Mnemba Island Lodge

The ultimate in barefoot luxury chic, Mnemba Island Lodge will transport you to your own private paradise island from the moment you arrive. Fringed by white coral sloping into the turquoise Indian Ocean the ten secluded Bandas are hand-woven from Zanzibari palm fronds. Simply gaze in awe at the sensational Indian Ocean from the privacy of your own beach sala and traditional Zanzibari sunbed.


Mnemba Island is an exclusive atoll on the east coast of Zanzibar where you will truly lose track of time and forget the hum-drum of daily life back home. Mnemba is easily reached with a short flight from Nairobi to Stone Town followed by a 20-minute boat trip directly to the island paradise. The waters surrounding the island are a scuba diver’s dream; pristine coral reefs, rich marine life and numerous spectacular dive sites to explore nearby.

Your Room

You will feel complete and utter relaxation as the calm sea breeze wafts through your beachside Banda. Imagine a bedroom with soft natural fabrics, traditional woodcarvings and an overhead fan to cool you down of an evening. We love the giant stone shower and en suite and for a taste of true luxury, each Banda is complete with a personal butler. What could be better after a hard day’s snorkelling and scuba diving than dining underneath the stars on the shores of the Indian Ocean?

Why we like it?

For a slice of secluded island paradise and unpretentious luxury, Mnemba Island Lodge is unbeatable. Spend your days sea kayaking in the crystal clear waters and leisurely strolling around the island or, our favourite, simply lounging on the white sand beach and occasionally pinching yourself to see if you are dreaming. With a fully stocked dive centre, scuba diving around the Mnemba atoll is a must; share the water with green turtles, ghost crabs and an abundance of tropical fish.