Matemwe lies perched on a coral rock, surrounded by the best beaches on Zanzibar. The friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, lush tropical gardens, fine white sand, intimate swimming pools, massages, and magnificent food makes Matemwe the ultimate tropical paradise.
The lodge consists of 12 beautiful bungalows, built from local materials and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Each suite has a private veranda with hammocks and couches overlooking the Indian Ocean. Inside the room, you will find a grand, king-size bed, an extra single bed, and plenty of space and personal touches. The bathrooms are large and have deep bathtubs and walk-in showers. Although mosquitoes are rare in Matemwe, all rooms are equipped with large mosquito nets.
The open-air restaurant overlooks the ocean and has a tranquil area to lounge in as well. Seafood is the specialty of the house, with all produce bought daily from the local markets. Lunch is a buffet, offering a delicious mix of African and European flavors. Dinner offers a choice of main courses with fish, meat, and vegetarian options. Matemwe has a multi-level swimming pool surrounded with lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. Freshly mixed coctails are served at the poolside bar.
Matemwe is a perfect place for relaxation as well as water activities. Ocean trips with snorkeling equipment can be easily arranged daily. You can sail or motor to the local reef and discover the little island of Mnemba Atoll. Diving trips can also be organized for you with a professional diving center to discover the breathaking world of the Indian Ocean. You can also snorkel straight from the beach or during reef walks. Kayaks are available as well. Day trips include Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Prison Island, and Spice Tours.
Local diving sites are suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced divers. Variety is the key word on the reefs: soft and hard corals, sponges and anemones, plentiful fish varieties, dolphins, and even whales from August to October.