Mnemba Island Lodge

Location: Mnemba is an idyllic island situated within a marine reserve comprising four distinct habitats which are home to a diverse array of Indian Ocean wildlife.

Mnemba, an Arabic word meaning octopus head, is a 20-minute cruise in a traditional 16 foot flat-bottomed boat from the Island of Zanzibar. Just one-mile in circumference, a pristine swathe of beach halos the island, fringed by a tropical forest.

A protection zone surrounds the island, conserving magnificent coral reefs where giant turtles, ghost crabs and spectacular tropical fish drift through the lagoons.

Accommodation: Mnemba Island Lodge comprises just 10 rustic palm-frond bandas with en suite bathrooms and private verandas nestling in a tropical beach forest fringed by a soft white coral-sand beach.

Facilities: Thatched dining and sitting/bar areas have beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular coral reefs beyond. Baskets of fresh fruit, fish and lobsters are brought by traditional outriggers to Mnemba's shore, to be prepared as exquisite and exotic delicacies.

Activities: Diving and snorkeling at Mnemba Atoll; Sailing, boating, windsurfing and kayaking and deep-sea fishing and birding







Chapwani Private Island

Location: The Chapwani Island is about 800m long and 200m wide and is surrounded by small coves with white sandy beaches and coral reefs and is perfect for swimming, windsurfing and diving. The thick tropical vegetation of baobabs, palm trees and passion fruits, harbours a small historic graveyard and rich wild-life including a herd of indigenous Duiker Chapwani (miniature antelopes).

The island is situated just over a mile from the coast to the North West of Stone Town. It can be reached comfortably within 15 minutes from Stone Town by boat.

Accommodation: There are only 10 rooms on the whole island, situated in 5 separate bandas on the beach. Each room has its own terrace and lounge beds on the beach in front of the room.

The rooms are simply furnished with a four poster bed, a mosquito net, ceiling fan, wardrobe and traditional Zanzibari writing desk. A banana leaf shutter closes the room from the light outside whilst letting through a fresh breeze.

Facilities: The restaurant on the water's edge provides a unique blend of Oriental, African and European cuisine using local ingredients fresh from the market.

Activities: Swimming and short excursions to nearby snorkeling sites; the island has four canoes, which can be used to explore the coast around the island; beach volley court, archery, petanque balls, and lots of other games and trips with the local fishermen and sailing on an N'gelawa, (traditional fishing vessels)

Chumbe Island Coral Park

Location: Chumbe Island is 9km southwest of Stone Town and a 40-minute boat ride from Mbweni beach. The island has been developed into a nature reserve comprising the Chumbe Forest Reserve and the Chumbe Reef Sanctuary, one of the world's most beautiful coral gardens with more than 200 species of coral and 370 species of fish.

Accommodation: There are seven bungalows, all equipped with double or twin beds in the sleeping area under the palm thatched roof, self-contained bathrooms with hot & cold shower, large living rooms, equipped with handmade furniture and and very comfortable hammocks.

Facilities: Dining takes place under the impressive roof of our visitor's centre, which overlooks the sea between Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania. Our chefs provide an abundant supply of mouth-watering dishes that are a mixture of Zanzibarian, Arabic, Indian and African tastes and satisfy both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Activities: Historical monuments; walking - forest reserves; nature trails; scuba diving, snorkeling and reef sanctuary


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