Mnemba Island Lodge

Zanzibar Private Island

Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge is one of Zanzibar's finest private island lodges, offering the very best in ‘desert island’ style exclusivity and barefoot luxury.

Located just off the north coast of Zanzibar, Mnemba Island is a beautiful private island retreat, offering the best in ‘desert island’ style exclusivity and luxury.

Mnemba provides everything for you – from food, drinks and activities, to boat transfers back and forth to Zanzibar. This is one of the most exclusive and luxurious Island lodges in East Africa, yet it carries a relaxed, informal atmosphere – it's the very definition of "barefoot luxury".

Mnemba Island itself is just beautiful. It's a regular fixture on the "top 100 beaches of the world" features that travel journals are so fond of, and it's not hard to see why. Totally uninhabited, the island is surrounded by about 1km of pristine white sand beach and some of Zanzibar's very best coral reefs.

Mnemba Island Lodge is managed by luxury safari operator &Beyond.


Guests at Mnemba Island Lodge stay in secluded beach bandas, of which there are just ten, all beautifully decorated and built from local materials. The bandas are situated close to the sea and built on raised platforms ensuring brilliant views. The bedrooms are spacious and fairly simply furnished, but immaculately maintained. The decor incorporates local materials and soft fishing nets to give a very rustic feel. The bathrooms are detached and accessed via a walkway.


Mnemba's open-air dining area is well situated to make the most of the sea views. Guests can also choose to dine privately on the beach by candlelight.


- Dining area
- Visitor’s centre
- Bar
- Exclusive beach access


- Snorkelling and diving (2 dives included per day)
- Fishing
- Day visits to Zanzibar island
- No motorised water sports on the island itself

Child Policy

Mnemba Island Lodge accommodates children of all ages, but there is a limit to the number of children they will accept on the island at any one time, so it's best to enquire well in advance of your stay.