FANJOVE ISLAND LODGE IN KILWA
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Fanjove Island Lodge is a remote tropical accommodation on freestanding land on the Indian Ocean, part of the greater Kilwa Archipelago of Songo Songo, which is discretely known to very few tourists who visit Tanzania. Visit the isle and you will have the impression of being on Cloud Nine in the Garden of Eden. Set at a distance of over 30 kilometers from the mainland shore of Kilwa, this exotic escapade island can be only be reached by a boat ride. Arrive at the island on your Fanjove beach trip with AfricanMecca and step onto the white sands, gently stroked by the turquoise waters. You will be immediately struck by the tranquility of the atmosphere only broken by the soft sea breeze whispering to the palm trees and tweets from resident avian life from weavers, herons to egrets. When you land on the island, you will notice the lodge is blended well with its equatorial forest. It has been skillfully constructed using only naturally occurring materials such as coral rocks, chokka lime and bamboo so that it eco-balances into its surroundings and does not mar the immaculate beauty of the island. In fact, this is what sets the lodge apart from most private Indian Ocean island accommodations on the East Africa coast. The builders have taken special care to preserve almost every part of the island just as it is. Accordingly, on your Fanjove seaside escapade, you will be accommodated in one of the 6 traditional Swahili bandas. Banda means “hut” and every one of these are shaped to resemble the sail of the traditional Swahili dhow. The eco-architects have taken care to not cut down any trees on the island, and the bandas roofs are constructed mostly with makuti - palm tree leaves. Only the sunlit en-suite bathrooms are made with concrete for the purpose of compacted plumbing. Again, in respect for the delicate ecosystem, the builders of this fascinating Tanzania beach accommodation have septic tanks that safely deal with waste. For other kinds of waste, an eco-friendly disposal system is set in place. Each two-storied banda of your Fanjove seashore accommodation is set apart from the other and faces the ocean to give you an uninterrupted view of her ever changing face. The doors and drapes mimic the mechanism used to lower and raise the sail of the dhow, and you will be struck at their ingenuity. For a better view, do spend time on the upper story of the banda. The lights and water in your banda are powered by solar panel energy, and since the island does not have any fresh water, it is brought in from the mainland. Have your meals in the lodge’s dining area with the scents, views and tastes of the sea. The freshest and choicest of seafood selection is cooked every day for you. Your breakfast comprises of a range of items such as eggs, sausages, pancakes, hot buns and much more. Lunches and dinners include three course meals with vegetables, varied meats, and of course, edible food from the ocean. To see these sea creatures in their natural marine environs, opt for diving or snorkeling safari on your Tanzania sea-life vacation in the crystal clear waters of the ocean. As you walk along the palm trees, you will see the gigantic Coconut Crab while marveling at its unique feeding strategy. Also, you will appreciate the diverse range of migratory and resident birds with their dual colors that visit the island. AfricanMecca proposes beach excursions to this unique world, mostly preferred by romantics and honeymooners planning their idyllic trip into Africa. Come and stay on Fanjove Island for an castaway, serene African beach holiday.
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I really cannot say enough good things about AfricanMecca- they made my holiday stress free and it really was a week spent in paradise. I will use them again for my travels to this region. Raza and his team were absolutely amazing!
Dr. Jennifer Byrne - James Madison University - Virginia, United States
Thanks for a fantastic holiday. It was in a great location and only took me 45 seconds to walk from my room to the beach. The bar has amazing views across the ocean. Thanks again for this fabulous introduction to East Africa.
Riazat Butt - Journalism Services, The Guardian - London, United Kingdom
Loretta and I had a great time on our honeymoon. Simiton, your safari guide in Tanzania was awesome! He was very professional, very accommodating and very knowledgeable. We are already talking about our next trip to Africa!
Loretta and Danny Haag - California, United States
Not a day has passed that we have not been overwhelmed by what we experienced, and by how fantastic our vacation was. It was truly magical. The pristine white beach not more than forty feet from our lovely room, the Indian Ocean sublime.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI & BEACH BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR FANJOVE ISLAND LODGE IN KILWA TANZANIA
When beach vacationing at Fanjove Island Lodge in Kilwa, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Kilwa attractions and cultural activities after your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration).
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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