Exclusive use of Thanda Island is offered at US$10,000 per night, with a minimum stay of three to seven nights depending on the season. This is an all-inclusive rate that includes the team of dedicated staff, boat transfers from Mafia Island and all the activities offered on the Island, along with all meals and drinks including Thanda’s handpicked selection of wines and champagnes.Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterOne of the few truly private tropical islands in the world will be opening its doors from April 2016. Thanda Island is the beach residence of the Swedish entrepreneur and philanthropist couple Christin and Dan Olofsson. Situated within southern Tanzania’s Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve, this private island offers absolute exclusivity for families and friends to enjoy on a sole-use basis. It is the sister property to their highly acclaimed and multi-award winning private game reserve, Thanda Safari, in Zululand South Africa, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.Off-grid and solar-powered, Thanda Island offers guests an environmentally sensitive, fun and restorative Indian Ocean experience in total seclusion. Comprising an expansive five-bedroom villa featuring a glass rim-flow swimming pool and a indoor aquarium, it combines casual beach-house living with outdoor ocean adventures. The villa accommodates 10 adults, with the option of additional children sharing.Reflecting their own style, the villa has been designed and decorated by Christin and Dan Olofsson personally. A palette of white has been chosen and combined with natural hues and fabrics throughout, complemented by their hand-picked pieces of furniture and artwork. Leading straight off from the sand beach, the air-conditioned suites each feature indoor and outdoor showers.Eight hectares in size, 1.1 kilometres in circumference and 350 metres wide, the Island is surrounded by its own private coral reef, with a 1 kilometre exclusive-use zone, which can be explored with a snorkel and mask straight from the beach. Sailing boats, stand-up paddle boards and single as well as double kayaks are all on hand for the active. The more adventurous can catch sight of the whale sharks that congregate just south of the Island from October to February or spot the endangered dugong while scuba diving with qualified instructors. A powerboat zone outside the Marine Park to the south of the Island allows for water skiing, jet-skiing, wake-boarding and tubing.