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Mnemba Island Lodge: Interesting Facts
Mnemba Island Lodge: In depth
Mnemba Island located just of the north east coast of Zanzibar. It is accessible by flying to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar and then being driven to a crossing point on the north of the island. You will then be transferred by boat to the private island. The perfect place to relax and unwind after a safari.
Mnemba may be one of the most expensive beach lodges on the coast, however, the lodge is very simple and the sheer beauty of the beach delivers one of the finest barefoot luxury experiences in Africa. The &Beyond staff and impeccable cuisine make this the perfect beach location. This is the pinnacle Tanzania holidays.
The communal area is simple and open with views onto the white sand of the beach, serving excellent fresh sea food as well as pretty much anything you want!
Accommodation is in just 10 roomy, thatched beach bandas with bathrooms set back along a soft corridor of woven coconut palm, each set back from the beach in a private clearing in the forest. All bedrooms, verandas and central living areas are atmospherically designed with light cotton nets, soft African prints and cushions, and - once the astronomical rates have been afforded - all fresh tropical cocktails, diving expeditions, water sports and fishing trips are included!
The lodge runs a professional dive school and has traditional wooden dhows from which to explore the warm, clear waters and coral reefs. Guests then return to their island hideaway to enjoy sumptuous feasts of fresh fruit, vegetables, seafood and meats all fabulously prepared and presented. Visitors to this most exclusive of Indian Ocean island hideaways could find themselves sharing cocktails with Mnemba fan Bill Gates!
Mnemba Island Lodge: Breaking news
Mnemba Island Lodge: JUVENILE HONEYCOMB MORAY
14 Oct 2012
The honeycomb moray is one of the largest morays living in this area. This juvenile one has been on the house reef, preying on small reef fishes until it reaches maturity and will then move to deeper waters. Something interesting to know about morays, is that, because they don't have gills, they ... Show me more >
Mnemba Island Lodge: MNEMBA'S FIRST SEAHORSE
3 Oct 2012
We were really excited to find our first seahorse here in Mnemba. The little guy was slowly drifting away from the house reef and he has been hiding in his patch of seagrass for the last week, which provides him with food and protection. Photo credit : Ross MacLeod Show me more >
Mnemba Island Lodge: WELL CAMOUFLAGED INDIAN OCEAN WALKMAN
5 Sep 2012
The Indian Ocean Walkman (Inimicus didactylus) is probably the most curious looking fish we have in the area. If you are lucky enough to see him moving around, you would notice that it looks like he has legs which he is crawling around with. These so-called legs are actually two rays of his ... Show me more >
Mnemba Island Lodge: JUVENILE BATFISHES ON HOUSE REEF
31 Aug 2012
All our snorkelers and divers have been admiring these three juvenile orbicular batfishes ( platax orbicularis) hovering on the house reef and seeking a bit of safety. They are feeding on seagrass and building their strenght before joining a big school of adults in more open waters at greater ... Show me more >
Mnemba Island Lodge: RED KNOB SEA STAR
26 Aug 2012
Found this little guy not to far offshore. Often times they will get caught to high in the sand while the tide is going out and end up with a sun tun. The do however seem hardy enough that it doesn't seem to bother them all that much. Show me more >
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