Mnemba Island – Exquisite beach retreat

Mnemba Island off the coast of Zanzibar in Tanzania  is the perfect place to go at the end of a safari to relax and unwind before heading home.

P1150113The lodge only has 12 rooms – all thatched and open, with plenty of comfortable places to relax , each with a fabulous sea view and direct access to the beach. Bare foot luxury at its finest.

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This is a small and exclusive lodge, it only takes around 25 minutes to walk around the island  and the sand is the prettiest whitest sand we have ever seen, littered with shells, and the sea is aquamarine and clear. We felt as though we had the place to ourselves.

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The island lies within a marine reserve and there are several turtle nests that the management keep an eye on until they hatch. We were lucky to be woken up one night to watch a turtle laying her eggs – a first time experience for all of us. The next day our luck continued and we got to watch a hundred or so turtles hatch from a different nest and make their way to the sea. It was incredible.

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We swam with wild dolphins, Jamey and Ninian went diving every day, we goggled, ate delicious food, had massages played in the sea and came home feeling utterly spoilt!

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    Lowis & Leakey is a dynamic African safari company founded by Ninian Lowis and his wife Lara Leakey. We are based in Kenya where Lara and Ninian’s families have been involved in exploration and safaris since the late 19th century. Ninian is a professional guide who has over 20 years of experience leading safaris throughout Africa. Lara runs our office and manages the safari logistics as well as the day to day business of the safaris. Both Ninian and Lara delight in sharing their passion for Africa’s people, wildlife and wild places with their guests.
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