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Fanjove Island

The private Fanjove Island is part of the Songo-Songo Archipelago, a group of five islands south of Mafia Island. As soon as you step on the island, you also enter a world of pure tranquility and beauty. And the snow-white and powdery sand beneath your feet contrasts strikingly with the turquoise of the ocean waters.

Diverse fauna and flora

Thanks to the coral reefs, the strong currents of the Indian Ocean are tamed into a gentle flow by the time you reach the island. This makes the island an ideal place for swimming and exploring the underwater world. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean support the diverse flora and fauna of this enchanting world, both in the water and on land. If you go on a diving and snorkeling excursion, you can observe the many colorful fish. The coral reefs also attract many turtles that lay their eggs on the island from April to July. And on some days schools of dolphins visit the island.

Many bird species can also be spotted here, using the island as a stopover on their migration route. So take your binoculars and camera and go on a bird watching expedition. In January, the island turns into a paradise of colors when the butterflies appear here. From May to September, you’ll have the opportunity to watch humpback whales that pass by here on their journey through the Indian Ocean. The island offers a lot – from picnics on a sandbank, sunset with a glass of wine on a dhow boat, a sailing trip to kayak and mangrove tours.

Video about Fanjove Island

That's what Fanjove Island is all about!

  • Private Island
  • 11km of preserved coral reef with rich marine life
  • Nesting Green turtles
  • Mangrove
  • Tropical seabirds

Activities on Fanjove Island

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Sunbathing
  • Kayaking
  • Dhow sailing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sand bank excursions
  • Fishing
  • Private beach dinner

Fanjove Island Facts

  • Part of Songo Songo Archipelago
  • Private and secluded, perfect for honeymooners and anyone who wants some peace and quiet in an idyllic environment
  • Eco accommodation in 6 large, comfortable, unique Bandas
  • Cell Phone Reception, No WiFi
  • Excellent value for a private island

How to get there?

To reach Fanjove Island you take a small plane from Dar-es-Salaam to Songo Songo.  This will take you about 40 minutes. Your journey continues for another hour by Dhow (or 20 min by speedboat) until you set foot on paradise.