Mnarani Beach Cottages

Activities, Fun, Action

Access to the beach

Depending on the moon and the daily tides, you can access the beach in front of the hotel from the Mnarani deck area. Take a leisurely stroll to the Nungwi Dhow shipbuilding yard, beach-comb or join the local women and children as they search the shallows of the reef for small fish and octopus. Remember to bring your beach shoes with you.


The Nungwi peninsula boasts magnificent diving and snorkeling sites, most notably the famed Mnemba Atoll. A full day trip on Mnarani’s own traditional dhow, ‘My Lady’, will take you there for an extensive forage into the tropical underwater world, swimming and sunbathing on a remote and picturesque beach. You can choose from two favorite snorkeling spots – one in shallow and one in deeper water.

Swim with the dolphins (although their presence can’t be guaranteed) or go for a spot of fishing and catch your own lunch. Don’t worry if you don’t catch a bite – we’ll buy from the local fishermen and set up a beach barbecue just for you!

Sunset Cruise

Sailing on a traditional Swahili dhow is a great experience in itself. Add the sunset, the gentle breeze, and the peace and calm out there in our azure waters… and it turns into an unforgettable holiday memory!

Kite Surfing

From December to March you can enjoy the thrill of kitesurfing in front of the hotel.


Paddling along the coastline in a kayak is a relaxing and fun way to explore your surroundings. There are double and single kayaks available; life jackets and shoes can be provided.

Game Fishing

The waters around the North of Zanzibar are teeming with marine life. If you feel like catching your own dinner, Mnarani offers both full (8h) and half-day (4h) deep sea fishing trips. Our boat carries a maximum of five passengers plus crew. It is fully equipped with two outboard engines, GPS, radio, fish finder, life jackets and first aid kit.

Fish caught by guests include; King Fish, Sail Fish, Blue Marlin and Yellow Fin Tuna.

PADI Scuba Diving

There are no diving facilities at Mnarani itself, but we work closely with a reputable certified dive center in the vicinity. We are more than happy to assist you with booking your dives or PADI courses.


If you are an experienced Hobie cat 16 captain, you are welcome to hire Mnarani’s boat. If it’s your first time, one of our experienced staff can take you sailing to enjoy the breeze along the coast. Please note the sailing will depend on the sea condition.

Other tours and Excursion

Zanzibar has many popular activities and tours: swimming with dolphins, Jozani forest, Stone Town tour, Nungwi Village tour to name a few. We will happily arrange these for you.

Water Sports Activities : Prices

Activities Time Per Person Price Per Boat Price Persons Place of Activities Includes
Snorkelling Full Day US$ 45 - 4 Mnemba Island Lunch, Soft drinks, fruits & snorkelling equipments
Snorkelling Half Day US$ 37 - 4 Mnemba Island Mineral water, fruits and equipments and Mnemba fee
Fishing Full Day - US$ 400 - - Lunch, soft drinks, fruits & equipments
Fishing Half Day - US$ 300 - - Soft drinks, mineral water, fruits & equipments
Snorkelling Half day US$ 30 US$ 120 - Tumbatu Island Soft drinks, mineral water, fruits & equipments
Kayaking 2 hours US$ 10 - - - -

Please Note

Full day Snorkelling from 9.00 AM to 3.30 PM

Half day Snorkelling from 8.30 AM to 1.00 PM

Full day Fishing from 6.30 AM to 4.00 PM

Half day Fishing from 6.30 AM to 1.00 PM

Private Boat For Snorkling Trips- Mnemba Island

Time No of Guest Price Includes
Half Day 4 US$ 180 Fruits, mineral water, soft drinks & equipments.
Half Day 3 US$ 140 Fruits, mineral water, soft drinks & equipments.
Half Day 2 US$ 120 Fruits, mineral water, soft drinks & equipments.
Half Day 1 US$ 100 Fruits, mineral water, soft drinks & equipments.
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