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12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

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Fanjove Private Island - Tanzania

Disconnect from the real world and be transported to heaven on earth. The idyllic Fanjove Island is a dreamy oasis of white sandy beaches, surrounded by pure azure blue water. Get in touch with nature, switch off stress and take the time to unwind.

Fanjove is a small island in the Songo Songo archipelago, off the south-east coast of Tanzania, close to the region of Kilwa. It is a private resort, rented from the local Songo Songo community.

The clear waters around the islands are decorated with corals, dolphins play in the surf and birds dance in the blue sky. Visit the old lighthouse on your walk around the island, explore all the water sports activities available and dine under the stars with your feet in the sand.



Main Attractions

Fanjove Island is a private island with white sands and azure blue waters. The main attractions are:

  • It’s a private Island, just you and the guests of the other 5 bandas (cottages) will be here
  • Snorkelling straight of the beach
  • A range of water activities including diving, snorkelling, dhow sailing, kayaking, and fishing
  • Excellent bird watching
  • Turtle hatching and humpback whale watching in season
  • Check out the size of the largest terrestrial crustacean, the coconut crab

 

Fanjove private island, a real Robinson Crusoe feel

Go back to basics and enjoy the private island feel whilst relaxing on the beautiful beaches. The fact there is no wifi or internet available means you won’t get distracted by emails and you can focus on the beauty of the island.

Snorkelling straight from the beach in front of your banda (cottage)

The reef starts right in front of the beach and you can literally walk out and start snorkelling. A great way to cool off and explore the amazing underwater world.

Water activities

Fanjove Island has plenty to offer in terms of water-based activities. You can go snorkelling, diving, kayaking, dhow sailing and fishing.

Other excursions are also offered and many activities can be arranged, for example, deep sea fishing or a picnic on a sandbank combined with snorkelling a little further out.

Bird watching on Fanjove Island

Lots of migrating birds rest and feed on the island from November onwards. At other times there are the variety of resident birds to enjoy.

Turtle hatching and humpback whales around Fanjove Island

Although both green turtles and hawksbill turtles can be found in the area, only the green turtles nest on the island. Turtle hatching occurs between April and July.

Humpback whales travel in the channel between the mainland and the Songo Songo archipelago between June and October. If you are lucky you might be able to spot them straight from the beach of Fanjove Island.

The coconut crab of Fanjove Island

The coconut crab is the largest of all terrestrial crabs. It can grow up to 60cm in length and weigh 4kg. They forage at night and the diet does indeed include coconuts. They climb the trees and cut them off, once on the ground they are able to cut them open and eat. You can find them on Fanjove Island, one of the few places they remain as it is considered a delicacy by the locals. On Fanjove Island they are protected.

 

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  • Fanjove Island tries hard to be as eco-friendly as possible, with several strategies to minimise the impact on the environment. These include solar panels for light in the bandas and hot showers, a waste recycling system, collection of rain water, and buying local, fresh produce to minimise the footprint needed to import food.
  • The Songo Songo archipelago (of which Fanjove is one island) has been declared a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. Together with the Rufiji River delta, the Mafia archipelago and the coastline around Kilwa Masoko.
  • Fanjove Island is only one of two private island experiences in Tanzania. The other is Mnemba Island which is a lot more expensive.

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Popular Activities

  1. Snorkelling
  2. Swimming
  3. Relaxing
  4. Diving
  5. Kayaking
  6. Kite surfing
  7. Sun bathing
  8. Picnic on deserted sandbanks
  9. Dhow Sailing
  10. Bird Watching
  11. Sunset cruises
  12. Fishing
  13. Reading your book
  14. Walking
  15. Dining under the stars on the beach

Meals on Fanjove Island are focussed around seafood, using the locally available ingredients. However, dietary requirements can be catered for if notified early.

Tipping is not expected, but much appreciated by the staff.

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