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.