World Journeys | Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

If you have ever harboured the secret wish of finding yourself the sole inhabitant of a beautiful tropical island, andBeyond Mnemba Island is the place for you. Discover sheer, unpretentious paradise on this private island, where the simple pleasures become your most treasured of memories for many years to come. Relax and unwind in the exclusivity of your own stretch of beachfront, where simple yet luxurious bandas peep out onto unblemished sands from the dappled shade of the casuarina pine forest.

Be among just 24 guests at this romantic, private hideaway, where ten beachside bandas overlook the Mnemba atoll. Activities include snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, and massages on the beach, or just do nothing at all! Mnemba has something for everyone.

andBeyond Mnemba Island is reached by a 90-minute drive from Stone Town through the lush spice plantations that cover main Zanzibar Island. Guests wade knee-deep in the balmy ocean waters to board a waiting boat for a 20-minute crossing to a warm island reception.

Highlights & Activities

Thatched dining and sitting or bar areas boast 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 are served on the beach, with the waves lapping gently at guests’ feet. Private beach picnics delight newlyweds and not-so-newlyweds alike.

Underwater enthusiasts can take advantage of the island’s PADI dive school, which offers incredible snorkelling and various scuba diving excursions.

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Special Offer

Special valid until 02/12/2024

Solo Traveller Deal!

The single supplement is waived on stays at any andBeyond lodge or camp in Africa, for stays before 20 December 2024. The reduction is applied to new bookings only, on the accommodation element only. Valid for the first two single rooms of any one booking. Offer may not be combined with any other and is subject to availability.

  • Summary


    4 Days / 3 Nights from NZD $8,290*


    East Africa, Tanzania

    Type of Journey

  • Departure Dates

    Daily, year round
    (closed 13 Jan to 1 Oct 2024 for refurbishment)
  • What's Included

    Tour Includes

    • Tailor-made journey
    • 3 nights’ accommodation
    • One flight from Arusha/Manyara/Nairobi to Zanzibar or Zanzibar to Arusha/Manyara/Nairobi
    • Meet & greet at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (if applicable)
    • Transfers to/from Zanzibar (airport or city) to Mnemba by road and boat
    • All meals during your stay (B, L, D) and refreshments on lodge activities
    • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits & beers, teas, and coffees
    • Shared water sports including scuba diving (two dives per day), snorkelling, kayaking, sundowner dhow cruise, and stand-up paddle boarding
    • Shared daily yoga classes
    • Infrastructure tax, conservation levy, VAT, and laundry
    • Emergency medical evacuation cover

    Not Included

    • Diving instruction for adults without full PADI certification and children 11 years & under
    • Premium alcohol
    • Fuel surcharges
    • Airport tax
    • Gratuities

  • Pricing

    Description Twin

    Mnemba Island – Banda
    1 Oct – 20 Dec
    21 Dec – 31 Dec


    On request
    On request

    Mnemba Island – Banda
    1 Jan – 10 Jan
    11 Jan – 31 Mar
    1 Apr – 31 May; 1 Nov – 20 Dec
    1 Jun – 30 Sep; 21 – 31 Dec
    1 – 31 Oct


    On request

    Mnemba Island – Banda
    1 – 10 Jan



    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Zanzibar > Mnemba Island
    From Stone Town, travel through Zanzibar’s lush spice plantations to board a boat for a 20-minute crossing to beautiful Mnemba Island.

    Days 2 & 3: Mnemba Island
    Take advantage of the range of activities that Mnemba has to offer, from the PADI dive school to swimming, snorkelling, beautiful beach walks, private beach dinners, in-room massage, private yoga sessions, dhow cruises and more. A variety of wildlife can be spotted on the island, including Suni antelope, Ader’s duiker, seasonal turtle hatchlings, dolphins and rare coconut crabs.

    Day 4: Mnemba Island > Zanzibar
    Transfer back to Zanzibar, where arrangements conclude.

  • Booking Conditions

    • Pricing is only applicable if added on as an extension to an &Beyond lodge in Kenya or Tanzania
    • Please enquire for single, child (6 – 16 years), cross-season, long stay, and/or Family Banda pricing
    • A single supplement will apply when an adult is sharing with a child 5 years & under
    • A single supplement will apply if more than two singles are booked from 11 Jan to 31 May and 1 Nov to 20 Dec
    • This property can accommodate a maximum of two children 11 years and under in-house at any given time
    • Triple rooms can only accommodate a maximum of two adults
    • The included airline segment is subject to a minimum number of passengers and a surcharge may apply
    • Activities are subject to availability


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