Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Lodge
No. of rooms 10
Last updated 19-Nov-2014

Main description of Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Restaurant
Room facilities Deck, En-Suite, Fan, Lounge Area, Safe, Verandah, Complementary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Internet, Mini Bar, Shower
Available services Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service (24 hours)
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Fishing, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Walks, Whale Watching, Massages, Windsurfing, Beach, Cultural Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing, Kayaking / Paddling, Sailing, Boat Cruises

Room types at Mnemba Island Lodge

Zanzibari Banda

Zanzibari Banda

Each banda has direct access to the beach. Mnemba Island Lodge offers an unpretentious paradise where just ten rustic palm-frond bandas are tucked into a tropical forest fringed by a white coral sand beach. A covered walkway leads to a shuttered ensuite bathroom with a huge glass-beaded shower curtain. Built-in barazas on the veranda are perfect for afternoon siestas and private beach salas feature traditional Zanzibari loungers ideal for languid hours.

Activities at Mnemba Island Lodge

Advanced Open Water Course

This course is for divers who already hold a recognised entry level certification with a minimum of four open water training dives. The course provides a sample of some specialised diving skills, as well as giving divers an opportunity to sharpen their skills and benefit from personal instruction. The course ends in a higher certification level.

Additional costs apply.

Bubblemaker Course

Ideal for younger children who would like to enjoy a taste of the dive experience, this course is similar in structure to the Discover Scuba course but is restricted to swimming pool depth. The course is offered to children above the age of eight.

Additional costs apply.

Deep Sea Fishing Trip

It’s a battle of wills as guests test their strength against barracuda, mackerel, king fish and marlin on a full day, deep sea fishing adventure. Rate charged per boat.

Additional costs apply.

Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba Diving

This starter course is ideal for guests who would like to get an idea of the scuba diving experience before committing to the full PADI diving course. It is also recommended for guests who have limited time on the island and aren't able to complete the full accreditation. The course consists of an hour's theory, followed by a dive experience on the reef.

Additional costs apply.

Discover Snorkeling

Offered for guests who do not wish to do a scuba diving accreditation, this course offers all you need to confidently explore the shallower coral reefs situated off Mnemba with the help of a snorkel. This guided course, offered by Mnemba's specialist dive masters, covers safety procedures, equipment, currents and suggested snorkelling spots.

Additional costs apply.

Emergency First Response

Guests can take a step towards emergency preparedness and meet the PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites with course.

Additional costs apply.

Fishing

Fishing

The ocean depths around Mnemba are a fisherman’s paradise, with game fish species such as barracuda, tuna, mackerel, kingfish, sailfish and marlin frequently encountered. Fly-fishing enthusiasts can fish directly off the island’s beaches, while deep sea fishing can be arranged at an extra cost. Mnemba follows a policy of catch and release.

Open Water Referral

Guests can complete their Open Water Certification with this fantastic course.

Additional costs apply.

Padi Open Water Diver Course

This diving course gives guests a good theoretical knowledge of diving followed by a practical test in the world's most beautiful swimming pool - the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, teeming with marine life. At the end of the course, guests are issued with a PADI Open Water diving certificate.

Additional costs apply.

Padi Scuba Diver

This course offers two boat dives and is a lifetime certification. Duration: 2 days
Restrictions: All future dives must be escorted by a PADI instructor, max. depth is 12m and min age is 10 years old. This course does not offer a full certification as an independent diver – upgrading to full Open Water Diver is possible at an additional cost.

Additional costs apply.

Private Guide & Boat (Required for padi scuba diver certification level)

For those divers who are already certified as a PADI Scuba Diver, a Private Guide is necessary to be taken out on all dives due to depth limitations.

Additional costs apply.

Rescue Diver

“Challenging and rewarding” best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course expands on what divers have already learnt about dealing with difficult situations and offers insight into how they may manage them if they occur.
Additional costs apply.

Scuba Review

Necessary for fully certified divers who have not participated in diving for two years or more. Duration: 1 hour lesson + fun dive.

Additional costs apply.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

From those wanting a little more exercise, kayaking and windsurfing off Mnemba’s white coral beaches are both available for guests.

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

For those wanting to take it easy, snorkelling around the island offers our guests a memorable experience, with boats and snorkelling guides available to take guests to more remote reefs. Both snorkelling and scuba diving equipment are provided at no extra cost. More than 430 species of reef fish have been recorded on the Mnemba reef, a mere two minute swim from the beach. Bottlenose dolphins frequent these waters year round and guests have the opportunity to interact with these magnificent creatures either from the boat or in the water.

Speciality Dives

This course is offered to divers who already have PADI accreditation and would like to specialise in some aspect of scuba diving. The options offered include underwater naturalist specialisation, depth and night dives, navigation, drift, peak performance buoyancy and others.

Additional costs apply.

Upgrade Padi Scuba Diver Course

This course offers 2 shallow water sessions as well as 2 open water dives. This is an upgrade to Open Water 1 PADI course. Duration: 2 days.

Additional costs apply.