ZANZIBAR HOLIDAYS – GETAWAY
From USD 3,963
ZAR 52,168.54 (approximately, depending on exchange rate at time of booking)
These 3 Idyllic nights on the beautiful island of Zanzibar is just one of our Zanzibar Holidays which will leave you with wonderful memories of a tropical Island Getaway.
Be among just 20 guests at this romantic, private hideaway, where ten beachside bandas overlook the Mnemba atoll (a scuba diver’s delight). From snorkelling, swimming and kayaking, to massages on the beach, to doing nothing at all, Mnemba has something for everyone.
&Beyond Mnemba Island is an award-winning barefoot beach paradise just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar.
3 Nights accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on lodge activities, laundry, safari activities at safari lodges, water sport at Mnemba Island (scuba diving – 2 dives per day – full PADI certification required, snorkelling, kayaking, flyfishing, sundowner dhow cruise, and stand-up paddle boarding) subject to availability. Emergency evacuation insurance, transfers between lodge airstrip and Grumeti, Kleins and Serengeti Under Canvas and return transfers between Zanzibar/Mnemba.
Telephone calls, Safari shop purchases, gratuities, and all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognac, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars. Diving instruction for guests under the age of 12 years and adults without a PADI certificate at Mnemba Island.
Zanzibar holidays at &Beyond Mnemba Island can be as active or as leisurely as you want them to. This private island paradise, with its white beaches and balmy Indian Ocean waters, invites you to lose all track of time. Activities and meals can always be tailor-made to your wishes and there are many ways to spend each ideal, sun-washed day.
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.
Africa Adventure Travels welcomes you to our Zanzibar Holidays.
On arrival in Zanzibar you will be met by an &Beyond representative who will drive you to the crossing point. Here you will be met by your boat transfer to &Beyond Mnemba Island.
More than 1 200 years ago, the silhouettes of three-cornered Arab dhows were first spotted across the horizon of the Indian Ocean waters washing Africa’s eastern shores. These traders had happened upon an island of such exquisite beauty that they filled their parchment manuscripts with tales detailing the picturesque sights. This scented land of coconuts and spices was so idyllic that the Sultan of Oman decided to move the seat of his empire to these shores they named Zayn Zal Barr, meaning “fair is the island.” Today the Zanzibar Archipelago is still bathed in the heady scents of cloves and cinnamon, and traditional dhows still drift across the horizon.
Spend three leisurely nights at &Beyond Mnemba Island. For the next few days the island and its ocean are yours to explore and enjoy. Remain in-house at your selected retreat, get out and about on the island, or combine the two.
Step aboard a sailing dhow with its iconic triangular sails for a day on the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Dive or snorkel the brilliantly coloured reefs or stop on an isolated sandbank for lunch. Brace your feet on the deck to do battle with the game-fish of the Indian ocean on a deep-sea fishing safari. Pause under the cool overgrowth of an island forest and marvel at the medicinal benefits of the plants your guide has pointed out. Indulge in the unique offerings of your chosen retreat, be it a spa treatment or a lazy lounge on the beach, sustained by icy cocktails.
The following is just one suggestion for a perfect day at Mnemba.
At a pre-arranged time, a friendly knock will sound on your door and morning tea and coffee will be delivered. As soon as you are ready, this will be followed by a delicious breakfast delivered directly to your banda. Feast on a selection of fruits and cheeses, as well as toast, jam and a selection of hot dishes cooked to order.
Spend a leisurely morning on the beach, snorkelling along the nearby coral reefs or simply enjoying the sunshine. Keep a sharp lookout for a coconut crab, the largest arthropod that lives on land.
The guest areas provide a cool, shaded sanctuary for a light, refreshing lunch.
After a brief siesta, it’s time to meet our diving instructors and venture into the balmy ocean waters. A short boat ride takes you out to the reefs, where you can explore the colourful marine life. If you happen to spot a pod of dolphin, simply jump in and swim with these sociable sea creatures.
Back from your dive, wash off the salt in the glass beaded shower. There’s time to relax before a succulent seafood dinner, served right on the beach, with your toes in the sand. Stroll along the ocean’s edge before you drift off to sleep with the haunting sound of the waves playing in your head.