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Fanjove, Kilwa, Tanzania
Fanjove Private Island
- One of the remotest beach destinations giving you a real sense of paradise
- Private, relaxed environment for you to enjoy
- Sure to redefine your idea of paradise
Facilities includeSnorkelling Diving Pure white sand beaches Direct access to the beach Room service available (must be pre-arranged)
- Day Trip
- Dhow Cruises
- Kite Surfing
Seasons in Tanzania
About Fanjove Private Island
Fanjove Private Island is sure to redefine your idea of paradise.
Newly built in 2013, this private island is located away from the more popular resorts on Zanzibar and offers guests a personal experience on only one of two private islands in the region.
Previously uninhabited, except for a few local fishermen who used the island as an occasional fishing base, Fanjove offers some of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches in the world. It is home to the shy but colourful coconut crabs and an array of bird species which nest on the island.
Fanjove Private Island has only six suites (or bandas, as they are called) generously spaced out along the beach. Each has a rustic feel to it and is powered by solar energy.
The local culinary specialities of coconut-milk curries and fresh seafood are to die for. All can be washed down with locally brewed beer and are served in the open-air lodge or on the beach next to the campfire.
Overall a holiday at Fanjove is one of pure bliss and separation from your normal day to day life. This is the kind of resort people dream about visiting and is a destination that never disappoints.
Fanjove Private Island is part of the Songo Sogno archipelago, located 87 miles south of Dar es Salaam and 20 miles off mainland Tanzania.
The island is less than 1km long and is one of two private island experiences in Tanzania.
How to get there
We will help assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
International flights - there are frequent, direct flights to Dar es Salaam from major European cities and also major African cities on connecting flights.
Fanjove Private Island is reachable via a 40 minute flight from Dar es Salaam to Songosongo air strip.
From Songosongo air strip a further, short transfer is required by boat to Fanjove Private Island.
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Fanjove Private Island is open from June to March every year. The best time to go is from October to March where temperatures are warmest and winds are lightest. Being at the equator, Fanjove experiences 12 hours of sunshine per day all year round.
High season: 20th December - 9th January
Low season: 1st September - 19th December, 10th January - 31st March
Travel insurance is mandatory.
Malaria prophylaxis is recommended.
Windy season between July and October. This can lead to fewer diving excursion trips.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome and children aged between 6 and 16 years old are charged at 50% of the adult rate. There are a limited number of activities available to children. Extra beds are available where required.
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What happens next?
- One of our experts will reply to you within 12 hours.
- We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.