10 secluded split-level beach bandas built on platforms raised off the beach sand, are carefully located to ensure absolute privacy. Each banda is made of natural local materials, each featuring a spacious bathroom with shower, twin hand-basins and separate w.c. The elevated bedrooms are generously proportioned and simply furnished with king sized, extra-length beds swathed in billowing muslin nets. Beach level verandas offer built-in barazas – perfect for afternoon siestas, comfortable chairs for reading and a writing table. There are also outdoor swing beds, and private beach salas feature traditional Zanzibari loungers.
The dining and bar areas have been built along organic lines, allowing unimpeded access to breathtaking sea views. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal to match Mnemba’s rustic beauty. Guests can enjoy snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, salt water fly fishing and scuba diving – (2 dives per day). Please note that guests are required to bring diving certificates with them if they wish to dive. Deep sea fishing and PADI diving courses are available at an additional cost.
Between December and March Mnemba’s rare green turtles can be seen laying their eggs. A walk around the Island reveals a variety of sea birds whilst snorkelling amongst the coral reefs introduces one to the magnificent colourful aquatic world.