Tropical island in the Indische Oceaan
The island of Fanjove with its beautiful pristine nature, 30 km from the coast, has not yet been discovered.
The tropical island is located in an area that has little tourism. An unforgettable Robinson Crusoe experience on a uninhabited island. Here, you can still feel the true calm island feeling.
- Surface 5 km2
- Inhabitants 0
- spring rain season April & May
- fall rain season November
About Fanjove Eiland
Fanjove Island lies in the Songo Songo Archipelago, consisting of 25 islands and coral reefs. The archipelago is a diverse area with lots and lots of coral and is an important area for nesting sea turtles and birds.
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Fanjove Island is part of the Songo Songo archipelago.
Fanjove is an uninhabited island, apart from the hotel guests, staff and animals.
Upon arrival at the island Songo Songo, a 40-minute flight from Dar es Salaam, you sense an unforgettable experience after a short boat trip. Truly exotic.
Time slows down when in this paradise and you are completely separated from your daily routines.
Songo Songo has a large natural gas field that is exploited as part of the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project. In addition, Songo Songo has several coconut plantations.
Together with various other surrounding islands, Fanjove Islands form the Songo Songo archipelago. This is an ecologically important area for nesting sea turtles and sea birds. The surrounding waters also offer an impressive array of hard and soft corals. A wonderful place for diving and snorkeling.
Fanjove Island has beautiful deserted beaches.
Imagine yourself a true Robinson Crusoe.
Climate & season
Fanjove Island has a tropical climate and is a beautiful destination all year round.
April and May:
There is a higher chance of rain. This essentially means a tropical shower in the morning and sometimes at night. The temperatures are pleasant.
June to October
This is the “cool” period on Fanjove Island. Temperatures are pleasant and vary from 25 to 35 degrees.
November to December:
Precipitation varies and temperatures slightly rise.
December to February:
This is the hottest period of the year.
1. Between November and March, the island is a true paradise for bird spotters! Migrating birds are en masse on the island this time of year.
2. Banda in Ki-Swahili means “Hut” and in a sense, it describes your property well. Its shape resembles the Dhow sail.
3. The six lights of your Banda are powered by a solar panel on the top of the makuti roof.
4. The shy and colorful coconut crabs live on the island, the largest crab that lives on land. They only appear at night.
5. The green sea turtle nests from February to June.
Fanjove is a special island for a beach holiday. There’s a lot to experience on this rather small island!
Animals in the area
The shy and colourful coconut crabs live on the island, as well as many different birds species. Between November and April, the island is home to many migratory birds.
Dieren overzicht Fanjove Island
- Diverse bird species
- Humpback whale
- Sea turtle
- Tropical fish
Stay on Fanjove Island
This uninhabited island counts one breathtaking property: Fanjove Private Island.