Mnemba Island Lodge

Reviews of Mnemba Island Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 4 of our travellers who have visited Mnemba Island Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs F from Devon
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 7 nights
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Mnemba Island Lodge review

Absolute Heaven!!

Spoilt from start to finish. Best snorkelling/diving in the Indian Ocean, swimming with dolphins. Witnessed turtles hatching and laying eggs on the island. The food was out of this world. A wonderful place, it just does not get any better!! The staff are amazing as is the management.

Well done all of you we can't wait to come back!!

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Mr & Mrs M - Bristol
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 6 nights
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Hatching turtles at Mnemba

Mnemba most unexpectedly provided us with two viewings of a turtle hatching which were a fantastic experience, and made our stay unforgetable. It was also very nice to be able to stroll to the home reef and snorkel, which provided a wonderful variety of animals and made up for the fact we were not going to be able to take advantage of the diving opportunities.

This was an extremely relaxing part of our holiday helped by the facilities and attentiveness of our bulter Amore. The staff were welcoming and we were impressed by the chef - the food was excellent. The island seemed to benefit from not having quite the same climate as the mainland which we could see just across the water often suffered from cloud and rain. The sunsets with sundowners provided were beautiful. We did not wear shoes for most of the holiday as the white coral sand was never too hot, although it took some time for my muscles to get used to walking in it.

Our room was extremely spacious and the fridge well stocked with drinks. Each room has its own shaded beach beds. You could be very private if you wished and we certainly enjoyed the evening meal on the beach outside our room. (we could have done this every day if we had wished)

The room was well serviced except that our room (apparently the only one at that time) had mosquitoe problems and because the room staff had been instructed not to intrude when guests were present it meant that our mosquito net was not in place at the correct time of day. We are not used to averting mosquito attacks and therefore would have preferred a more proactive approach from the staff. Certainly after some one had been brought in to spray the area there was a decrease in mosquito attacks.

The other problem was the last part of the road transfer which was incredibly rough (even compared to our game drives) despite a luxurious vehicle with a careful driver. It was an odd start to a luxury holiday. We also had a more difficult entry to the boat for the crossing because our flight in Arusha had been delayed so we were crossing with the rougher water at high tide (OK if you don't mind getting quite wet).

We feel for the price of the holiday we would have appreciated being offered some free treatments from the excellent spa staff in lieu of the diving trips which we were not using. One more comment - this is not an island to go to if you dislike the dove/pigeon family which use the island as a roost and are active even at night.

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Expert Africa comments

As part of their feedback, these travellers noted that:

"The ratings choice on [our feedback] form did create difficulty in that there was nothing between Good and Excellent."

Mr L & Ms W from Redhill
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Mnemba Island Lodge review

A really exceptional stay where we enjoyed every moment. The food was an absolute highlight where we were able to eat the freshest fish that we saw the fishermen bring to the kitchen each day!

Very relaxing and team were fantastic.

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Mr T & Mr L - Netherlands
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Simply Outstanding

Couldn't be better; we had very high expectations of the camp and it still exceeded them resoundingly.

Mike and Sarah were great hosts. Staff were always one step ahead with anything you wanted. Good diving though sometimes poor visibility and we were unlucky with the weather.

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