A breeze stirs the wooden mobile suspended from a waterberry tree outside the thatched bar, and the Zambezi flows by. Rhythmic music drifts out across the river to where the hippos are wallowing. Bovu Island is a piece of paradise on Earth, with wooden and reed huts strung out along the river's edge.
Please note that Bovu Island is not a nine star venue, so don't expect to be waited on. The staff wear their own everyday clothes and the atmosphere is generally laid back. As all the floors are white sand, it's a barefoot paradise.
The huts have mosquito nets and handmade wooden beds overlooking the river. There are doubles and twins, and are large enough to accommodate a small family.
Beautiful reed showers with hot water, and flush toilets with septic tanks that biodegrade the waste, are shared facilities.
The campsite has a self-catering kitchen, where you can cook on charcoal provided by the camp. You can bring your own tent or hire one of ours with bedding provided.
The library has an excellent selection of novels and guide books, for
The kitchen is at the heart of the island, but the soul of Bovu is the bar, a magical place with the best music and a mad collection of hats.
Please feel free to bring a bottle of your favorite wine or special reserve along to the bar. No corkage is charged. We only have one gas fridge, so please note that we are unable to store your own beers and softdrinks.