Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Bumi Hills

Abundant wildlife on a private game concession
An elephant at Bumi Hills safari lodge in Zimbabwe

Get the safari experience from the comfort of this luxury lodge

There’s no more spectacular setting than a private concession of undulating hills and lush vegetation bordering Zimbabwe‘s Matusadona National Park. The surrounding bush is home to lions, leopards and elephants, while the glimmering waters of Lake Kariba play a starring role in your stay, providing a captivating backdrop for evening drinks and sunset cruises. With the lakeside panorama as its focal point, the main lodge consists of 10 spacious, air-conditioned suites, as well as a covered bar, open dining area, and a cooling infinity pool. Each with its own private viewing deck, the suites have a neutral colour palette that lends them a rustic feel, meanwhile, the two-bedroom private Baobab Villa, complete with a butler, is perfect for families.

The main draw of its location is the incredible wildlife spotting – the lake is teeming with crocodiles, hippos and a vast array of birds, which you can spot on boating or fishing trips. Game drives take place during both day and night, along with walking safaris and star gazing. Child friendly nature walks and arts and crafts will engage the whole family in the area’s natural wonders, before relaxing with a barbecue and a sundowner on the bar terrace.

Highlights

Located on a private concession next to Matusadona National Park

10 spacious suites with private viewing decks

Observe the abundant wildlife on game drives and walking safaris

Take a sunset cruise along Lake Kariba

Separate private villa with butler service and exclusive guide

Outdoor dining on the lake-view terrace

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Hwange National Park

Wilderness Linkwasha Camp
Wilderness Linkwasha Camp lies in the south-eastern corner of the legendary Hwange National Park, on a private concession close to the famed Ngamo Plains, offering excellent year-round game viewing that peaks during the summer months. Though Hwange is Zimbabwe’s most popular national park, Linkwasha’s private concessions means that guests will never see another game vehicle except those from the camp. A completely new camp, built from the ground up on the footprint of the old Linkwasha, the fresh, open and airy design is complemented by an eclectic mix of contemporary interiors with the original spirit and essence of safari. Eight en-suite luxury tents and one family tent overlook the waterhole, with the communal areas, including a pool area and a winter lounge complete with library, enjoying the same view. If you want to get even closer to nature, spend a night on Wilderness Linkwasha’s Star Bed, located on a raised platform a short drive from the main camp with nothing but a mosquito net between you and the wild. Overlooking Scott’s Pan, a favourite drinking spot for game, you can be assured of incredible sightings and a guide will be set up a short distance away should you need any assistance during the night. Wildlife frequently encountered in this area includes lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck and reedbuck. In summer, wildebeest, zebra and eland are found in abundance on the open plains, while in winter elephant congregate in enormous numbers around the waterholes. Typically for Zimbabwe, birdlife in the area is prolific with over 400 species recorded. Aside from day and evening game drives, the bush can be explored on foot and respectful visits to a local village can also be organised.