Indulge in luxury on this Mnemba Island, Zanzibar and Pemba beach holiday with business class flights. Start with a stopover in Dubai, where you can relax at a luxury hotel and explore the majestic sand dunes of the UAE. Head to the African coast, relaxing on the white sands of the Indian Ocean and soaking in the spice-filled breezes of Zanzibar. Next, you’ll spend the night on the incredible underwater room at the Manta Resort in Pemba Island. Watch shoals of fish swim by and stargaze from the deck in the evening. Finish your luxurious holiday on Mnemba Island, relaxing in your private banda on the beach and soaking up the peaceful and magical atmosphere.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport. On arrival in Dubai, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel where you’ll check-in for three nights.
You have 2 full days in Dubai so why not head down to Jumeirah Beach for some relaxation or head to one of Dubai’s many world-class shopping malls for the latest designer fashion.
We’ve included a desert safari with a BBQ dinner for a completely different experience of Dubai. Head out onto the sand dunes on a land cruiser for a rollercoaster ride up and down the sand before visiting a camel farm for a short visit. Once you reach the camp you will experience a traditional Arabian welcome with coffee, tea and dates. Relax in the tent furnished with carpets and cushions or take a camel ride before enjoying a 3 course BBQ meal alongside an exotic belly dancing performance.
After breakfast, you’ll be driven back to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival you’ll be taken straight to your hotel and check in for three nights. Once you arrive in Zanzibar, the rest of your holiday is on an all-inclusive basis. You’ll be staying at the Melia Zanzibar, located on the northeast coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar. Dine each night by the beautiful beach, lapped by warm ocean waters.
Your time here is yours to relax. Why not start with an early morning swim in the pool before a delicious breakfast. Spend the rest of your days here snorkelling in the crystalline waters, taking a sailing tour around the island or simply lazing on the beach under the warm African sun. You could also take a sailing tour to Pange sandbank for a picnic, head to the north of the island to swim with dolphins or indulge in a local cooking class and enjoy the flavours that make Zanzibar famous.
If you can drag yourself away from the beach, then a few hours in historic Stone Town is a nice way to spend the morning or if you want to see more of the island then a tour of the spice plantations around full of nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper will show you the green interior of the island. End each evening with a romantic seafood dinner under the stars – this is truly an island paradise.
After breakfast, you’ll be driven to Zanzibar Airport to catch the 30-minute flight to Pemba Island. On arrival you’ll be taken to your hotel and spend the rest of your day chilling out on the beach or by the pool. Why not treat yourself to a massage? Pemba Island is known as "The Green Island" with wild beaches, beautiful romantic coves and clear waters.
The Manta Resort in Pemba Island offers lots of activities to fill your time here. Dive in waters filled with clouds of colourful fish and relish the quiet, peaceful vibe of the island. You could also head out on a sandbank trip, try deep sea fishing or go exploring on a kayak safari.
On one of the nights (we recommend the middle night so you can take full advantage of the stay) enjoy a spay in the famed underwater room at the Manta Resort. This is an incredibly unique and special experience – perfect for those looking for a night to never forget! Anchored 250m off the shore of Pemba Island, the underwater room comprises a bedroom, a comfortable lounge area on the landing deck and a day bed that sits on the top of the structure. It’s an amazing spot to spend the night, feeling remote, relaxed and peaceful.
After an early breakfast, head back to Pemba airport for your light aircraft flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar you will be met and driven to the jetty, before changing to a boat for the trip over to your own private island, Mnemba, for your final few nights of luxury and relaxation.
Mnemba Island is private and romantic hideaway, with just twelve chic beachside bandas, for just 24 guests. The resort oozes sheer, unpretentious paradise, with simple luxuries and endless, breath-taking views. Enjoy breakfasts of local fruit and Tanzanian coffee, fresh sushi delivered straight to your beachfront room for lunch and candlelit seafood dinners each night. Indulge in early morning yoga or snorkel with turtles directly off the beach. Finishing your holiday in Mnemba will ensure this holiday is a trip of a lifetime.
Enjoy your last day in paradise. Take it easy with a leisurely stroll on the beach, before heading to the airport for your short flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Zanzibar international airport for your flight back home.
The most popular time to visit Tanzania is from the months of June to September, hotels in popular areas are full at this time with high season prices, the weather is cooler and dry. From October to February the weather is hot particularly from December to February, prices will increase over the Christmas & New Year period. Heavy rains can affect travel from March to May with some areas becoming inaccessible. This can be cheaper time to travel however, rains rarely fall all day and the landscape is very green.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.