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2 Km off the Northeast Coast of Unguja, Unguja City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place that you will gonna enjoy a nice view of a colored fish at the clean water of indian ocean, Mnemba Atoll is the best island to make better snorkeling and diving. Don't ever miss this when visit at Zanzibar. My WhatsApp...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShellahToursnSafaris
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Went there for a half day snorkling. There are a large spread of various fishes. The coral are not the best. Come early, as it is very crowded from 11 am.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LommaTraveller
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

A very unpleasant experience. Overcrowded and old wooden boat, high waves, dead corals and a small lunch on the boat. It took us 1.5hrs to get to the atoll for 1.5hrs less than average snorkeling with other 15 or more boats around. Then 1.5hrs back...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Marc D
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

From Matemwe we took a boat with a local captain to a reef ik far from Mnemba. There we about 25 boats on the same spot. All the coral is dead, but you can see some fish. After one hour we were done with it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank NiekH6
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We subscribed to a diving and snorkeling discovery organized by the Zanzibar Dive Centre. The centre is located at the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa in Kiwengwa and has a small office at the Paradise Beach Resort, where you can book your diving and/or snorkeling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Tienkivoila
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We were not sure if we should go on Mnemba island or not. It was great experience, beautifull white sand and blue water and we love it. We did also snorkelling and we saw a lot of fishes in amazing colors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank teatea163
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We booked the Mnemba tour and were on one of the three boats leaving from Nungwi. After approximately 80mins we arrived to the place where we were supposed to see a living ocean. What we saw instead was very sad. Looking into the water we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank evaznew
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We visited Zanzibar between SEP 10 - 15th 2018. Every moment we spend their was a memorable experience. In this review I would like to refer a great guide whom we met during our half day trip to Zanzibar Mnemba Atoll Marine Reserve Snorkeling Tour....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jinisha J
Reviewed 18 September 2018

If diving is one of activities you would like to pursue on Zanzibar nothing can beat Mnemba....but only if you stay at $3000 per night Mnemba lodge. Otherwise, you will be limited to morning dives with about a dozen of boats per each spot. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stanislav_Ts
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Menemba is praised location for diving and snorkeling. I wanted to go diving but before paying huge money for 1 day diving I just wanted to go and see what is all about. Snorkeling is just average. Same fish as everywhere, you cannot go on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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10 October 2018|
Response from drandro | Reviewed this property |
First a short driving then a short sailing. Easily found at google Maps.
22 September 2018|
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Response from NevilleG1 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much all the year except May,June!
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Response from Heidene | Reviewed this property |
We also went snorkling at Mnemba, however you kind of swimm as deep as some of the divers, the reeefs are shallow enough and you can see more snorkling at Mnemba. The reefs in the south where Safari Blue takes you to is not... More