This time of the year marks an especially exciting time on Fanjove island, when tiny green sea turtle hatchlings make their first appearance. From three nests this year, we expect over 300 eggs to hatch on the island till end May!
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We source all our fish fresh from the local community from Songo Songo, an island close to Fanjove. This includes the delicious barracuda we are using in this recipe. Below is Fanjove Island Chef Abdi’s barracuda coconut curry recipe for you to make at home. This is a hearty, deliciously fragrant curry with mouthwatering undertones of coconut and spices.
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I am sipping on a large, freshly harvested coconut. It is filled to the brim with coconut water that it sploshes onto my bikini. But I don’t care: I am taking my coconut for a walk straight into the gorgeous, turquoise blue sea that surrounds Tanzania's Fanjove Island.
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Meet our team | Abdallah Abdallah

Selous Safari Company
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Feb 9, 2021
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Fanjove
When accompanying Abdallah on a dive or when snorkeling with him during your stay at Fanjove Island you will be guaranteed to learn all about the multitude of different coral species you will encounter here and leave with an invigorated sense of awe for the ocean. To get to know Adballah better and to share his stories with you, we sat down with him to ask him a few questions.
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Fanjove Island has secured the 9th position in the ‘Best Island’ category in the prestigious LLM Readers’ Travel Awards 2020. Competing with well-known islands such as Tenerife in Spain, Santorini and Crete in Greece, Maui in Hawaii amongst others, we are thrilled Fanjove Island was among the selected winners.
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Exploring Fanjove with our local children

Selous Safari Company
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Oct 14, 2020
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Fanjove
This weekend we had the pleasure of hosting a group of seventy learners with their teachers from Songo Songo Primary School for an exciting day out on Fanjove Island.
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How to make Chapatis the Tanzanian way

Selous Safari Company
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Sep 29, 2020
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Fanjove
Every traveller to Tanzania will most probably fall in love with the taste of Chapati. Fanjove Island Chef, Issa teaches us how to make Chapatis the Tanzanian way.
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The Island

Laura Thubron
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May 15, 2020
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Fanjove
Former Fanjove Island manager Laura reminisces on her and her partner Johan's two years on the island. 
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Fanjove Island Group Fam Trip

Alice Baker
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Jan 7, 2020
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Fanjove
A desert island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, barefoot bliss and ultimate seclusion is Fanjove Island's calling card
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Fanjove Island 2019 Opening

Juan & Alzaan
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Jun 10, 2019
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Fanjove
Opening of the Island and all the adventures! The anticipation and excitement of setting up for a new season on Fanjove
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Fanjove Island Fam Trip 2018

Catherine Armstong / Small World Marketing
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Dec 15, 2018
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Fanjove
The exquisite island of Fanjove is reassuringly remote, (as all good desert islands should be!)
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"A breath of wind catches in the sail, the creaking of ropes and fluttering of cloth before the fabric fills with tension, and billows to the shape of a perfect crescent-moon that fills the sky...As the dhow cuts through the crystal waters it seems as eager to reach Fanjove Island as we are." Laura Thubron, Manager of Fanjove Private Island, gives a taste of what makes Fanjove so special.
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