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Fanjove Island

Fanjove Island is part of the Songo-Songo Archipelago, a group of five islands south of Mafia Island. It can be reached by flight from Dar es Salaam. A subsequent boat trip takes you to the private island of Fanjove. As soon as you step off the boat you will have the impression of entering a world of pure peace and beauty that you have only dreamed of until now. The snow-white and powdery sand under your feet is in striking contrast to the turquoise of the sea water.

A pearl in the Indian Ocean

The strong currents of the Indian Ocean are tamed to a gentle flow thanks to the coral reefs, until you reach Fanjove Island. This makes it the ideal place to swim and explore the underwater world. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean have a constant warm temperature and 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 trip, you can observe the many colorful fish. The coral reefs also attract many turtles, which lay their eggs on the island from April to July. And on some days schools of dolphins visit the island.

Animals on Fanjove Island

You can sight many species of birds here, which use the island as a stopover on their migration route. So bring your binoculars and camera and set off on a birdwatching expedition. In January the island turns into a paradise of colours when butterflies appear. From May to September you will have the opportunity to watch humpback whales passing by on their journey through the Indian Ocean. The island has a lot to offer – from a picnic on a sandbank, sunset with a glass of wine on a dhow boat, a sailing trip to kayak and mangrove tours.

Contact us for a personal advice on how to incorporate Fanjove Island into your safari itinerary. It is also possible to combine Fanjove Island with a stay at Zanzibar Island or after a dream safari on the mainland.

Video about Fanjove Island

Fanjove Island features

  • Private Island
  • 11km of preserved coral reef with rich marine life
  • Nesting Green turtles
  • Mangrove
  • Tropical seabirds
  • White sandy beaches
  • Palm trees
  • Turquoise ocean
  • Tropical climate
  • Friendly staff
  • Delicious food
  • Beautiful nature

Activities on Fanjove Island

  • Scuba divingfanjove kayak
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Sunbathing
  • Kayaking
  • Dhow sailing
  • Birding
  • Sand bank excursions
  • Fishing
  • Private beach dinner

Travel time to Fanjove Island

About 40 minutes by small plane from Dar es Salaam to Songo Songo, then an hour by Dhow (or 20 min by speedboat) to Fanjove Private Island

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
  • Daily caught seafood and freshly made curries
  • Cell Phone Reception, No WiFi
  • Secure – private security
  • Excellent value for a private island

Travel tips from our experts about Fanjove Island

Fanjove is a beautiful and super romantic island where you can enjoy the peace and beautiful beach. Perfect for newlyweds on honeymoon! Contact us so we can tell you more about all the options that are available.

Our Advice:

How long to stay?: At least 3 nights

Which Hotel? There are 6 private, ocean front, eco Bandas