank you for your review - its always so interesting to hear from return guests, especially ones like you who have been coming back over 30 years! We all love Bumi and make sure that we try and keep true to her tradition of grace and charm - and it sounds as though we have got it right - we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $369 - $738 (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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