Undoubtedly the best location on the entire island, opposite a fantastic snorkeling atoll
Ilze W 30 yrs, Cape Town, South Africa, Read 31 reviews »
- This vibrant yet relaxed lodge has perfected the tropical island experience
- Peaceful location - the ideal place to unwind in the cool ocean breeze
- Superb diving and snorkelling off the renowned Mnembe Atoll
Facilities includeWIFI Two swimming pools Spa Treatments Diving at Mnemba Atoll Local fishing in Ngalawa
- Muyuni Trip
- Horse Riding
- Kite Surfing
- Sunset Cruise
- Spa Treatments
- Bicycle Rental
- Ngalawa Cruises
- Beach Activities
- Big Game Fishing
- Guided Reef Walks
- Quad Biking Tours
- Escape To Infinity tRIP
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Local Fishing In Negalawa
- Para- Sailing And Jet Skiing
- Nungwi And Jozani Forest Tours
- Spice Tours And Historical City Visits
Seasons in Zanzibar
About Matemwe Lodge
Matemwe Lodge remains one of the most secluded resorts on Zanzibar and is perfect for a relaxing and exclusive beach holiday. Matemwe Lodge consists of twelve beautiful bungalows, built from local materials and surrounded by tropical gardens. Each suite has a private veranda with a hammock and sofas overlooking the Indian Ocean. The bathroom is large, spacious and has both a deep bathtub and walk-in shower.
When Swedish sisters Helen and Katharina set foot in Zanzibar in 1989 to set up a small lodge, they had the whole island to choose from. They chose Matemwe, perfectly situated opposite the spectacular diving and snorkelling reefs of the Mnemba Atoll and surrounded by some of the best beaches on the island.
Perched on coral rock explaining why it is famed for the local snorkelling and diving. With lush tropical gardens, friendly staff and private swimming pools it is little wonder this destination is often referred to as paradise.
The north-east part of Zanzibar Island is known as Matemwe. This area is famous for its fine white sand beaches, the contrasting colours of the Indian Ocean and the beauty of the coral reef around Mnemba Island.
Situated slightly north of Matemwe in an elevated position, Matemwe Lodge enjoys unspoilt views through palm trees of the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Island.
Matemwe is just a 60 minute drive from Stonetown, allowing for easy day trips and excursions to all corners of the island.
Care has been taken to ensure privacy and exclusivity throughout Matemwe Lodge.
Matemwe works hard to put their aspirations into action and make a meaningful impact on conservation and community development in the area.
Some of their actions at Matemwe include:
Environmentally friendly waste management and recycling both at the Lodge and in the surrounding community
Energy saving practices
Local procurement of materials and food
Support from the Lodge and its guests of the school in Kigomani, a neighbouring village
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 aged 5 and over are welcome
Children aged 5-15 years sharing with adult pay 60% of adult rate
Children below 12 should always share a room with an adult
Children 16 years and older pay the full adult rate
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