Mnemba Island Lodge is surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs, and it boasts some of Africa’s most wonderful dive sites. Mnemba is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering a privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline. Hand-woven from traditional Zanzibarian palm-matting, each of the 10 bandas have a spacious veranda and are hidden in the shade of a tropical beach forest, fringed by the pristine beaches that halo the Island. A palm-covered walkway leads to an en suite bathroom with shower and basin. Zanzibar is famous for its intricate, detailed woodcarvings and the scrolled headboards adorning the beds are created by some of the Island’s most skilled artisans.
Thatched dining and sitting/bar areas have beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular coral reefs beyond. Baskets of fresh fruit, fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns are sailed into Mnemba daily on traditional ngalawa outriggers, and prepared as exotic delicacies. Lunch is usually served on large wooden carved Zanzibar platters heaped with delicious mezze. Romantic candle-lit dinners are enjoyed on the beach with the waves gently lapping at your feet. Private beach dinners are often enjoyed by honeymooners.
The calm warm seas around Mnemba Lodge offer irresistible water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fly fishing and swimming directly from the beach. Excellent birdwatching, beautiful walks around the Island or simply suntanning on the pristine beach may also be enjoyed. Optional extras include diving courses, deep-sea fishing, a tour of the ancient ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar, and a range of relaxing massages and therapeutic treatments.
Mnemba Island Lodge boasts some of the world’s most beautiful dive sites. The clear blue seas provide unsurpassed visibility for both snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts. Just a short boat trip from the Island, coral reefs drop into the deep open sea.