The east coast of Tanzania is blessed with the dazzling white beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean, home to world-class scuba diving, thrilling deep sea fishing and is a very popular place for kite surfers. Colourful and exotic, Zanzibar fires the imagination with its beautiful scenery and fascinating history as a spice port. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island’s ancient capital of Stone Town hides its singular character and distinct charm within a labyrinth of winding alleyways and ornate doorways.
Zanzibar is situated in the Indian Ocean and made up of the larger islands of Pemba and Unguja (also called Zanzibar Island). Zanzibar is also known as the ‘Spice Island’ due to the delicious variety of spices grown on the island’s many plantations. Stone Town, a World Heritage Site, boasts a labyrinth of winding alleys, bustling marketplaces, beautifully carved wooden doors, breathtaking mosques and grand Arab residences.
Zanzibar is a paradise archipelago consisting of a string of islands in the Indian Ocean. It's the perfect place for romance, families and water sports enthusiasts – and it is only a short flight from one of our favorite safari destinations!
THE PRIVATE MNEMBA ISLAND, ZANZIBAR
A romantic hideaway, Mnemba Island is an exclusive paradise featuring twelve rustically chic beachside bandas, for just 24 guests, connected to the breathtaking Mnemba atoll.
Discover sheer, unpretentious paradise on this exclusive island, where the simple pleasures become your most treasured of memories for many years to come. Relax and unwind on your own stretch of beachfront, where simple yet luxurious bandas peep out onto unblemished sands from the dappled shade of the casuarina pine forest. Thatched dining and sitting or bar areas boast beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond.
Late breakfast trays teeming with tropical fruit, freshly-squeezed juice and Tanzanian coffee can be delivered to the beach banda for those wanting to indulge in a lie-in. Fresh sushi and chilled champagne can appear discreetly at the guests’ beach loungers should they wish to celebrate the magnificent sunset in privacy. Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach, with the waves lapping gently at guests’ feet. Allow yourself to relax and take a break with yoga and massages in the tranquil retreat of your banda.
Summer (October – April)
20°C/68°F Max: 30°C/86°F
Winter (May – September)
19°C/66°F Max: 25°C/77°F
Winter is peak season in Zanzibar, with warm temperatures and low rainfall. Short rains fall in November; longer rains in April and May.
The island is surrounded by pristine waters, dotted with beautiful dhows (traditional Arabic sailboats) and home to a plethora of underwater inhabitants
The Zanzibar archipelago is set in the Indian Ocean and is made up of the larger islands of Pemba and Unguja (also called Zanzibar Island)
Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a capital city of Zanzibar was built in the 19th century by Arab and Indian merchants
Zanzibar is also known as the ‘Spice Island’ due to the delicious variety of spices grown on the island’s many plantations
Perfect location for Kite Surfing, diving and other water sport activities
Zanzibar is the perfect paradise for families!
Mnemba Island is inhabited only by a maximum of guests and the staff taking care of them. The tiny island is just 1.5 km (less than a mile) and is the ultimate escape. The size of the island makes it intimate and relaxed. Choose exactly how and where you would like to spend your day and the team will make it happen
From 950 USD per night (2 pax)
From 845 USD per night (2 pax)
From 250 USD per night (2 pax)
From 1,320 USD per person per night
We work with volunteer projects that offer meaningful learning experiences and the space to experience the remarkable wildlife you’ll be supporting. Most projects only take between 10 and 20 volunteers, so the earlier we start planning your trip, the better. The best time to start making arrangements is six to eight months before your planned departure date – especially if you want to volunteer during peak seasons, including around school holidays.