fanjove island

Fanjove Private Island

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Fanjove Private Island

The Fanjove Private Island is part of the Songo Songo Archipelago, a group of five islands south of Mafia Island. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean support the diverse flora and fauna of this enchanting world, both in the water and on land. Here, the coral reefs attract many turtles that lay their eggs on the island from April to July. And on some days, schools of dolphins visit the island. You also get to spot many bird species, who use the island as a stopover on their migration route. In January, the island turns into a paradise of colors when the butterflies appear! And from May to September, you’ll have the opportunity to watch humpback whales that pass by here on their journey through the Indian Ocean. Rest assured that the scenery, as well as the wildlife, will be a treat for your eyes!

This is how you stay!

The all-inclusive island offers a lot! From picnics on a sandbank, sunsets with a glass of wine on a dhow boat, kayaking and mangrove tours. You will stay at Fanjove Island’s ecobungalows – six environmentally friendly bandas made from natural materials, running on solar energy. The eco-suits are designed to make optimal use of space, energy and scenery.
With the seating area situated on the second floor and an open-concept bathroom under the stars, you get to enjoy the beauty of this island in the most intimate way. The perfect place for a couples-retreat or for a group of explorers who prefer a private, yet unique stay on one of the islands of Tanzania.

Activities on Fanjove Island

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

How to get there?

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

That’s what Fanjove Island is all about!

  • Private island
  • 11 Kilometers of preserved coral reef with rich marine life
  • Nesting green turtles
  • Mangrove
  • Tropical seabirds

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

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