Matemwe Lodge

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An intimate lodge with 12 luxury suites perched on a coral rock, surrounded by some of the best beaches of Zanzibar. Matemwe's friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and excellent cuisine (specializing in fresh fish & seafood) are renowned. This, and 2 intimate swimming pools, lush tropical gardens, massages and cocktails make Matemwe the ultimate tropical paradise. Enjoy fantastic diving & snorkeling, sipping a cocktail on the beach or enjoy unforgettable views of the Indian Ocean from the poolside or from the comfortable sofas and hammocks of your private veranda.

Matemwe is located in the north-east of Zanzibar, surrounded by some of the best beaches of Zanzibar and opposite the well-known Mnemba atoll, hotspot for scuba diving and snorkeling. Matemwe's exclusive location, away from the big hotels, is the perfect location for ultimate relaxation. Beautiful fleets of fishermen in traditional wooden dhow boats sail past on their way to and from their fishing grounds.


* Diving: There is a Scuba Fish dive centre located conveniently at our Matemwe water sports centre on the property grounds. Diving & snorkeling conditions are excellent around the Mnemba atoll just off the coast from Matemwe

* Snorkeling: snorkeling trips to Mnemba atoll can be done with Matemwe's own wooden boats (at extra cost)

* Other activities at/around Matemwe: swimming/lounging in/around the pool, guided reef walks & guided cultural village walks, traditional sailing on dhow boats, guided kayak trips, traditional bao game, cycling

*Activities on the island: the island offers a range of excursions such as spice tours and visits to Stone Town or Jozani Forest. Due to Matemwe's secluded location, driving time can be an hour to these locations. The Matemwe team can furthermore organize the following activities: Traditional fishing, deep sea fishing, Parasailing, jet skiing, windsurfing (45min away), Kite-surfing, horse riding


Around the place
  • Airport shuttle costs extra
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach towels
  • Front desk safe
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry service
  • Towel and linen service
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Bartender
  • Concierge
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper
  • Security guard
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Suitable for elderly
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Massage
  • Pool
  • Row boat
  • Spa
  • Water sports centre


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