Masumu River Lodge, Binga | Hideaways Life-Changing Experiences

Masumu River Lodge, Binga

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.

Your 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.

Sunset Cruise

Half Day Town Tour


Masumu, Binga


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.


From USD 175 per person sharing. (Green Season)

All meals, water, soft drinks, beers, ciders, mixers and house wine, 1 activity per day (half day cultural tour of Binga, sunset cruise), laundry.

Transfers, imported and premium brand drinks.

SADC* rates are available. Please contact us to enquire.

*Southern African Development Community

Meet The Team

Local to the area, the Masumu River Lodge team welcomes guests and serves with pride of their homeland. With personal knowledge of the area, they enhance your stay by guiding your activities, sharing stories and attending to your every need. The Tongan people of Binga are a unique tribe in the country, adding a wonderful and welcoming cultural experience to your safari.

Safari Collection

Each of our Hideaways collections have been designed to deliver an extraordinary safari experience, in close proximity to Africa’s spectacular wildlife and pristine wilderness, whilst ensuring the conservation of these unique conservation areas. With over 30 years of travel experience, unprecedented hospitality and the finest bespoke eco-offering, we ensure that our guests experience the best of Southern Africa in absolute comfort and style.

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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

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