Boutique Luxury

Fanjove Private Island

Fanjove Private Island is an oasis of exclusivity in the Indian Ocean. With only 10 villas, all dotted along the white sand with views over the turquoise waters, expect barefoot luxury and some of the best snorkelling to be found in the region.

Tanzanian Coast, Tanzania
Fanjove Private Island
  • Fanjove island is secluded and exclusive with soft white-powder sands, clear turquoise waters and 19th century ruins

  • Getting to Fanjove Island is an experience in itself, arriving onto this small private island via a traditional dhow is a true Robinson Crusoe experience.

  • Enjoy bare foot luxury in this intimate camp comprising of only six villas on the beach.

  • Enjoy an array of activities such as diving and snorkelling, kayak trips or marine safaris in search of dolphins and maybe even whales.

Arrive onto the Robinson Crusoe-esque island of Fanjove  for a truly remote and exclusive beach experience off the coast of mainland Tanzania. The Songo Songo Archipelago is comprised of just 6 small islands and Fanjove island is dedicated purely to this small intimate lodge with only 10 beach front eco villas. This bare foot luxury, exquisite setting boasts soft white powdered beaches, clear turquoise waters and intact coral reefs that span for miles.

Completely refurbished in 2022, these private villa are set along the sandy shores, with stunning views out to sea from your bed and your personal upstairs balcony. In order to minimise environmental impact, rooms are run using solar power and are built using sustainable materials such as palm leaves and traditional local wood.

Fanjove Island is part of the Selous Safari Company portfolio so service and dining is a key part of your stay, enjoy freshly caught fish on the beach or indulge in their well known curries under the starry night sky. For an extra special experience, request sundowner drinks from the top of the nearby 19th century tree house.

The Indian Ocean beckons at Fanjove, with clear azure waters perfect for snorkelling and diving and dolphins are often seen during boat excursions. Get out on the water in a kayak or paddle board or spend the afternoon on a private sand bank. Explore the island on foot and see the old lighthouse that overlooks the lodge or spot the beautiful bird life. You can also try your hand at fishing or simply relax on the beach and let the world go by.

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Tanzanian Coast, Tanzania

Fanjove Private Island is in the Songosongo Archipelago off the coast of Tanzania and is one of six small islands. Access is via Dar es Salaam on a small charter flight to the main island in the Archipelago, Songo Songo, before catching a traditional dhow sailing boat to the small private island.

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