&Beyond Mnemba Island&Beyond Mnemba Island

&Beyond Mnemba Island

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& Beyond Mnemba Island is the perfect romantic honeymoon destination. With just twelve thatched bandas luxuriously appointed to give you the perfect feeling of island paradise. With a variety of activities on hand from diving to simply relaxing in your private sala, Mnemba will bring your island dream to life.


& Beyond Mnemba Island

Mnemba Island

&Beyond Mnemba Island lies off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar. Inhabited only by guests and staff the island is less than a mile in circumference. Mnemba Island is surrounded by an atoll of stunning coral reefs and has some of Africa’s most magnificent dive sites.

The calm azure seas surrounding the island offer snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and permanent swimming directly from the beach. Turtle season peaks between April and August (laying can occur year round) and they can be quietly observed laying their eggs on the beaches. Within nine weeks the beaches are filled with tiny turtle hatch lings.

This exquisite private island, with its white coral beaches and spectacular reefs is well known as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world. The island offers a privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline


Mnemba Island offers rustic paradise where just 12 palm-frond bandas are tucked into a tropical forest. A covered walkway leads to a shuttered en-suite bathroom and glass-beaded shower curtain. Built-in barazas on the deck are absolutely perfect for afternoon siestas. Twelve private beach salas feature traditional Zanzibari loungers that are great with a book or just to soak up the sun.

Bandas also have a table, ceiling fan, personal bar, two day beds and a shower. Guests enjoy thatched dining with beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond. Baskets of fresh fruit, fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns sail into Mnemba daily on traditional ngalawa outriggers.

Lunch is often served on large wooden carved Zanzibari platters heaped with delicious mezze. Romantic candlelit dinners can be served on the beach with waves lapping gently at guests’ feet. Private beach picnics can also be arranged.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Tanzania.

&Beyond Mnemba Island is your perfect ending to a beach and bush combination. For your safari element consider Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Serengeti Under Canvas or Olakira Migration Camp.

On Zanzibar Island explore Kilindi Zanzibar.

Mnemba Island is an important conservation area, read more about your island paradise on the Tanzania Tourist Board website.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly in to Zanzibars and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport with Emirates Airlines, KLM or Turkish Airlines.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you into your private transfer vehicle for the 90 minute drive to a boat dock, from here it is a further 15 minutes out to the island.

We would highly recommend a helicopter transfer as after a long flight this is the easiest way to access the island.

For assistance on your arrival in Tanzania, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on lodge activities
  • Laundry
  • Water sport at Mnemba Island (scuba diving – 2 dives per day – full PADI certification required
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Sundowner dhow cruise
  • Stand-up paddle boarding – subject to availability.
  • Emergency evacuation insurance
  • Return transfers between Zanzibar town or airport/Mnemba.


  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Champagne, cognac, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Tourism Development Levy of USD 1.50
  • Park and Conservancy fees.
  • Diving instruction for guests under the age of 12 years and adults without a PADI certificate at Mnemba Island.

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