Matemwe Lodge is situated on the north east coast of Zanzibar, about an hour by car from Stone Town. Matemwe is one of the most scenic places on the east coast of Zanzibar, where phones and television sets seem to belong to another planet.
Accommodation & Facilities
The lodge has just 12 detached cottages, all of which directly overlook the Indian Ocean. Hot water and lighting – both powered by the sun – are available while the kerosene lamps at night create a cosy atmosphere. The thatched cottages are comfortably furnished and self contained. Meals are served in the dining room/bar area overlooking the sea and beach. Seafood is a speciality and fresh fish is prepared on a daily basis. There are also two swimming pools by which you can relax and a fun bar made from an old fishing boat.
Recreation in this area is leisurely and tranquil. Instead of speed boats or water skiing, you can sail with the local “Ngalawas”, (traditional fishing boats with wooden outriggers), snorkel or dive at the unique and colourful Mnemba reef. For the lucky ones, whales, dolphins or sea turtles might be spotted at close range. Matemwe runs a fully equipped PADI dive school and dive centre on site. Guided reef walks and visits to the local village and fish market are available on request.