WPCS 2.1.3
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Bumbusi Wilderness Camp

“A Private Safari Experience inside Hwange National Park”

Budget level: Affordable
When to Go
Apr to Dec
Property Type
Camp Permanent
Kids Min Age

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 including trying to track the elusive black rhino. Added to our drives and walks, the Bumbusi National Monument located a short walk from camp offers an authentic historical element to the safari.

Bumbusi Wilderness Camp is nestled in an oasis of mature trees and shade which, bolstered by the waterhole and 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 soak in after a beautiful walking safari, cosy beds and great coffee and meals around the fire! A true safari experience.

Fireside chairs overlooking the waterhole and a natural pool are two fantastic places to spend time between safari activities, and the beautiful library lounge is a perfect alternative for cooler or inclement weather. All in all, Bumbusi Wilderness Camp is perfectly designed to compliment the varied safari activities and the unique wilderness which the camp has to itself.

Experience & Activities

There are a variety of game drive routes to explore but a huge attraction for Bumbusi are the endless and varied walking safaris. The gorges, rivers and hills all make for outstanding walking safaris and occasionally cut tracks of elusive black rhino. Deeper into the dry season, the game, especially elephant, congregates around and in camp so very often you can enjoy amazing game viewing from your chalet or the pool!

Finally, the Bumbusi National Monument is located a short drive or interesting walk away – the rock carvings and ‘Great Zimbabwe style’ ruins architecture is fascinating to look at and learn about.


Chalet: Recently refurbished thatched and stone chalets are lovely and warm in the chilly winter months but delightfully cool when Hwange starts to warm up and the elephants flock into camp.

Why we like it

  • The swimming pool, fed by natural springs, is popular with elephants
  • Bumbusi is a permanent oasis thanks to perennials springs & evergreen trees
  • Remote camp still easily accessed from Victoria Falls
  • Activities include game drives, river based activities, safari walks, tours to ruins & stone carvings, bush meals, and sundowners

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