Don’t feel sad if you’re not a diver! A snorkel trip to Mnemba Island will definitely satisfy all your wishes to experience a magic underwater world!
Mnemba Atoll is located at the northeast coast of Zanzibar close to Matemwe and just a breif drive away from Zan View Hotel and Kiwengwa. A short boat trip from the beach you will find an amazing realm just by looking down under the surface. The under water surrounding around Mnemba Island has actually been appointed to be one of East Africas best place for diving and snorkeling. The sight you meet when you enter this marine world is amazing and you get the feeling that you facing a big aquarium.
The reefs in Mnemba have been declared as Marine Conservation area in order to protect its nature resources. It is undoubtedly the most popular place for snorkeling in Zanzibar and a must do during your staying here. It is often called The Tropical Fish Capital since the place is well known for its large variety of different types of fish. Sting rays, Lion fish, Frog fish, Leaf fish and Zebra fish are just five of the over 350 different species that has been recorded around Mnemba Island. The coral reefs that been build up over million years appears in a wide variation and you will explore both soft and hard corals embedded in the white sand. If you are lucky even turtles and dolphines can be spotted in the crystal clear and warm water!