Fanjove Private Island

Top choice lodge in Songo Songo

This small, private island has six rustic but comfortable eco-bandas directly on a lovely beach, showers open to the stars, and kayaking, snorkelling and other excursions. Everything is low-key, with the emphasis on minimising impact. It's unique, and highly recommended, especially in combination with Kilwa and Mafia, for anyone seeking an introduction to life on the Swahili coast.

February to June is green-turtle-nesting time.