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Zanzibar: Mnemba Atoll Marine Reserve Snorkeling Tour

Zanzibar: Mnemba Atoll Marine Reserve Snorkeling Tour

Activity provider: Zanzibar Local Experience
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From US$ 108 per person

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Discover the best snorkeling spot in Zanzibar on a private tour. Delight in the chance to see various species of fish, huge corals, and dolphins. Savor a snack on a picture-perfect sandbank and admire the natural scenery. Enjoy included hotel transfers.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is from your hotel on Unguja.


  • Snorkel in the beautiful Mnemba Atoll Marine Reserve
  • Have the chance to see vast corals, dolphins, turtles, and a wide variety of fish
  • Capture incredible pictures of the ocean and marine life
  • Enjoy fresh fruits at a picturesque sandbank
  • Benefit from convenient hotel pickup and drop-off on Unguja
Full description
After pickup at your hotel on Unguja, Zanzibar, hop in your private boat toward Mnemba Island. Depending on conditions, reach the coral reef of the Mnemba Atoll Marine Reserve in up to 20 minutes. Once there, explore a reef that is big enough for everyone so you won't feel crowded, even on busy days. Keep your eyes peeled for yellow snapper, barracuda, turtles, and much more. After snorkeling, enjoy a snack stop on a sandbank. Relax under the sun as you savor seasonal fresh fruit and other small bites. Later, head back to shore on Unguja. See local fishermen coming back from the sea and selling their day's catches before being transferred back to your accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Conservation fee
  • Private boat
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen

    Know before you go

    • Please be advised that Mnemba is a private island - you will be snorkeling in the marine nature reserve only
    • Sightings of dolphins are not guaranteed as nature is unpredictable
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 6 reviews

    Review summary

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    Smoooth transport & fascinating scenery in Mnemba. We visited 3 different sites & got to swim in the most perfect shade of turquoise waters, no doubt the most clear bed of water I have ever witnessed. The cherry on top was the fresh fruitplatter that our captain put together for us, delicious! We had a private tour which was great because it meant that we got the boat for ourselves. There were quite a few other boats around (understandable because its such a spectacular site) - however, our guide kindly parked the boat slightly away from the crowds so we could enjoy our privacy as well :) 10/10 would recommend this excursion if you are in Zanzi!

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    March 7, 2022

    Punctual! Picked up from the hotel and then a 20 minute drive to the boat... a small nutshell but great. Great fruits on the boat and lots of fish on the atoll and reef. It was totally worth it!

    July 21, 2022

    The pick-up and return took place on time with a reliable driver from a hotel on the south-east coast. A drive took about 1.5 hours to the north coast. A rather small boat brought us to the reef, which was not far from the coast on a private island. The reef itself is almost dead, hardly any corals, a few small fish. Very disappointing. We visited a second reef, not much better. Anyone who knows intact reefs should refrain from this tour, it is not worth it. If you just want to see a few colorful fish and a lot of black sea urchins, you can do this tour well.

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    July 6, 2021

    Product ID: 357800