Travel writers have often named Mnemba as one of the top beaches in the world, certainly in Africa. Mnemba is the ultimate definition of barefoot luxury, one of the few places where you can snorkel straight off the beach and onto pristine reef. Owned and run by &Beyond, the food and service is top class- however, all this does come an eye watering cost…
&Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar - The Facts
Mnemba may be one of the most expensive beach lodges on the coast of Zanzibar (and Africa as a whole!), however, the lodge is very simple and the sheer beauty of the beach delivers one of the finest barefoot luxury experiences in Africa. It's luxury is that it sits on one of the more beautiful private islands in Africa, and being an &Beyond camp, you know the service, food, and accommodation is world class. 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 scuba diving 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. This is the best place to take a Tanzania honeymoon
. Visitors to this most exclusive of Indian Ocean island hideaways could find themselves sharing cocktails with Mnemba fan Bill Gates!
Zanzibar Mnemba Island Lodge Rates & Booking
It is not cheap! It comes in at roughly $1,700 per person per night... If you are set on Mnemba Island Lodge, give us a call and we can tell you the best time to go to avoid these peak season prices, and also the honeymoon deals which makes it that bit more affordable (but you still have to have quite a deep pocket!). If you aren't quite looking to spend so much on your Tanzania honeymoon though, there are plenty of other fantastic options on Zanzibar and the surrounding islands. Please see our recent honeymoon blog
for the low-down on the most romantic beach spots in 2018.
How to get to Mnemba Island?
It could not be easier. International flights hop into Dar es Salaam and within a few hours you can be relaxing on Africa's best beach... You connect in Dar to a flight to Zanzibar's Stone Town
. At the other you are met by a representative from &Beyond, driven to the crossing point, popped on a little boat and you are there! It is so easy to combine this world-class lodge with more exceptional camps on a Tanzania safari.
We don't just know Zanzibar!
Although we are the Zanzibar experts, our knowledge also extends to the rest of Tanzania
. For a chat about our favourite spots on this beautiful continent then please do just give us a call... We would be more than happy to hear from you!