Beach Lodge

12 Bungalows

Spa

Kids 5+

Offsite Dive Centre

 

Matemwe Lodge (formerly known as Matemwe Bungalows), lies perched on a coral rock, surrounded by fantastic beaches and right opposite the Mnemba Atoll, which offers spectacular diving and snorkeling.

Matemwe Lodge offers friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere, lush tropical gardens, fine white sand, intimate swimming pools, massages and magnificent fresh seafood.

Special Offers

Free Nights

Stay for 4, pay for 3
Stay for 8, pay for 6

Not valid over the festive season

Last Minute Deals

Contact us for our special ‘last minute’ deals…

Up to 40% off the normal price!

Honeymoon Special

Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
Celebratory private dinner on beach or veranda
Traditional Ngalawa Sailing Cruise
Free back, neck & shoulder massage for both

Cannot be combined with long stay discount

7 (or 8!) Night Package Deal

US$ 3745 (low season)
US$ 4385 (high season)
US$ 4745 (peak season)

(for 2 people sharing)

See Special Offers

Matemwe Lodge (formerly known as Matemwe Bungalows), lies perched on a coral rock, surrounded by fantastic beaches and right opposite the Mnemba Atoll, which offers spectacular diving and snorkeling.

Matemwe Lodge offers friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere, lush tropical gardens, fine white sand, intimate swimming pools, massages and magnificent fresh seafood.

Accommodation

The lodge consists of 12 beautiful bungalows, built from local materials and surrounded by beautiful garden. Each suite has a private veranda with hammocks and couches overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Inside the room, you’ll find a grand, king-size bed, an extra single bed, 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 a large mosquito net.

Accommodation

The lodge consists of 12 beautiful bungalows, built from local materials and surrounded by beautiful garden. Each suite has a private veranda with hammocks and couches overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Inside the room, you’ll find a grand, king-size bed, an extra single bed, 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 a large mosquito net.

Features

Matemwe Lodge has a multi-level swimming pool surrounded with lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. Freshly mixed cocktails are served at the poolside bar.

Ngalawas, fleets of traditional wooden sailing boats, pass by Matemwe Lodge – delivering a dream for any photographer – and the lodge is a daily stop for the fishermen who sell fresh crab, lobster and fish to Matemwe Lodge for lunches and dinners. Enjoy this sight at early morning, when fresh coffee and delicious cookies are served at your veranda. In the evening, the full moon rising out of the sea is a wonderfully romantic experience.

For those who need to make contact with the outside world, we offer internet and telephone/fax facilities; television still hasn’t made it to paradise.

Features

Matemwe Lodge has a multi-level swimming pool surrounded with lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. Freshly mixed cocktails are served at the poolside bar.

Ngalawas, fleets of traditional wooden sailing boats, pass by Matemwe Lodge – delivering a dream for any photographer – and the lodge is a daily stop for the fishermen who sell fresh crab, lobster and fish to Matemwe Lodge for lunches and dinners. Enjoy this sight at early morning, when fresh coffee and delicious cookies are served at your veranda. In the evening, the full moon rising out of the sea is a wonderfully romantic experience.

For those who need to make contact with the outside world, we offer internet and telephone/fax facilities; television still hasn’t made it to paradise.

Dining

The open-air restaurant at Matemwe Lodge 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.

 

Dining

The open-air restaurant at Matemwe Lodge 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.

Activities

Matemwe Lodge is a perfect place for relaxation as well as water activities. When staying here, ocean trips with snorkeling equipment can be easily arranged for you. You can sail or motor out to the local reef and discover the little island of Mnemba Atoll- right opposite Matemwe.

Diving trips can also be organized for you with a professional diving center and you can discover the breathtaking underwater world of the Indian Ocean. You can also snorkel straight from the beach or during reef walks.

Kayaks are available to explore the crystal clear sea.

 

Local snorkeling/diving sites are suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced divers. Variety is the key word on the reefs around Matemwe: soft and hard corals, sponges and anemones abound, and you will be amazed by the sheer range of fish species in these waters. You might find dolphins in the water that come close to your boat to show off or – for the lucky ones – even spot a whale passing by the reef (best chance for whales in the period August – October).

Visits to the neighboring village of Matemwe can be arranged for those who want to explore the local Zanzibar culture and village life and for those who wish to learn about the community projects that Matemwe Lodge is involved in.

From Matemwe Lodge, day-trips can be arranged to the historic centre of Stone Town, Jozani Forest or Prison Island. We can also organize a Spice Tour for you, a highly interesting way to learn about the great variety of spices that the island is famous for – and who knows: maybe you will be inspired to cook some Zanzibari dishes yourself when you get home!

Activities

Matemwe Lodge is a perfect place for relaxation as well as water activities. When staying here, ocean trips with snorkeling equipment can be easily arranged for you. You can sail or motor out to the local reef and discover the little island of Mnemba Atoll- right opposite Matemwe.

Diving trips can also be organized for you with a professional diving center and you can discover the breathtaking underwater world of the Indian Ocean. You can also snorkel straight from the beach or during reef walks.

Kayaks are available to explore the crystal clear sea.

Local snorkeling/diving sites are suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced divers. Variety is the key word on the reefs around Matemwe: soft and hard corals, sponges and anemones abound, and you will be amazed by the sheer range of fish species in these waters. You might find dolphins in the water that come close to your boat to show off or – for the lucky ones – even spot a whale passing by the reef (best chance for whales in the period August – October).

Visits to the neighboring village of Matemwe can be arranged for those who want to explore the local Zanzibar culture and village life and for those who wish to learn about the community projects that Matemwe Lodge is involved in.

From Matemwe Lodge, day-trips can be arranged to the historic centre of Stone Town, Jozani Forest or Prison Island. We can also organize a Spice Tour for you, a highly interesting way to learn about the great variety of spices that the island is famous for – and who knows: maybe you will be inspired to cook some Zanzibari dishes yourself when you get home!

Spa Facilities

Set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Atoll, the Sea and Spice Spa offers international standard treatments which take their inspiration from the Spice Island and African continent.

Whether you have been on safari, climbed Kilimanjaro or are just relaxing on the beach, the Sea and Spice spa is the ideal place to rejuvenate.

The Sea and Spice Spa is proud to only use products made in Africa. The spa stocks Healing Earth, a premium organic spa brand inspired by Africa’s ancient energy and healing traditions.

Spa Facilities

Located at Matemwe Main Lodge, and set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Atoll, the Sea and Spice Spa offers international standard treatments which take their inspiration from the Spice Island and African continent.

Whether you have been on safari, climbed Kilimanjaro or are just relaxing on the beach, the Sea and Spice spa is the ideal place to rejuvenate.

The Sea and Spice Spa is proud to only use products made in Africa. The spa stocks Healing Earth, a premium organic spa brand inspired by Africa’s ancient energy, healing traditions and natural. So we invite you to come and experience the uplifting combination of centuries old African healing traditions with the continent’s most luxurious spa products.

Lodge Layout

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Matemwe Lodge - layout

Matemwe Lodge - layout

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Matemwe Lodge

Special Offers

Free Nights

Stay for 4, pay for 3
Stay for 8, pay for 6

Not valid over the festive season

Honeymoon Special

Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
Celebratory private dinner on beach or veranda
Traditional Ngalawa Sailing Cruise
Free back, neck & shoulder massage for both

Cannot be combined with long stay discount

Last Minute Deals

Contact us for our special ‘last minute’ deals…

Up to 40% off the normal price!

7 (or 8!) Night Package Deal

US$ 3745 (low season)
US$ 4385 (high season)
US$ 4745 (peak season)

(for 2 people sharing)

Includes:
Return airport transfers
7 (or 8!) nights accommodation
All meals and snacks
All drinks (except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits)
Guided reef walks and guided cultural village walks
Kayaking, Bicycle hire

(includes ONE FREE NIGHT)

Further Notes

We think Matemwe Lodge is a great little beach lodge, offering authentic, stylish accommodation with great views. The large bungalows are on the cliff edge with amazing sea views. Good food and a lovely bar. As the lodge is small, you get great personal service. It is the perfect base for many interesting excursions. As the lodge is situated alongside Matemwe Village, guests get a good insight into traditional Zanzibar village life. For good beach swimming, you will need to walk a bit.

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