Surrounded by a richly inhabited coral reef, privately located Mnemba Island Lodge is a dream come true for divers and snorkellers everywhere. Float in the lagoon alongside giant turtles and tropical fish, and spoil yourself in an island paradise like no other.
The most exclusive lodge in Zanzibar, Mnemba Island Lodge on its own private island is a feast for the senses! Bask in the serenity of this exclusive tropical paradise, as you soak up the rich cultural heritage of Zanzibar and indulge in the phenomenal cuisine and unspoiled beaches of the area.
Lying just 2 km northeast of the Island of Zanzibar, Mnemba Island is only one mile in circumference and is surrounded by a conservation zone coral reef. This allows guests of the resort to snorkel and dive with an array of tropical fish, including giant turtles and ghost crabs – a pure sensory feast for both the intrepid experienced diver as well as the timid beginner!
Due to this small size of the island, Mnemba Island Lodge is very exclusive, and has only ten banda cottages. Guests are transported from Zanzibar on a 16 foot traditional flat-bottomed boat (yet another great way to enjoy the splendours of the sea), and then shown to their spectacular hand-woven bungalows.
By using materials such as tree branches and traditional palm matting, as well as ceiling fans, the bandas are kept cool and refreshing in the Zanzibar heat, as well as in keeping with the exquisite style of the Zanzibar culture.
Each bungalow is surrounded on three sides by tropical beach forest, and overlooks the beach and coral reef. Guests can enjoy this breathtaking landscape of the privacy of their own wraparound verandah. Imagine sipping a cocktail, surrounded by nothing but the sound of the waves crashing, as you watch the sun set in the distance, disturbed by no one – this is the kind of luxury that Mnemba Island Lodge can offer you!
Dining is a spectacular affair. Baskets of fresh fish, tropical fruit and lobster are sailed onto the island daily on traditional ngalawa outriggers. Lunch is a buffet, with a choice of succulent fruit such as papaya, mangoe and star apple to choose from, as well as the fruits of the sea.
But it is the evening meal which is magnificent. If you choose, you can enjoy your meal in the dining area with a view of the ocean. However, the resort offers you the chance to dine alfresco on the beach, with only the stars above you and the waves gently caressing your feet. Of course, if you’re tired after a long day of snorkeling, lounging on the beach or one of the many other activities which Mnemba Island Lodge offers, then why not enjoy your dinner on your own verandah – with unsurpassed privacy and views of the ocean!