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    Fanjove Private Island

    Fanjove Island, Songosongo Arcipelago | 25 miles off Kilwa, in the Arcipelago of Songosongo, Kilwa Masoko, Tanzania
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    Overview
    • Excellent92%
    • Very good6%
    • Average1%
    • Poor0%
    • Terrible1%
    Travelers talk about
    “private island” (12 reviews)
    “tuk tuk” (7 reviews)
    “fish” (9 reviews)
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Bar/Lounge
    Paid Wifi
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    1 - 5 of 73 reviews

    Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

    After landing at Songo Songo Island, you take a tuk-tuk to the ocean dock where you board a traditional dhow to transport you to the private island of Fanjove. The island unfolds before your eyes to reveal sand like sugar covering the beaches. We spent...More

    1  Thank DayDreamer13
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Fanjove Private IslandResponded October 2, 2017

    Dear DayDreamer13, Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences on Fanjove. Total relaxation for guests is one of our goals and we're glad you reached it! It will be a pleasure for me to send your compliments to our chefs, Many thanks,...More

    Reviewed August 12, 2017

    Wow think of your dream of a desert island and Fanjove will beat it. Yes it has beautiful soft white sands and safe turquoise seas, yes it has private bandas with a luxurious feel and waves lapping the shore with wind whispering in the Palm...More

    1  Thank Parkparty2014
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Fanjove Private IslandResponded August 16, 2017

    Dear Parkparty, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a beautiful description of your time spent on Fanjove Private Island. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations and we are honoured to be called the best place you've ever visited! I...More

    Reviewed July 18, 2017

    absolute gem of an island in the indian ocean! the snorkeling off the coast is only in an small area BUT probably some of the best snorkeling i've done in years!!!! amazing array of fish n soft coral. the staff is attentive, the food is...More

    Thank Mirwan B
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Fanjove Private IslandResponded August 16, 2017

    Dear Mirwan, Thank you for your kind review of Fanjove Private Island, we really appreciate your great feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the snorkeling so much. I will gladly pass on your praise to the chefs and our whole team - We hope...More

    Reviewed March 10, 2017

    Well looking for Peace tranquility, stunning views clear seas, Coral as god as any where, Swimming with the Dolphins, Sun rises and sets to Envy National Geographic you have it all in Fanjove Island Very well run Whole team organized from Reception at sea to...More

    Thank ktr75bar
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Fanjove Private IslandResponded March 17, 2017

    Dear guests, thank you so much for such a beautiful review on Fanjove. We have been pleased to host you and glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Fanjove with its wonderful and untouched nature will look forward to hosting you again soon! Best...More

    Reviewed February 18, 2017

    We fell in love with Fanjove as soon as we saw it from our Dhow after a 17 minute flight from Mafia airport to Songa Songa then in a tuk tuk across to the harbour to the Dhow. If little wind you go by speedboat....More

    4  Thank luka99
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Fanjove Private IslandResponded March 17, 2017

    Dear guest, thanks for writing such a beautiful review on Fanjove. We are happy that you loved your time with us on Fanjove and we are looking forward to hosting you again nest September! Best wishes, Hakim

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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • $766 - $786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Lindi Region >
    • Kilwa Masoko
    • Also Known As
    • Fanjove Private Island Tanzania/Kilwa Masoko
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    Traveler (181)
    Room & Suite (44)
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    Dining (10)
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    trishmontauk
    November 6, 2017|
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    Response from Essential Desti... T | Property representative |
    Dear trishmontauk, I hope I can help you with a few answers to your questions about what to expect on Fanjove. February is one of the hotter months in Tanzania and so it is good to be prepared to expect temperatures... More
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    Jane C
    September 25, 2017|
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    Response from Essential Desti... T | Property representative |
    Dear Jane, Apologies for the late response. June and July are during the Kazkazi season (Southerly Winds) so the sea conditions can be wavy. Having said that, this did not prevent us from doing any activities this year and... More
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    Val_and_David
    May 6, 2016|
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    Response from Annie B | Reviewed this property |
    We were there at the end of October and the weather was fabulous and people had successful dives every day. It's true the winds change at that time of year when the sun crosses the equator on the equinox but I've not heard... More
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    Room Tips
    "All have wonderful sea views"
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    "Banda well designed, Spacious well run clean Bathroom's 7 stars everything is there 5 and 6 are the best"
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    "We liked Banda 3. Banda 6 can get a bit windy in October. Bandas 1 and 2 nearest the restaurant area."
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    "Banda number 1 was pretty far back from the ocean and did not benefit from the ocean breeze. Bandas 4, 5..."
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