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Winner best brand 
We Are Africa  Innovation Award

Zanzibar Tourism Award 2018

Zanzibar Tourism Award 2019
Conservation Commitment

A barefoot-luxury retreat at the end of the road you are about to take.

Switch off your noisy, pressurised, polluted electronic world and enter a completely different one – not as a tourist, but as a sentient human being with simple needs – sunshine, fresh sweet-smelling air, natural food, a pristine comfortable bed and friendly company to care for you and yours. All to be found folded into the edge of a primitive forest and set on rising land overlooking the purest, most turquoise waters that ever caught your breath – these waters hide secrets of the most exquisite kind – coral reefs unspoilt – and they are fringed by snow white, delicately soft sand on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 

This is Manta, our treasured, remote island hideaway where you can feel the simplicity of a naturally evolved traditional Swahili island culture – and timeless peace and quiet. 

Feel part of our Pemban family, our local staff, trained from the go to translate their natural unspoilt kindness and happiness into helping you in all ways to enjoy freedom and low-key modern comfort. A group of good people who proudly endeavour to make Manta the special place it is. From the moment you arrive, your every conceivable activity and service during your stay will be all inclusive and private (with the exception of diving and outside tours). You will have your own service fundi – a member of staff assigned to assist you personally – even perhaps to take you on visits to his village to meet relatives – if you so wish.

The Underwater Room

Submerge yourself

Within our Conservation Area lies the Underwater Room. A private island surrounded by coral. A place to submerge yourself in the Indian Ocean. You will experience the fascinating shifting lights of the water, the ebb and flow of the tide and subject to the curiosity of the fishy inhabitants of another world. 

Paradise Found

Pemba Island

Our treasured hideaway where you can feel the simplicity of a naturally evolved traditional Swahili Island culture and timeless peace and quiet. Feel part of our Pembian family, our local staff, trained from the get go to translate their natural unspoilt kindness and happiness into helping you in all ways to enjoy freedom and low-key modern comfort. A group of good people who proudly endeavour to make Manta the special place it is. 

PCR testing on Pemba Island

Information regarding safety procedure at resort:

  • Guest temperatures will be taken on arrival and hand sanitiser will be available for use throughout camp
  • The Manta Family will have their temperatures taken upon arrival at work with comprehensive sanitisation in place 
  • Bags will be sanitised before being taken to the guest rooms
  • Rooms have a dedicated housekeeper and are deep cleaned thoroughly before guests arrive 
  • Masks will be required to be worn by staff in the common areas and guests will be encouraged to do the same
  • We will offer private dining either in-room or at different settings where all guests remain at least 10 meters apart – if not in a different location
  • All meals are a la carte
  • Each guest party will have a dedicated butler we call a service fundi.
  • All our transfer vehicles carry disinfectant and hand sanitiser 
  • Drivers will no longer be able to accept a passenger in the front seat
  • Drivers will wear face masks on request
  • Privacy when participating in an activity like diving will be offered whenever possible
  • For the next 6 months, at least, we will not allow any village and school visits
  • Massages will be available and as far as possible. The therapist will wear a face mask and the massage bed will be deep cleaned before and after each treatment
                               

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                              Explore our reefs or learn how to dive with us in our 5 star PADI dive centre, with over 20 years of experience.

                              Combine the best of two worlds! We are proud to offer an East African safari to before your Pemba adventure. Enquire today to get a tailor made safari from Kuchanga Safaris

                              Kwanini foundation is an initiative to make a positive contribution to the future of Pemba Island by working alongside the local communities to help them understand and conserve the natural world on which they depend.

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