Why stay here?

FANJOVE PRIVATE ISLAND - Only You. What if we told you: Take off your shoes and learn to live off your own wit and skills! Ah, we would be joking, but here you could learn how life would be without shoes! Oh, so comfortable! The sun, the crystal blue water, fishes and birds and a whole island to yourself, what else do we need in life? And here your contribution has allowed us to keep a fantastic 11 km of intact coral reef. Thousands of migrant birds that rest and feed, green turtles that lay their eggs, hundreds of dolphins that roam the seas as well as humpback whales that pass through in their migrations have given the community an alternative to consumptive utilization of the resources. Nobody lives on Fanjove, except you and our dedicated staff, as we have rented the whole island from the near-by village of Songosongo and also contribute 3% of our income to the social development of the community. We are proud of our achievement and we want to keep doing better and better and keep the island natural so that we can all learn what life is all about! You will fly to Songosongo island, and you will be able to explore the community life of the fishermen from the time “long ago”, and then you will have a short boat ride to Fanjove Private Island, accompanied by a pod of Bottle Nosed dolphins, if you are lucky

FANJOVE PRIVATE ISLAND IS ALSO FAMOUS FOR NEWLY MARRIED COUPLES. 

Eco banda

Banda in Ki-Swahili means "Hut" and, in a way, it describes well your accommodation. The shape resembles the Dhow sail (Dhow are the local traditional sailing boats, that you will see almost at any time when looking at the sea). It is all made of wood (only planted wood has been used, and no hard wood has been cut from forests) and makuti (palm leaves). Only the bathroom, because of its necessities, has been built in concrete, but shaped to be inserted in harmony with the rest of the building.
To make the best of the view at the most the banda is designed to be completely open at its front. Doors and curtains, in different combinations, at our guests desire, protect from wind and sun: there are two lateral doors with latches at the bottom and a rope to secure them on the outer structure of the Banda; and a central door which works similarly to a lift bridge: it is connected with a rope to a pulley (a traditional system used for the local boat’s sail). The curtain's fabric and the ropes are the same used in local dhows to make sails and boat ropes.
Should our guests wish to enjoy the view from a higher point you are welcome to go upstairs onto the balcony.
The 6 lights of your Banda are powered by a solar panel on the top of the makuti roof.

RATES & CONDITIONS

Pricing

Rack Rates (per person sharing)

ROOM TYPES

HIGH SEASON

LOW SEASON

LOW SEASON

HIGH SEASON

LOW SEASON

HIGH SEASON

FROM:
TO:

21 December 2017
09 January 2018

10 January 2018
31 March 2018

01 June 2018
30 June 2018

01 July 2018
31 October 2018

01 November 2018
20 December 2018

21 December 2018
09 January 2019

ECO BANDA

$400.00

$350.00

$350.00

$400.00

$350.00

$400.00

 

ROOM TYPES

LOW SEASON

FROM:
TO:

10 January 2019
31 March 2019

ECO BANDA

$350.00

 

Included:

The Rate includes

→ Accommodation, full board, (3 meals daily)

→Activities as: snorkeling in front of the dining, kayaks, stand paddle board.

    Conditions:

The Rate does not include:

- Tourist Development Levy. Tourism Development Levy charged at 1.5 usd pppn on all properties,      non-  commissionable.

- Transfer from Songosongo to Fanjove return 50 usd pp non commissionable.

- Soft drinks and beer, local and imported spirits and wines, champagne, cognacs, cigars and cigarettes.

- Laundry.

- Gratuities to staff and items of a personal nature.

- International and domestic flights.

- Medical Insurance.

- Activities as:

     DIVING
    Single Dive                                                            :   60 usd per person      
    Double Dive                                                           :  100 usd per person

  SNORKELING (carried by boat)                             :  25 usd per person

  SAND BANK TRIP - full day (lunch included)         :  50 usd per person
                                 - half day                                  :  30 usd per person

  DHOW SAILING - 1 ½ hours                                 :  25 usd per person                                     

  DOLPHIN EXCURSION                                         :  35 usd per person

  FISHING                                                                :  75 usd per rod

Children

• Child rates apply between the ages of 6-16 years inclusive. Child rate il 50% of adult rate.

• Children sharing with 2 adults are charged at child rate.

• Children sharing with 1 adult are charged at adult rate for 1st child, and at child rate for subsequent children.

• For their safety, because of the proximity of wild animals in the camps children 12 years or younger must share with at least one adult aged 17 years or older.

• Teenagers aged 13-16 years inclusive in own tent are charged at adult rate for 1st child, and at child rate for subsequent children.

• Children aged 0-6 yrs not encouraged at Mdonya Old River and Lake Manze Camp, for safety reasons.
 

Deposits & Payments

A deposit of 30% is required on confirmation of your booking. If the booking is cancelled within 120 days before arrival this deposit will be forfeited. The balance or full payment must be made 31 days prior to arrival.

Cancellations and ‘no show’

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in numbers (hereinafter collectively called a CANCELLATION) are subject to cancellation and ‘no show’ fees at the discretion of the company as follows:

• 31 days or more prior to departure: 0% cancellation fee will be charged (but please see deposit

Forfeit conditions above)

• 30-15 days prior to departure: 50% cancellation fee will be charged

• Less than 15 days or no show: 100% cancellation fee will be charged

• In all cases, notification of Cancellation is only accepted when received in writing and

Acknowledged by the Essential Destinations Reservation Office.

Missed Flight

Essential Destination does not accept any liability for missed flights due to late arrival at the airstrip.

Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory.

Government Taxes:

Should the government increase or institute new taxes, Essential Destinations reserve the right to increase or add it in this agreement accordingly.

Rack Rates (single guest)

ROOM TYPES

HIGH SEASON

LOW SEASON

LOW SEASON

HIGH SEASON

LOW SEASON

HIGH SEASON

FROM:
TO:

21 December 2017
09 January 2018

10 January 2018
31 March 2018

01 June 2018
30 June 2018

01 July 2018
31 October 2018

01 November 2018
20 December 2018

21 December 2018
09 January 2019

ECO BANDA

$550.00

$500.00

$500.00

$550.00

$500.00

$550.00

 

ROOM TYPES

LOW SEASON

FROM:
TO:

10 January 2019
31 March 2019

ECO BANDA

$500.00

 

Included:

The Rate includes

- Accommodation, full board, (3 meals daily)

- Activities as: snorkeling in front of the dining, kayaks, stand paddle board.

 Conditions:

The Rate does not include:

- Tourist Development Levy. Tourism Development Levy charged at 1.5 usd pp on all properties, non-commissionable.

- Transfer from Songosongo to Fanjove return 50 usd pp non commissionable.

- Soft drinks and beer, local and imported spirits and wines, champagne, cognacs, cigars and cigarettes.

- Laundry.

- Gratuities to staff and items of a personal nature.

- International and domestic flights.

- Medical Insurance.

- Activities as:

  DIVING
    Single Dive                                                          :   60 usd per person      
    Double Dive                                                         : 100 usd per person

  SNORKELING (carried by boat)                            :  25 usd per person

  SAND BANK TRIP - full day (lunch included)        :  50 usd per person
                            - half day                                       :  30 usd per person

  DHOW SAILING - 1 ½ hours                                  :  25 usd per person                                     

  DOLPHIN EXCURSION                                          :  35 usd per person

  FISHING                                                                  :  75 usd per rod

Children

• Child rates apply between the ages of 6-16 years inclusive. Child rate il 50% of adult rate.

• Children sharing with 2 adults are charged at child rate.

• Children sharing with 1 adult are charged at adult rate for 1st child, and at child rate for subsequent children.

• For their safety, because of the proximity of wild animals in the camps children 12 years or younger must share with at least one adult aged 17 years or older.

• Teenagers aged 13-16 years inclusive in own tent are charged at adult rate for 1st child, and at child rate for subsequent children.

• Children aged 0-6 yrs not encouraged at Mdonya Old River and Lake Manze Camp, for safety reasons.
 

Deposits & Payments

A deposit of 30% is required on confirmation of your booking. If the booking is cancelled within 120 days before arrival this deposit will be forfeited. The balance or full payment must be made 31 days prior to arrival.

Cancellations and ‘no show’

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in numbers (hereinafter collectively called a CANCELLATION) are subject to cancellation and ‘no show’ fees at the discretion of the company as follows:

• 31 days or more prior to departure: 0% cancellation fee will be charged (but please see deposit

Forfeit conditions above)

• 30-15 days prior to departure: 50% cancellation fee will be charged

• Less than 15 days or no show: 100% cancellation fee will be charged

• In all cases, notification of Cancellation is only accepted when received in writing and

Acknowledged by the Essential Destinations Reservation Office.

Missed Flight

Essential Destination does not accept any liability for missed flights due to late arrival at the airstrip.

Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory.

Government Taxes:

Should the government increase or institute new taxes, Essential Destinations reserve the right to increase or add it in this agreement accordingly.

    

Activities and Services

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Diving

Fanjove coral reef extends for 11 km, which is mostly unexplored. Almost nobody has really dived in the area. If you are up for new depth exploration, join us! This is your chance to be active part in a real adventure.

Dive Fanjove in a stunning tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean that is only just being discovered. The perfect marine metropolis where humpback whales migrate, sea turtles lay eggs, and tropical fish dance before you. A great concentration of biodiversity that has yet to be revealed. The reefs show remarkable resistance to global marine threats, and further research and exploration of the area is vital to help replenish the reef and support healthy ecosystems and sustainable fishing practices for the local villages. Each dive is likely to be at a completely new dive site with sightings of new fish, shark, mammal and invertebrate species on nearly every dive. Varied marine landscapes such as underwater pinnacles and gardens of cabbage coral with 20+ meter visibility make for a rare chance to experience an area that no one has ever explored before.

Facilities

Property Facilities

Bar , Battery Charging, Facilities Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Available) Mobile Connectivity, Restaurant

Room Facilities

Balcony / Deck, En-Suite,FanLounge Area,Pure Cotton Linen Safe,Shower Verandah

Activities on Site (some activities may be seasonal)

Bird Watching, Boating, CanoeingCatch-and-release Fishing,Fishing Kayaking,Sailing Scuba Diving Snorkeling,Whale Watching

Activities Nearby

Beach Bird Watching, Boating ,Cultural Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing Kayaking / Paddling, Sailing, Scuba Diving,Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching

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