Bumbusi Wilderness Camp is the loving refurbishment of a favorite old childhood bush camp, now owned and managed by two adventurous families united by a common love of Zimbabwe’s beautiful wilderness and a desire to help preserve it. We love being able to share this once-forgotten oasis with visitors from all over the world.
The camp is tucked beneath a lush grove of giant Mahogany and Jackalberry trees that flourish alongside an ancient series of bubbling springs.
We have seven comfortable guest rooms, each with a private open-air bathroom and a cosy verandah, perfect for arm-chair game viewing or reading a book in the afternoons.
The original stonework of the camp was preserved during its refurbishments in keeping with our values of honoring the rich history of the region, but the added touches of canvas and thatch give Bumbusi an authentic safari feel.
The camp’s lounge is one of our favorite places, decorated in luxurious earthy tones and decked with interesting books and eclectic artifacts carved and crafted by talented local artists, an idyllic spot for guests to makes themselves at home. This is also the place to charge cameras, phones or video equipment.
In the spirit of true pioneering days, we always try to keep the kettle filled and boiling on the fire in our main area, ready for tea or coffee no matter what the time is. It makes us feel like we’re camping, even if we are staying in beautiful thatched guest rooms!
Bumbusi’s swimming pool, fed by the natural springs, is as popular with the elephants as it is with our guests, which makes for rather close and novel encounters with these friendly tusked giants. No other African animal seems to evoke quite the same amount of awe as the elephant and being so close to these supremely intelligent pachyderms is something only a few people experience in their lives, a highlight that many of our guests recount with wonder.
Bumbusi’s calm, meditative atmosphere provides the perfect environment to connect closely with nature while making a wonderfully intimate setting for family and friends to enjoy an unforgettable holiday together.
In an effort to preserve Bumbusi for future generations we feel a great deal of responsibility to keep our environmental footprint as light as possible. Our waste is recycled responsibly and Bumbusi relies 100% on solar to power the camp. Our food is sourced from local Matabeleland farmers and many of our staff members were trained and skilled in-house.
Please note: we are in a very remote area and there is no wifi available at the camp. A satellite phone is available in camp for guest emergencies.