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Fanjove Island
Fanjove Island
Fanjove Island
Fanjove Island

Fanjove Island

Fanjove Island: in detail

Fanjove Island beach holidays: the full story

Located 20 miles off the Tanzanian coast, the stunning Fanjove Island has previously been inaccessible to all except a few local fishermen and the stunning bird and wildlife which thrive in its tropical vegetation.

In 2013 a very reputable operator set up a small eco lodge here, which gives intrepid travellers the opportunity to experience this beautiful island.

Fanjove Island is simply teeming with wildlife. Its white sandy beaches are a nesting site for both green and hawksbill turtles, with the young hatching between April and July. Fanjove is home to many native birds, including herons, weavers and egrets; there are also a multitude of migrant species visiting its shores between November and March. Over 10km of coral reef sit offshore which is home to a wide variety of marine life. Should you dive beneath the waves you can discover a huge number of tropical fish including sweetlips, parrot and puffer fish. If you are lucky you can even encounter pods of spinner and bottle nosed dolphins, turtles and occasionally migrating humpback whales.

A number of activities are on offer from Fanjove Private Island Lodge. Kite surfing and diving are both fantastic options for those feeling a little more adventurous, whilst those looking for a more relaxed experience can take a cruise on a traditional dhow sailing boat. You can also explore the Fanjove nature trail or simply enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters.


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Fanjove Island Lodge

Fanjove Lodge

Fanjove Private Island Lodge is a relatively new place to stay, and the very first on this previously unexplored private island.


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