Although exotic experiences have become more and more sought-after, in recent years, not all of them are truly memorable, both literally and figuratively, and, more importantly, only a few of them are actually affordable for anyone. The last category, that of the adventures of a lifetime that everyone should try, also includes Mnemba snorkeling: the price is downright insignificant compared to what this destination offers – dream landscapes, a new activity for you to learn, wonderful company, and, last but not least, top services.
First of all, a little geography: Mnemba is a small island located 3 kilometers off the NE coast of Unguja, the largest island of the Zanzibar Archipelago. It’s only 500 meters in diameter and about 1.5 kilometers in circumference, but its importance comes from the fact that it’s surrounded by an oval reef seven by four kilometers in extent, declared a marine conservation area. The magic and exclusivity of the island are also due to the fact that it’s privately owned, which means tourists are only allowed to visit it. However, the Mnemba snorkeling price shouldn’t scare anyone.
First of all, because the cost of living in Zanzibar is low, incomparable to that of Great Britain or the EU. And secondly because, as we already mentioned, this tiny island has a lot to offer. Of course, the main attraction is Mnemba snorkeling (the price can be found out from the agency that organized the rest of your stay in East Africa). According to the locals, snorkeling can be considered “the national sport” on the island, just as football is in most European countries, except maybe the northern ones, where skating, skiing, and hockey are more popular.
In order to enjoy Mnemba snorkeling at a price that doesn’t exceed your budget, all you have to do is take a 90-minute drive from Stone Town, the old capital of Zanzibar, followed by a twenty-minute boat crossing – as we said, these will be arranged by the travel agency. Other activities on the tiny island include scuba diving, even deeper in the ocean than snorkeling, as well as admiring different rare or even endemic species of animals: threatened green sea turtles, Humpback whales (only from July to September), three species of dolphins, Whale sharks (the largest fish in the world), migratory & resident shore birds.
However, when we mention that 600 species of coral reef fish reside around the island, it’s clear that the most interesting thing to do around here is Mnemba snorkeling. Prices are good, the weather is always fantastic, the people are nice, and the food is great, so what are you waiting for? Not to mention the services! For example, Zanzibar Tour Guide has almost 20 years of experience, with highly professional guides, very respectful & careful drivers, and modern cars with air conditioning. By choosing them, you are guaranteed that you’ll be treated with respect and you’ll learn everything about the island. Besides snorkeling, you’ll go on safaris, walking tours, and you’ll experience local life, with all that it entails.