Fanjove Island is a private tropical island located a short distance north of Mafia Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago. Access is by light aircraft and boat, giving the feel of being very remote.
Accomodation & Facilities
Fanjove Island has ten large open-fronted villas, which are crafted from traditional sustainable materials and A shaped to resemble the sail of a traditional dhow. They are decorated in a style that reflects the marine life around the island, and have tall thatched roofs to allow the breeze through. The villas are well spaced out to allow great privacy, and have en-suite bathrooms, private beach pavilions, minibars, and ceiling fans. The lodge is entirely solar powered, and has an open air dining room, lounge and bar, and there are plenty of comfortable chairs and sun loungers. The historic lighthouse has been renovated and is the setting for a restaurant. Sun-downers on top of the tower can also be arranged on request.
Fanjove Island is surrounded by seven miles of intact and vibrant coral reef, which is teeming with marine life. In addition to the many reef fish, spinner dolphins, humpback whales, reef sharks and green turtles can be seen in the nearby ocean at different times of the year. The activities on offer include snorkelling, diving, excellent bird watching, fishing, kayaking, dhow sailing, and marine safaris.