Just off Zanzibar's north-eastern tip, resting on a secluded island, you will find Mnemba Island Lodge - Africa's most exclusive beach lodge. Famous for its astounding coral reefs and its esteemed reputation for being one of the most amorous ocean destinations in the world, Mnemba Island Lodge is the perfect romantic getaway. With its rustic charm and its gorgeous ocean views, Mnemba will not disappoint!
Luxuriate on your very own stretch of beachfront
Escape from the rest of the world to this beautiful island paradise. Mnemba Island Lodge is a romantic, private hideaway, exclusive to only 20 guests at a time. The island is encircled by the most enchanting turquoise water which beckons one to take a refreshing and relaxing dip. With activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving, guests can get an authentic taste of luxury island life. Mnemba is one of the most captivating dive sites in the world where snorkelling and diving addicts can treat themselves to the sights of the awe-inspiring coral reefs.
Revel in opulence while delighting in the island’s rustic charm
Mnemba Island Lodge manages to perfectly combine luxury and rusticity. The lodge only offers ten modest but absolutely gorgeous bandas, allowing guests to feel like royalty. The bandas are concealed by the green shadows of the tropical forest and they are suitably humble in appearance – blending in seamlessly with the absolutely flawless island. Each banda boasts a huge varandah where guests can relax and enjoy the cool ocean breeze that rustles through the leaves of the palm trees. The bandas have their own en suite bathrooms and the rooms are decorated with intricate, traditional, Zanzibarian woodcarvings. Guests are well looked after and they can delight in all the fantastic cuisine that Zanzibar has to offer – from fresh fruit to lobsters and from fish to prawns, there is so much deliciousnous!
A romantic island getaway
Mnemba Island Lodge is famous for being an ideal romantic getaway destination. The island’s privacy lets guests indulge in intimate candle-lit dinners on their own personal strip of beach while they enjoy the fresh island air and the calming sounds of the ocean. Couples can watch the sun set over the crystal clear ocean whilst taking a romantic stroll along the beach. Special beach dinners can be organised for honeymooners as well as relaxing massages on the beach.
The lodge will transport all guests to the island from Zanzibar International Airport or from the capital city, Stone Town. This entails a 1.5 hour drive and then a 15 minute boat ride to Mnemba.
When to go:
Tanzania offers a diversity of wildlife like no other, culture immersion and a land of continual contrasts. East Africa’s biggest country by a long way, home to the famous Serengeti, exquisite Zanzibar, Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s highest mountain and Africa’s largest lake it really does have it all. Here’s what to expect in Tanzanian’s different seasons:
June to October is the winter/dry season. This is when the bush is less dense and animals are much easier to spot as they generally congregate near waterholes. There isn’t much rain at this time of year, the skies are blue and there are a lot less mosquitoes than in the summer months. It is also the best time to see the incredible wonder that is the great wildebeest migration, although parks are generally busier at this time, as a result. For more on the migration click here.
November to May is Tanzania’s wet season. It is also the low season, so the reserves are less crowded and rates are lower. The landscape is lush and green and many newborn animals can be seen. The plains are alive and many migratory birds are visiting. Although rain is heavier during this time it is only between March and May that it can sometimes be cloudy and continuous.