“We know Hwange well and have spent a lot of time in the Park over the years, but Bumbusi really is something extraordinary!”

– Dirk Holshausen

Remote Location
Close-up Wildlife Encounters
Diverse Experiences

Bumbusi Wilderness Camp Offers a Private Safari Experience inside Hwange National Park

Many people struggle to find safari camps that are unique and private. Bumbusi Wilderness Camp’s historical ruins site and secluded game viewing offers guests the chance to experience a Zimbabwean safari with a difference! The camp offers an exceptionally unique experience in a reclaimed corner of Hwange National Park where the various gorges, drainage lines and hills are perfect for safari lovers who like to explore a region on foot. The shady oasis of camp acts like a magnet for wildlife, especially the elephant as the season gets drier which makes for incredible game viewing. Added to the walking and game drive experience, the Bumbusi National Monument adds a beautiful richness to any safari and is located a short drive from camp.

Highlights from Bumbusi Wilderness Camp include:


The location is unusual in that it offers a really remote camp that is still easily accessed from Victoria Falls.

bumbusi wilderness camp hwange national park elephant swimming pool

Unlike most of the drier sandveld Hwange based camps, Bumbusi is always an oasis, thanks to the evergreen trees and perennial springs.


Quality game viewing in a secluded  area ensuring you don’t need to share sightings with other camps! 

“This was the first time we were ever in Africa and I couldn’t have asked for better ambassadors than all of those at Bumbusi. The entire experience was incredible and will be remembered for a lifetime.”
– The Williamson family, USA, 2022

Your safari experience should be unique and memorable 

As a completely untouched wilderness, Bumbusi allows a discerning safari lover to have this entire corner of Hwange National Park to themselves. Aside from Big 5 game viewing by vehicle, there is an incredible variety of walking safaris available. Added to our drives and walks, the Bumbusi National Monument located a short walk from camp offers an authentic historical element to the safari.

Lion lying down in Hwange National Park
“We cannot heap enough praise on our experience. The camp was my favourite! There is nothing cloned about it. It has charm and quiet elegance. It is not pretentious  It has the rare combination of just being able to belong, and it has every comfort anyone could ask for. Even the pool, which is more like a farm reservoir, fits perfectly.” 
– Paul Connelly, 2022

An evergreen Hwange National Park experience

Bumbusi Wilderness Camp is nestled in an oasis of mature trees and shade which, bolstered by the natural pool, makes for a wildlife magnet, especially in the dry season. The stone and thatch chalets all look out onto the lawns and water and compliment the incredible geology of this reclaimed wilderness. Expect hot soaking showers, a cool pool to dip into after a beautiful walking safari, cosy beds and great coffee and meals around the fire! A true safari experience.

Room type

7x en-suite chalets

Open Dates

1 March – 31 December

Camp Capacity

Max 14 people

Booking Basis

Exclusive use only

Bumbusi operates on an exclusive camp booking basis only.

This means guaranteed private camp, private vehicle and private concession for any visit.

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Please note that there is no campsite facility at Bumbusi.


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