Bovu Island

The island is only accessible by dug-out-canoes

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 chalets & huts have mosquito nets and hand made wooden beds overlooking the river. There are doubles and twins, and are large enough to accommodate a small family.

Beautiful spacious reed showers with hot water, and flush toilets with septic tanks that biodegrade the waste, are shared facilities.

The library has an excellent selection of novels and guide books, for
reading on the island and leaving behind. No swaps!

The dining area and library

Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be booked at the restaurant, vegetarian options are available. The dinner cowbell in the evening will draw you out of whichever hammock you were hiding in…or away from the candle glow of the bar.

Mamma Alice serving homemade meals

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.

It looks peaceful and produces lots of fun nights

Please feel free to bring a bottle of your favourite 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 soft drinks.

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