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.
|No. of rooms||11|
Main description of Mnemba Island Lodge
Mnemba Island Lodge: Facilities
|Property facilities||Laundry Service (Complimentary)|
|Room facilities||Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Fan, Lounge Area, Safe, Verandah, Complementary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Mini Bar, Shower, Internet Access (Complimentary)|
|Available services||Credit Card, Room Service (24 hours)|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Fishing, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Massages, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Sailing, Walks (Self Guided), Beach, Cultural Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing, Kayaking / Paddling, Windsurfing, Boat Cruises|
Room types at Mnemba Island Lodge
andBeyond Mnemba Island offers an unpretentious paradise where just ten rustic palm-frond bandas are tucked into a tropical forest fringed by a white coral sand beach. Each banda at andBeyond Mnemba Island has direct access to the 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 spent on the beach.
Mnemba Island has a family banda where two bandas are situated within close proximity to one another and can accommodate a family of four (two adults and two children).
Activities at Mnemba Island Lodge
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
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.
Additional costs apply
Pick up the elegant rhythm of the fly-fisherman as you enjoy the challenge of targeting a multitude of fish species off the soft, white beaches of andBeyond Mnemba Island. Fishing is usually done from the northern point of the island and fishermen are encouraged to release their quarry once they have savoured the thrill of the fight. Our instructors can give you pointers on your casting, while fly rods and tackle are available on the island.
Luxury yacht transfers and excursions
Guests can now opt to board a private, luxury yacht for a leisurely transfer cruise between Stone Town and &Beyond Mnemba Island or Dar es Salaam and the island. This exceptional excursion will allow guests to avoid the bustling roads and make the most of the flawless blue waters lapping these destinations. Refreshing beverages and a delicious light snack will also be provided, for the duration of the journey. This exclusive transfer can be booked return or one-way and is subject to availability and weather-dependent.
Guests staying at &Beyond Mnemba Island also have the opportunity to enjoy a range of fun-filled adventures on the yacht such as beach excursions, an adventure to starfish bank, fishing safaris or champagne sundowners.
Additional costs apply
Private beach activities
Give in to the lure of total isolation and pretend that you are marooned on a deserted island, albeit one where your personal butler is perpetually on hand to cater to your every desire! You may catch a fleeting glimpse of your fellow guests as you lounge in the tropical sunshine in your private beach sala or take a leisurely walk around the island. But you can also choose to make the most of your solitude with a private dinner in a secluded forest clearing or enjoy the light-hearted intimacy of a sandcastle dinner set to the sound of the waves gently sighing on the shore.
Mnemba Island has a fully stocked dive centre, and offers a full range of diving activities. If you are experienced, our Dive Instructor will guide you on fantastic dives around the Mnemba Atoll. If you are a beginner, our Instructor is waiting to introduce you to a whole new world of mystery, wonder and beauty!
Additional costs apply
Explore the warm Indian Ocean waves in utter tranquillity in a deep sea kayak built for two. Ask one of Mnemba’s Dive Instructors for a quick tutorial session or set off with your partner on the quiet waters protected by the island’s surrounding reefs. Paddle along the beach to admire the changing features of the shoreline or head out into deeper waters in the hope of encountering a pod of dolphin or some sea turtles.
Snorkelling is ideal for those who do not wish to do a scuba diving accreditation but who want to confidently explore the shallower coral reefs, situated off Mnemba Island, with the help of a snorkel. A guided snorkelling course is also available at an additional cost, offered by andBeyond’s Mnemba Island specialist dive masters, and covers safety procedures, equipment, currents and suggested snorkelling spots.
Stand up paddle boarding
Enjoy an unforgettable experience on the calm Indian Ocean waters on a stand up paddle board. Get a few tips from our expert instructors before grabbing paddle in hand and mounting the board to head out into the waves. Ideal for the calm waters off Mnemba Island, this activity allows you to glide effortlessly through the waves while enjoying exceptional views of the ocean waters and the Mnemba horizon. Watch as dolphin frolic nearby, play in the waves and guide yourself through graceful turns.