Mnemba Island Lodge

Just off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar is the exclusive and romantic Mnemba Island, less than 1.5 kilometres in circumference. Mnemba Island Lodge is a private hideaway featuring just 12 beachside bandas overlooking the Mnemba atoll (a ring shaped reef and scuba diver’s dream).

The lodge features a beautiful thatched dining area while the sitting and bar areas look out over the pristine beachfront.  Delicious lunches are often served on large wooden carved Zanzibari platters with fresh locally sourced ingredients including fruit, fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns that are sailed into Mnemba daily on traditional ngalawa outriggers. Guests can also enjoy romantic candle lit dinners on the beach.

Relax and unwind in the exclusivity of your own stretch of beachfront. Explore the pristine reef and enjoy activities including snorkelling, swimming, kayaking and scuba diving. Other options include a leisurely beach walk, relaxing yoga session or in-room massage and indulgent beach picnics.


How to get to Mnemba Island Lodge

Zanzibar is accessed by plane from a number of cities including Dar Es Salaam (30 minutes), Nairobi (1h 30 minutes) and even direct from Qatar (6h 10 minutes). Mnemba Island Lodge is just a 90 minute scenic drive though spice plantations from Stone Town. Guests then board a waiting boat which takes just 20 minutes to cross to the island.

Activities at Mnemba Island Lodge

  • Beach walks
  • Massage treatments
  • Snorkelling, kayaking or scuba diving

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Mnemba Island Lodge Highlights

  • A beautiful beach resort on Zanzibar’s secluded east coast
  • Nestled on a tiny island surrounded by corals and white sand beaches
  • Just 12 secluded, thatched Bandas with luxurious amenities
  • Beach exploration and intimate beach picnics and romantic candle lit dinners

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