Thanda Private Island - Tanzania


The Island invites you to enjoy simple, exquisite pleasures… strolling along your own private 1,1km beach or exploring the 8ha Island where the only sign of human habitation is the occasional, traditional fishing dhow in the distance. Thanda Island is deeply committed to the conservation of the region’s sea turtles, dugongs, dolphins and whale sharks, as well as the preservation and rehabilitation of the Shungi Mbili coral reef. To meet the low-carbon footprint requirements of today’s earth-conscious traveller, Thanda Island is powered by solar energy, while rainwater tanks maximise water storage and use of this precious natural resource. An on-site desalination plant provides water for the entire Island.

Location:

Thanda Island is located between the mainland of Tanzania and Mafia Island. It is surrounded by coral reefs, which protect Thanda Island from massive waves and heavy seas. This adds to the Island's suitability for children. Thanda Private Island is 16 nautical miles or 30km east of the mainland of Tanzania, opposite the Rufiji River Delta. It is accessible by boat or helicopter.

Accommodation:

Beach house romance, nostalgia and East African elegance personify the Villa on Thanda Island, designed for a perfect summer in coastal whites, greens and blues. It offers an expansive living area featuring everything you would want from an extravagant beach house, including an indoor aquarium, Steinway grand piano, wine collection, cigar humidor, glass rim-flow swimming pool and wrap-around dining area with its 180-degree view of the ocean. The Villa has Wifi Internet access and mobile phone reception.

Five air-conditioned bedroom suites lead directly onto the beach with its silken white sands. Additional beds for up to nine children can be set up in the bedroom suites. For special occasions we can accommodate up to 26 adults, with eight guests in two traditional ‘bandas’ (bungalows) and eight guests in two safari-style tents, set up on the lawn.

Activities:

The Island invites you to enjoy simple, exquisite pleasures… strolling along your own private 1,1km beach or exploring the 8ha Island where the only sign of human habitation is the occasional, traditional fishing dhow in the distance. You have exclusive use of the Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve surrounding Thanda Private Island. A boathouse full of equipment is yours to enjoy, and a boatman is dedicated to you as your personal guide.


Contact:  E-Mail: thanda[at]rtmc-tourism.de  -  Tel: +49-89 4524 0535  -  www.thandaisland.com