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Mnemba Atoll

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2 Km off the Northeast Coast of Unguja, Unguja City, Tanzania
+255 773 235 030
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I was there for diving with Buccaneer Diving. Mnemba Island is worth seeing and diving there. It was full day trip from Paje but it is probably one of the best dive site here. Worth seeing.

Thank Przemko O
Reviewed 18 February 2018

There were 24 boats there, a patrol boat (!) and snorkellers/divers everywhere. Absolute chaos and if you think you are going for a lovely quiet snorkel, you couldn't be more wrong. Seriously disappointing. Plus the water is quite choppy (understatement) and from Kendwa Beach, it's...More

Thank Peace5eeker
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We enjoyed all parts of the trip. First we had a chance to see what happens outside the resort, where the locals live. Then we had a slow boat trip along the shore, because of the low tide. Then we hit the open water heading...More

Thank DrorT10
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We snorkelled here with One Ocean. 35 minutes by boat & although very nice fish & corals to see, the place gets very crowded. Too crowded for me.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Spent a most enjoyable hour snorkeling the reef around Mnemba and also swimming with a pod of dolphins. The dolphins were actually mostly about 15 feet below us in the water, though I watched 2 ascend, spiraling to the surface. I was happy that they...More

Thank sailgirl
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Lots of good dives here - however if you come from the mainland you are likely restricted to the common dives and less than 20 meters. We stayed at the atoll itself, so I could dive in the afternoon and do deeper dives where there...More

Thank andal03
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We did 2 dives at Mnemba Island and those were the best on Zanzibar we did so far. Visibility was around 12-16m with no currents. You can see large schools of fish and good quality corals. We even saw turtles, 6 dolphins and stingrays, but...More

Thank nordi32
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Apparently, it is always good weather at this side of the island!! We took of in Nungwi in the rain, but we arrived at Mnemba in the sun. After spotting some dolphins, we had some time to snorkel (nice corals...) and to spend at a...More

1  Thank gunterv2016
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Went there from Nungwi - first you have one and a half hour boat ride that's very bumpy and everyone will be soaked which isn't very fun. Then you get to the Atoll - a small bleached coral reef that barely has any fish but...More

Thank bmatys91
Reviewed 17 September 2017

First is a 1.5 hour sailing to the Atoll, many people got sea sickness. Waves can get pretty big. Snorkeling around the atoll was ok, but nothing special, nothing special comparing to Red Sea. Watch out for sea urchin!

Thank Marcin M
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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!
12 February 2017|
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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