Overview

 

Masumu River Lodge boasts spectacular views over Lake Kariba – encapsulating the western waters and characteristic islands of this area. Built into the slope of a hill in the Binga province of Zimbabwe, the lodge offers stunning panoramic vistas from various levels. Nine en suite lodges as well as two family lodges all welcome daydreaming from private verandahs and balconies.

 

A stay at Masumu River Lodge will not only fulfill your appetite for an African adventure, but satiate your cultural curiosity as well. Binga is an area rich in Tongan culture, and we encourage guests to immerse in and learn about both the past and present ways of the local people.

 

LODGE FACT SHEET

 

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  • Location

    Masumu River Lodge boasts spectacular views over Lake Kariba – encapsulating the western waters and characteristic islands of this area. Built into the slope of a hill in the Binga province of Zimbabwe, the lodge offers stunning panoramic vistas from various levels.

  • Accommodation

     

    It is all about the view at Masumu River Lodge, with each room and entertainment area boasting panoramics of Lake Kariba. There are various options and spaces which welcome you to relax and surrender to your holiday – in the pool, at the bar, in the lounge or on your own private balcony. Wi-Fi is available at reception to connect with the outside world before you return to soaking in sunsets, gin and tonics and the scenery beyond.

     

    Nine en suite lodges as well as two family lodges all welcome daydreaming from private verandahs and
    balconies.


     

  • Facilities

     

    It is all about the view at Masumu River Lodge, with each of the 9 en-suite lodges and 2 family lodges boasting panoramics of Lake Kariba.

     

    There are various options and spaces which welcome you to relax and surrender to your holiday – in the pool, at the bar, in the lounge or on your own private balcony. Wifi is available at reception to connect with the outside world before you return to soaking in sunsets, gin and tonics and the scenery beyond.

     


     

    9 en-suite lodges with private balconies
    2 family lodges with private verandahs
    Fans and mosquito nets in each room
    Indoor and outdoor dining area
    Bar with patio
    Lounge
    Swimming Pool
    Wifi at reception

  • Activities

     

    Fishing:
    Located on the western end of Lake Kariba’s southern shore, Binga is known for its fishing and boating. Rise with the sun to take to the lake, trying your hand at fishing on the famous Lake Kariba – an immersive experience of its waters.

     

    Half Day Town Tour:
    A stay at Masumu River Lodge will not only fulfill your appetite for an African adventure but satiate your cultural curiosity as well. Binga is an area rich in Tongan culture, and we encourage guests to immerse in and learn about both the past and present ways of the local people. Embark on a tour with a private guide to the local museum, engaging in conversations with the local people. On return to the lodge, experience the natural hot springs which Binga offers, a unique safari excursion.

     

    Sunset Cruise:
    For those who wish to remain on the lake, a sunset cruise is available to soak in more hours on the water, while soaking in the colours of the sky as day gives way to night. A Kariba sunset is truly like noneother, akin to a painting and imprinted in memory.

     


     

     

    Fishing

    Located on the western end of Lake Kariba’s southern shore, Binga is known for its fishing and boating. Rise with the sun to take to the lake, trying your hand at fishing on the famous Lake Kariba – an immersive experience of its waters. Exploring the islands and waterways of Binga fulfills the need for wide-open Zimbabwean waters.

     

    Half Day Town Tour

    A stay at Masumu River Lodge will not only fulfill your appetite for an African adventure, but satiate your cultural curiosity as well. Binga is an area rich in Tongan culture, and we encourage guests to immerse in and learn about both the past and present ways of the local people. Embark on a tour with a private guide to the local museum, engaging in conversations with the local people. On return to the lodge, experience the natural hot springs which Binga offers, a unique safari excursion.

     

    Sunset Cruise

    For those who wish to remain on the lake, a sunset cruise is available to soak in more hours on the water, while soaking in the colours of the sky as day gives way to night. A Kariba sunset is truly like none other, akin to a painting and imprinted in memory.

     

  • Experience

    Masumu River Lodge is an invitation for exploration – of the landscape, waterways, islands, Batonga villages and museums. Your experience of Zimbabwe with Masumu is a multi-faceted adventure – fringed in the comfort of the lodge with air conditioning and private views of the lake for moments of reprieve.

     

    After a day’s expedition, whether on the lake fishing, exploring the town or visiting the hot springs, the view from the lodge calls for cocktails and sunsets. For those who wish to remain on the lake, a sunset cruise is available to soak in more hours on the water, while soaking in the colours of the sky as day gives way to night. A Kariba sunset is truly like none-other, akin to a painting and imprinted in memory.

  • Getting there

    Reachable by road and light aircraft. Flying into Bulawayo, your drive to Binga will take 7 hours. Flying into Victoria Falls, your drive to Binga will take 5 hours.

  • Food

     

    We utilise the surrounding villages to supply fresh produce to the lodge where possible. This will facilitate empowering the local farmers and support the villages in a continuous and sustainable way.

  • Gernal Information

     

    Climate
    Summer months (September to March) tend to be quite hot and has the highest rainfall of the year.

    Cooler months (April to August) tend to have cool to warm days, with evening and night temperatures being rather chilly.

     

    Child Policy

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    *Children 0 – 3 years stay free of charge

    * Children in a family room or occupying their own room: Children aged 4

    – 12 years pay 50% of the adult rate; Children aged 13 – 17 years pay 75% of the adult rate.

     

    Water Supply

    Water is supplied from the lake and goes through a filtration system.

     

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