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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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“coral reef” (3 reviews)
“shallow water” (3 reviews)
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2 Km off the Northeast Coast of Unguja, Unguja City, Tanzania
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"private island"
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"coral reef"
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"shallow water"
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"fish life"
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"snorkeling trip"
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"paid usd"
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"swimming with dolphins"
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"open water"
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"low tide"
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"sea"
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"nungwi"
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"visibility"
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"boat"
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"dives"
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We went for a half day trip to mnemba which included lunch for 20 US Dollars each. The boat ride took 1.5 hours, the crew was lovely. Once we arrived, we were not actually allowed on Mnemba as its a private island. We were told...More

4  Thank Anna V
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This half day trip is not to be missed. It was a phenomenal experience and one of the highlights of our holiday. The clear water allows for excellent snorkeling amongst a range of tropical fish and coral. A great day was made even better by...More

1  Thank katyhaf
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

I have seen all sorts of fish, most of them with bright colours and just swimming around us. Lots of surgeon fish, clown fish, corals and beautiful coloured starfish everywhere. I loved it, although the last area was a bit more crowded. In both snorkel/dive...More

2  Thank LittleFootAdventures
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Good snorkelling but way too many boats at the same time. Because of the tide everybody is there at the same time. Annoying.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

If you are used to snorkeling in the Caribbean you will be disappointed. The reef reminds me of Cozumel - once a pristine area to snorkel but now so badly damaged that there's dying coral and limited fish to see. The waters are turquoise blue...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I've snorkeled and dived around the world including the Caribbean, Red Sea, Hawaii, Thailand, etc. I thought Mnemba was about middle of the pack compared to some of the other places I mentioned. We snorkeled in two spots, the first was a bit disappointing with...More

3  Thank Chad C
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The reef is unfortunately mostly dead, very few fish and we were stung by many jellyfish (although it's very faint so won't stop you from swimming). I would say better to try something like prison island, or just go to the many nearby beautiful beaches.

2  Thank Joshua P
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I came with reasonable expectations, but for me it was disappointing to get there just for snorkeling The reef around the Atoll is sandy yellowish and almost dead , fish are scarce unless you came for the common "zebra" fish. No colors, water wasn't clear...More

1  Thank Iska1
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife and I did a private day tour,with Marco Polo.Contact details available. He promised a memorable day-and it was fulfilled. I hadn't been doing scuba diving for a while,and my wife's apprehension made me avoid a dive,and the relative cost of 55USD PLUS cost...More

3  Thank momo846
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

The water there is incredibly blue and wonderful, but, unless you sleep there, you can't access to the beach (it is a private island). You can find daily boats trip easily from Matemwe or Nungwi which brings you there to snorkel or dive. We went...More

4  Thank Nikolauskauf
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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
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