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Matemwe Beach House
- Exclusive and private beach house perfect for a family or group
- Your own private butler and chef to cater your every need
- Peaceful location with a private slice of this beautiful coast line
Facilities includeInternet Air conditioning Private plunge pool Massage and treatments available In-room lockable box
- Muyuni Trip
- Horse Riding
- Sunset Cruise
- Ngalawa Cruises
- Spa Treatments
- Bicycle Rental
- Guided Reef Walks
- Big Game Fishing
- Quad Biking Tours
- Escape To Infinity Trip
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Para-sailing And Jet Skiing
- Beach Activities Available
- Nungwo and Jozani Forest Tours
- Spice Tours and Historical City Visits
- Bottle-nose And Humpback Dolphin Watching
Seasons in Zanzibar
About Matemwe Beach House
Matemwe Beach House is the perfect holiday home for a family or small group wanting a private slice of this beautiful coast line. Just a stones throw from the beach and Indian Ocean, enveloped in the Swahili culture, this self-contained house offers the chance for guests to experience this stretch of coast on their own terms. The sea breeze, rustling palm trees and gentle lapping of waves are a constant reminder of the stunning setting that this house is situated in.
The three bedroom traditional beach house sits just five paces from the beach and is accessed by a private path and gate. A private pool and deck offers great views over the beach and the sea. Two en-suite rooms are located on the ground floor, with a third on a mezzanine which is ideal for children. Guests are looked after by their own team of staff led by a Matemwe chef and butler who will ensure the food and experience at the Beach House is individually tailored to each family or group.
There is full butler service, so guests can remain tucked away in their house in complete isolation, or are able to wander over to the main lodge for meals, drinks or other activities such as diving and snorkelling. Children over the age of 6 are welcome at Matemwe Lodge, unless the lodge is booked exclusively. Matemwe Beach House is always booked exclusively so children of all ages are welcome.
All meals at Matemwe Beach House are served at a time of your choice. There is no set menu, so you can simply decide each morning what your individual menu will be for the day. The chef will make suggestions depending on special deliveries and the catch of the day. The exceptional cuisine is a fusion of traditional Zanzibari and international flavours. Seafood is a speciality, and fresh fish is prepared on a daily basis.
The private bar in Matemwe Beach House is stocked with a variety of cool drinks, wines, beers and spirits; and should you require any drink not stocked in the bar, your butler will do his best to oblige.
The north-east part of Zanzibar Island is known as Matemwe. This area is famous for its fine sand beaches, the contrasting colours of the Indian Ocean and the beauty of the coral reef around the Mnemba Island.
Here the tides govern the rhythm of the day. At high tide the fisherman stream across the lagoon in their billowing dhows, delivering a dream opportunity for any photographer - and the lodge is a daily stop for the fishermen who sell fresh crab, lobster and fish to Matemwe for lunches and dinners. At low tide the sea goes right out making the lagoon too shallow for swimming but it does reveal a fascinating reef which you can explore for hours.
Situated slightly south of Matemwe Lodge on the beach front, Matemwe Beach House enjoys unspoilt views through palm trees of the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Island. A short walk across the beach provides access to the main lodge should guests wish to use any of the facilities. Matemwe is just 75 minutes drive from Stone Town, allowing for easy day trips and excursions to all corners of this fascinating island.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Flights from Zanzibar International airport, also known as Kisauni Airport, can be met by lodge staff.
Tanganyika Flying Company
Safari Air Link
Various International Airlines
A few European charter companies offer direct flights from Milan and Rome, as well as Frankfurt via Mombasa
Matemwe is a 75 min drive from the airport. Self-drive is not recommended. Please enquire for directions to the Lodge
Transfers to/from Stone Town and Zanzibar airport can be arranged at an additional charge.
Transfers to/from other locations on Zanzibar can be arranged upon request
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
6th January - 31st March
1st June - 30th June
1st November - 19th December
1st January - 5th January
1st July - 31st October
20th December - 31st December
Matemwe is closed in April and May.
The Escape to Infinity Trip is very tide dependant and is only possible for about a week of the month during full and new moons.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome
Child aged between 0-3 are free of charge.
Child aged between 3-15 are 60% of the adult rate.
Child 16 years and older are full adult rate.
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- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.