Thanda Island

Thanda Private Island is one of the world’s most exclusive tropical islands, a paradise for you to enjoy in complete privacy with family and friends.

It has taken us ten years to discover and develop this remarkably uncommon destination that we now invite you to experience. Thanda Private Island is a tropical island with an ultra-luxurious villa in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Tanzania.

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Thanda Island Marine Conservation

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. Thanda Island is situated within the Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve, and Thanda’s team is partnering with the Tanzanian Marine Parks and the leading NGO, Sea Sense, on a range of marine conservation and education programmes in the region. These include research and conservation projects on the sea turtles, dugongs, dolphins, whale sharks, coral reefs and marine reserves.

Five species of marine turtles occur in Tanzania’s waters. Two species have recently returned to nest on the Island.

The whale shark, which breeds just south of Thanda Island, is the largest fish in the world. Its size, gentle nature and tendency to swim at the surface in known sites makes it a focal species for marine tourism.

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