A new airline, Bumi Air, has been launched to make a luxury lodge on the shores of the Lake Kariba more accessible to local and international visitors. Given its remoteness, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge has undertaken a major effort to make access by air a priority, and is now offering flights from Harare and Victoria Falls.
Three light aircraft: a Navajo PA31 (6-7 seats), a Barron 55 (4-5 seats) and a Cessna 182 (2 seats), are available for charter or scheduled flights.
For many visitors, the name Bumi conjures up images of idyllic sunsets, viewing of abundant game, fishing and cruising on the waters of Lake Kariba and just plain relaxing in the splendid isolation of a peaceful corner of the African bush.
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, run by managing director Lovemore Mangwende, is situated on long, flat-topped hill feature, high above the waters of Lake Kariba, giving guests unrivalled views of the surrounding waters and proximity to wildlife.