Mnemba Island Lodge 5 star mnemba island
Mnemba Island Lodge

Described as blissfully sublime and frequented by many a celebrity! Mnemba is an exclusive, privately owned island encircled by a sandy white beach and surrounded by a dazzling turquoise ocean. A perfect place to step out of the world and live a castaway fantasy.

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Mnemba, lies two kilometres northeast of the island of Zanzibar. It's a 45-minute drive from Stone Town, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to Mnemba Island.

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Mnemba Island Bedroom


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Mnemba Island Aerial view


Mnemba Island Beach



Mnemba Island features just ten en suite banda cottages, bordered on three sides by tropical beach forest and overlooking the beach and coral reef. Each exquisite banda has been hand-woven and thatched from tree branches and traditional Zanzibari palm-matting. The materials were chosen to allow the cooling sea breezes to move through the bungalow and, assisted by overhead fans, the cottages remain cool all day. From each room, a palm-covered walkway leads to an en suite turquoise bathroom, where an occasional ghost crab may make an appearance. Each banda also has a spacious outdoor verandah.

You can wander through your lattice-wood doors across the wraparound verandah and stretch out on the beach on daybeds of wood and leather weave with soft white cushions. Zanzibar is famous for producing intricate and detailed wood carvings and some of the island's most skilled artisans have created the scrolled headboards adorning the beds.


· Informal lounge with television
· A small library
· Room service
· Laundry


· Diving and snorkeling at Mnemba
· Atoll Sailing
· Boating
· Windsurfing and kayaking
· Deep-sea fishing and birding
· Tours to Stone Town and the spice plantations
..can be arranged


Baskets filled with tropical fruit, lobsters and fresh fish are sailed into Mnemba on traditional ngalawa outriggers. Mouthwatering cuisine with exotic delicacies are lavishly prepared and laid out for your bedazzled palate. Luscious fruit includes coconut, oranges, papaya, bananas, mangoes, lychees, guavas, star apple, jack-fruit, rambutans, breadfruit and avocado pears.

Breakfast is normally a variety of hot or cold options. Lunch is usually served buffet style or on large wooden carved Zanzibar platters adorned with delicious African Mezze (fingerfood). Dinner is served in the dining area or alfresco style on the beach. A table is placed under the stars, where you may dine with the waves gently lapping at your feet. You may also enjoy your meals privately on the verandah of your beach cottage.

The food has a Mediterranean and Moroccan influence - an exciting array of fresh salads, red peppers, olives, humus and aubergine spreads, feta, chillies and grilled vegetables drizzled with olive oil, all enhanced with African spices.

Mnemba Island does allow children of all ages albeit only 2 at any given time.

The exotic combination of heady perfumes, gently swaying coconut palms and lush vegetation make this an irresistible destination for lovers.

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