Fanjove lodge on the beach looking out to sea at sunsetFanjove lodge on the beach looking out to sea at sunset

Fanjove Island

From: $425.00

Fanjove Lodge is an exclusive island experience. Offering accommodation to only a handful of guests, this is your own private paradise. The Banda’s are open fronted and strategically positioned to ensure each has an uninterrupted ocean view. The upstairs balcony offering far reaching vistas of the coastline. Local sourced building materials and solar power ensures the lodge keeps its environmental footprint to a minimum. Some profits made by Fanjove are given back to the island meaning you are also helping to preserve the untouched coral reef and marine life.


As a secluded island, guests share Fanjove only with the abundant resident marine life.

Intact coral reefs span for miles. The prolific wildlife includes spinner dolphin, green turtles and humpback whales. On Fanjove, time seems to have no pull, and guests feel privileged to alight upon this pristine island. Only the 19th century lighthouse and some architectural remnants of a former fishing village settlement hint at previous occupation.

Six discreet private bandas nestle along the sandy shore. These are A-framed to reflect the local traditional sailing boats which may break the endless horizons as you gaze out to sea.

Each banda is open at its front to capitalise on the uninterrupted ocean views. The lodge has been designed with a small  environmental footprint. Solar power is used for all the rooms and the buildings use traditional, natural materials.  Simple, stylish and comfortable, and completely in keeping with the unpretentious Fanjove vibe, the accommodation provides the perfect base from which to explore the island, shores and seas.

An open-air restaurant and lounge area is the ideal place to gaze at the starlit skies and appreciate the undisturbed surroundings. Delicious food is served each night on the beach under the palm trees.

How to Get There

By Plane

Fly into Dar Es Salaam with Turkish Airlines, KLM or Emirates. On arrival you will be met and escorted to the domestic area where you will board a light aircraft to the island.

Contact us for more detailed flight arrangements to get to this island paradise.

Rates By Season


July – October

Per person sharing $425-00

Single supplement $215-00

Children 6-18 years $145-00


June, Nov – 15 March

Per person sharing $370-00

Single supplement $212-00

Children 6-18 years $125-00


Activities at additional cost:

  • Half day sand bank trip $60. Full day $100 per person (including lunch).
  • Snorkeling by boat $35 per person
  • Sunset dhow trip $35 per person
  • Dolphin or whale excursion $50 per person
  • Single dive $70 per person
  • Double dive $120 per person



  • Full board accommodation
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Basic laundry
  • Medical evacuation


  • Premium brand drinks
  • All beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Boat trips
  • Items of a personal nature