Fanjove Private Island Lodge

Reviews of Fanjove Private Island Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 5 of our travellers who have visited Fanjove Private Island Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs F from Hunton
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fanjove Private Island Lodge review

Wow! What an island and what a team!
Whilst we were unlucky with the weather (suffering strong winds for our entire stay on the island - so strong that minor damage was done to most bandas and sand got everywhere) we had an amazing time. It was disappointing that we couldn't go out to look for whales and dolphins (which had been seen regularly beforehand) but the weather was what it was and it made this impossible. Instead I was taken night snorkelling by Laura and another guest and this was absolutely wonderful! Never had I expected to see so much exotic night life and it is a memory I will treasure forever - yet another highlight of a wonderful trip!
The accommodation and setting within the island was just so perfect. Even the food, which had been excellent wherever we went, seemed to set new highs. To have such exquisite three course lunches and suppers which left you feeling replete but not stuffed was a delight - as was the dreaded weigh in on our return home which showed we had both lost a couple of pounds in spite of eating wonderfully well all holiday!!

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Marce from Canada
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fanjove Private Island Lodge review

We got back from Fanjove last night with one word in our heads: exquisite.

From the greeting at Songosongo, the staff greeting ( terrific Laura and Johan and a great team) we felt the privilege of feeling such as on a private beach of our own. We got the rest, the pleasure and good food we were looking for.

Our only wish would have been that of a non smoking environment.. our laws in Canada include such a fact in the quality of life. The true meaning of preservation of nature and health.
But... a wonderful holiday one this is said.

Thank you for your continuous and gracious support. The people of Fanjove have high regards for Expert Africa and the quality of clientele you send....

We are going back to Canada after three wonderful weeks in Tanzania.

Many thanks to you and your team!

Louise & Marcel

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Mrs T from Andover
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Total relaxation

Fanjove island was the perfect start to our holiday, a bit of an effort getting there but for the peace and tranquility well worth it.

We had 4 nights here so we could chill out after a long journey from the UK before our safari in the Selous. The island is very small and I think only accommodates about 12 guests. There are no bells and whistles here so if you want 24hr room service, good WIFI etc this is not for you, however you shouldn't really want for anything and the Staff here are lovely.

If you like fish everyday you're in for a treat but if you like the odd morsel of meat make sure you let them know at the beginning of your stay.

Our 4 nights here was for us the right length of time but I'm sure if you like the isolation and pure relaxation you could stay much longer.

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Mr & Mrs S from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 29-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Fanjove Private Island Lodge review

This really is an amazing place to spend some time.

Our hosts Johan and Laura ran a very efficient operation and they and all the staff made every effort to make us feel welcome and special. They were never too busy to chat, and we learnt an enormous amount from their detailed knowledge of the island and the habitat.

The strong winds and spring tides made adventures on the sea - including the passages to and from the island - interesting! - not for the faint hearted. We really enjoyed the innovative menus at all meals - particularly the varying types of fish - and our New Year's Even BBQ was memorable for all the right reasons - particularly Hakim's antics!!

We would love to go back again!

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Ms A from Zurich
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Fanjove Island - Almost paradise

We very much liked the bandas, the beach, the restaurant, the bar, the setting near the lighthouse, simply wonderful! We hope they continue their efforts to keep Fanjove environmental friendly.

There are two things we strongly recommend to change: The food: It was o.k. when we were there, but when we were back in Zanzibar we realized that the cuisine on Fanjove was boring: no spices, no Swahili dishes...

And the mattress is too hard, it's like sleeping on the floor...

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