Zanzibar, the “spice” island, was discovered by Arab traders in the 8th century and today is still bathed in the heady scents and romance of a bygone era. Traditional dhows drift across the horizon and visitors fill their days relaxing on soft white-sand beaches or swimming, snorkelling and diving in the gloriously warm waters.

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Mnemba Island Lodge is situated on a private island just off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar. Surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs, a protected marine reserve, it boasts some of Africa’s most wonderful dive sites. Mnemba has become known as one of the most romantic island destinations in the world, offering barefoot luxury and exclusivity that is virtually unparalleled.