The Manta is located on the northwestern tip of Pemba island off the coast of Tanzania.
We remember first visiting this part of northern Pemba back in the late 1980s when it really was frontier territory for visitors. Back then the lodge was a very simple but wonderful tented camp on the back of a remote beach.
Since then it has grown in size, but not necessarily in stature, there were prolonged periods where we found it to be completely unusable.
During early 2008 new owners undertook considerable redevelopment and there is no doubt that there has been a considerable improvement.
We resumed talking a trickle of bookings for The Manta early 2009 and whilst we are reasonably confident that the lodge is once again well worth visiting, we are as yet unable to back this impression up with any significant guest feedback.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.