Welcome to Songo Songo
Coconut palms, low shrub vegetation, about 3500 locals, lots of birds, a beach and a major natural-gas field being exploited as part of the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project are the main attractions on this 4-sq-km island. Together with Fanjove and several other surrounding islets, it forms the Songo Songo archipelago, an ecologically important area for nesting sea turtles and marine birds. The surrounding waters also host an impressive collection of hard and soft corals. The archipelago, together with the nearby Rufiji River delta, the Mafia archipelago and the coastline around Kilwa Masoko have been declared a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. The best beach is in Songo Songo’s southeastern corner, reached through a coconut plantation.