Snorkeling at Mnemba Atoll

Snorkeling at Mnemba Atoll is a breathtaking and unforgettable experience, regarded as one of the best snorkeling spots in Zanzibar and the entire East African region. Mnemba Atoll is a small private island located off the northeast coast of Zanzibar, surrounded by a pristine coral reef and clear turquoise waters teeming with marine life. Here's what you can expect from snorkeling at Mnemba:

Tour description

As you board the boat to Mnemba Atoll, excitement builds, and anticipation grows as you approach this marine paradise. The clear, azure waters of the Indian Ocean welcome you, and the boat’s crew prepares you with snorkeling gear, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience. Once you slip into the water and put on your snorkeling mask, you’ll be transported to an enchanting world beneath the waves. Mnemba Atoll’s coral reefs are a kaleidoscope of colors, adorned with a plethora of hard and soft corals, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your snorkeling adventure. As you glide effortlessly above the reef, you’ll be surrounded by an astonishing variety of marine life. Schools of tropical fish dance around you, with their vibrant colors shimmering in the sunlight. Keep an eye out for the striking parrotfish, regal angelfish, and graceful butterfly fish, as well as other fascinating creatures like triggerfish, wrasses, and groupers. Mnemba Atoll is also known for its encounters with gentle sea turtles gracefully gliding through the water. Spotting one of these majestic creatures as they gracefully swim by is a truly magical experience. If you’re lucky, you may even have the chance to observe playful dolphins that frequent the waters around Mnemba Atoll. Their acrobatic displays and curious nature add an extra layer of excitement to your snorkeling journey. Guided by experienced instructors, you’ll be introduced to the unique features of the marine reserve, and they will highlight the importance of preserving this delicate ecosystem. Their knowledge of the marine life and conservation efforts will enrich your understanding and appreciation of Mnemba Atoll’s ecological significance. After an exhilarating snorkeling session, you’ll return to the boat, feeling invigorated and awestruck by the beauty you witnessed beneath the waves. As you sail back to the mainland, you’ll carry with you the memories of a once-in-a-lifetime snorkeling experience at Mnemba Atoll—a testament to the incredible natural wonders that Zanzibar has to offer.


Transfers from stone town (from other destination, contact us)
conservation fees
Tour guider
Boat ride
Fresh fruits (add BBQ meal for only $30 per person)
A bottle of mineral water for each


1 or 2 person $80
3 persons $160
4 persons $230
5 persons $290
6+ persons $50 per person

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