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Mnemba Island

Tanzania Safaris - Mnemba Island
Tanzania Safaris - Mnemba Dhow

Mnemba Island Lodge lies off the north eastern tip of Zanzibar Island. The Island is 1.5 kilometres in circumference and is surrounded by a tropical Indian Ocean coral reef. Once the site of a volcano, Mnemba Island forms part of an exquisite atoll.

Mnemba is a true tropical barefoot paradise with just ten bandas on an otherwise uninhabited island - exclusive Tanzania Safari privacy is guaranteed. Each banda is built of indigenous materials, mostly woven and thatched with palm leaves. The bandas have en suite bathrooms with shower, basin, hot and cold water, ceiling fans and a spacious outdoor veranda.  Luxurious surroundings for your Authentic Tanzania Safaris experience.

The dining area is adjacent to the sitting room/bar. There is a small library with a selection of wildlife books, games and magazines. Sun loungers are placed under shade on the beach for Guests' comfort. Guest areas are all open-sided, cooled by sea breezes, informal and relaxed. Fresh fish and seafood is served at lunch and dinner. Weather permitting, dinner is served on the beach.

Tanzania Safaris - Mnemba Diving
Tanzania Safaris - Mnemba Diving

If it is a complete Tanzania Safari getaway from the stress of modern living you are after, kick off your shoes and soak up the fantasy of a few days on your own private Indian Ocean island.

Things to do

Authentic Tanzania Safaris guests Guests can enjoy swimming, walking safari, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, fly-fishing and scuba diving (if in possession of a valid diving certificate - maximum 2 dives per day). A variety of diving courses and deep-sea fishing is available at an additional charge. All scuba and snorkelling equipment is provided. Turtles lay and hatch their eggs all year round on the islands beaches. Or alternatively lie in your hammock and soak up your own Tanzania Safari tropical paradise.

Tanzania Safaris - Mnemba Island
Tanzania Safaris - Mnemba Island

Getting there

The Lodge transfers guests to and from Zanzibar International Airport or Stone Town. This transfer is approximately 1.5 hours by road, followed by a 15 to 20 minute transfer in open ski boats directly to and from the beach.

When to go

The best months to visit Mnemba are from June to March. The rainy season is in two monsoon seasons – long rains in April & May, short rains in November. The lodge is closed from 1 April to 31 May each year during the heavy monsoon long rains. Mnemba Island and its surrounding reefs are a Marine Conservation Area, and a nominal levy on watersports goes to the local communities