Fanjove Island Escape

A tiny tropical island with only 6 beach bandas.
think Robinson Crusoe, but with good food and comfort.

Fanjove Island Escape

6 days from £2,770 pp plus international flights.

Fanjove is luxurious in that it is exclusive and small, just 6 guest rooms at the island’s only lodge. It’s not about luxurious commodities but the luxury of space, relaxation and simplicity that Fanjove affords every visitor.  Accommodation here is simple, rustic and totally in keeping with life on a desert island – it’s what we like to call barefoot luxury.

Fanjove Private Island fits the definition of a small island paradise perfectly. It’s the ideal location to get away from it all.  It is a beach escape with plenty of opportunity to switch off, tune out and forget about everyday life. No one lives on Fanjove; it’s just you, the few other guests, and the dedicated lodge staff.  It’s only accessible by boat from Songo Songo island which itself is a short flight from Dar. The boat transfer takes 30-40 minutes so you really are on a remote island, away from it all.

In between relaxing and dining on fine fresh seafood, there is 11km of protected reef to explore, so it’s a great opportunity to do some diving. The best time to dive here is probably October and November as strong winds can affect conditions at other times of year.  Snorkelling is a popular pastime too, a gentle way to watch the marine life pass by. Take a boat tour to seek out bottlenose and spinner dolphins or simply sit on the beach and watch the birdlife; November to March sees the migratory species arrive on the island. Paddle your way around the island in a kayak and see the different beaches and rockpools from the shore or join a local dhow as it sets sail just before sunset, enjoy the stunning colours of the sky as they reflect on the water. You are free to explore the inner island, and wander along the trails, seemingly completely alone on a small island in the middle of the ocean. Home will seem a million miles away.

Fanjove may not be for everyone, but if you want to experience life on a practically deserted island then this is the place to be. This is simplicity at its natural best!


  • Desert island bliss
  • Away from crowds … in fact, anyone!
  • Just 6 guest rooms on the island
  • Empty beaches
  • Simple, rustic, stylish and perfect

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Fanjove Island Lodge – 5 nights

2024 Guide price pp based on 2 sharing
From £2,770

Includes: 5 nights full board, airport & boat transfers from Songo Songo

Excludes: International flights and taxes (from approximately £750pp subject to availability and season), domestic departure tax, visas, travel insurance, meals not listed as included, drinks, personal expenditure, tips

Tanzania Specialists

Start planning your tailor-made holiday to Tanzania.
Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.

Call: 01473 599084