Location: Mnemba Island Lodge lies 4 ½km off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar Island. The Lodge transfers guests to and from Zanzibar Airport or Stone Town, which takes approximately 1 ½ hours by road, followed by a 10-15 minute transfer in open ski boats. As there are no jetties, departures and landings are directly to and from the beach and involve a little wading. Mnemba Island is 1 ½km in circumference, surrounded by a tropical Indian Ocean coral reef and forms part of an exquisite atoll, which has been declared a marine conservation area. With staff and guests as the only human inhabitants on the Island, Mnemba offers a privacy and exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.
Accommodation: The Lodge consists of ten Zanzibari bandas (cottages), with direct access to the beach, each banda is built of indigenous materials, mostly woven and thatched with palm leaves. The bandas have en suite bathrooms with shower, doublebasins, separate W.C, fresh water (obtained from a desalination plant), twin beds (convertible to double) with mosquito netting, hairdryers, in-room safe, overhead fans, personal bar, a private beach sala with traditional Zanzibari sun-beds and a spacious outdoor veranda.
Facilities & Services: The dining area is adjacent to the sitting room/bar. There is a small library with a selection of books, games and magazines. 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 always served on the beach. Other facilities include laundry, emergency medical evacuation insurance, telephone at Manager’s office, wireless internet access in central guest area, beach / private banda dinners. While relaxation is the hallmark of Mnemba, guests enjoy swimming, walking, 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 snorkeling equipment is provided.