Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge is a famous and very exclusive beach retreat, with a stunning private white sandy beach, top end accommodation and beautiful coral gardens for snorkeling and diving. It’s a glorious hideaway for private and secluded beach vacations, private wedding parties and honeymoon.

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About Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge is a top end beach Lodge located on a secluded Mnemba Island – a 1Km long island, northeast of Zanzibar Island. It’s beautifully designed overlooking the white sandy beach with calm and un-spoilt water, tropical gardens and serene environment; The Bandas are nicely designed and decorated entirely from local materials, with nicely woven floor mats and high thatched makuti roofs.

Accommodation is in 10 luxury beach Bandas that are pleasantly designed and decorated to details; each room has a large ceiling fans, en-suite bathroom, own private veranda overlooking the Ocean, a lounge area, dressing area, king size bed and a mosquito net.

Meals at Mnemba Island Lodge are well planned and prepared from fresh local product that include exotic fruits, vegetables, exquisite sea food, African and international cuisines; the meals are usually served in either of the restaurants, on your private terrace or on a nicely set sea front candle lit table(on special arrangements). 

Facilities and Activities

Some of the facilities at Mnemba Island Lodge include an indoor and outdoor lounge areas with veranda/garden/beach hammocks, a restaurant/dining, a bar, a games room (with a pool table, darts and table tennis), a small library, beauty or wellness therapy room among others.

Mnemba Island Lodge is situated in a location that offers a huge array of beach and water sport activities; these would include canoeing, snorkeling, diving, water skiing, doughnut rides, kite boarding, sand yachting, fishing trips, motor boat or dhow sailing excursions to other remote islands with a picnics lunch sampling your own freshly caught fish, oyster picking, treasure hunting, swimming with dolphins among other beach activities.

Getting there

Mnemba Island Lodge is located on a secluded Island northeast of Zanzibar Island; the best and easiest way to get there, is flying to Zanzibar international airport, then take a 1 hour drive to Matemwe, where you will take a 20 minutes boat ride to Mnemba Island. There are regular flights to Zanzibar Island from most airports in Tanzania; it’s a 25 minutes flight from Dar es Salaam and 75 minutes from Arusha.

Alternatively you can take a direct private speed boat to Mnemba Island or a public ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar (Unguja) and then drive northeast of Zanzibar, followed by a short boat ride to Mnemba Island Lodge.

Other nearby Attractions

Other attractions near Mnemba Island Lodge includes; visiting nearby marine national parks, going on Zanzibar cultural and historical tour, tour the stone town and the spice market, visit Jozani Forest or extending your beach stay to Pemba and Mafia Island.

Nearby Shopping Places

Mnemba Island Lodge is located in a remote area, there are no modern shops around; the nearest modern town is Zanzibar Town, a 1½ hour drive from the Lodge.

Other Equal Lodges in Tanzania

Lodges and hotels with similar settings and standard to Mnemba Island Lodge include Matemwe Beach House, Matemwe Retreat, Pongwe Beach Hotel, Fumba Beach Lodge, Fundu Lagoon Beach Resort, The Manta Resort, Chole Mjini Lodge, Shamba Kilole Lodge.