Matemwe Lodge Holidays
Need to Know
Expect to Pay
This hotel is available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:
7 Nights in Sea front bungalow
Includes Full board accommodation, all drinks (except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits), guided reef walks and guided cultural village walks, kayaking, bicycle hire.
Valid: April, May, June and November to 19 December
Subject to availability. International flights to be quoted separately.
- Matemwe Lodge is comprised of 12 individual chalets
- 2 chalets have private plunge pools
- Matemwe Lodge is a perfect destination to just relax and unwind
Right for you?
- There is very little nightlife in Matemwe
- The chalets are not air-conditioned
- For persons 6 years and above
How long would you recommend I stay?
We would recommend a stay of around 7 nights for total relaxation.
Prices for Matemwe Lodge start at: $310 per person per night, including breakfasts and evening meals, during Low Season.
Depending when you travel and duration of stay, prices rise to $380 per person per night during Peak Season.
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Matemwe Lodge - OverviewThe lodge's twelve spacious individual chalets are perched upon a short coral rock overlooking a shallow coral fringed lagoon on the quieter north-east coast of Zanzibar. Matemwe's peaceful location and relaxed atmosphere make it an ideal place to unwind. Matemwe Lodge was one of the first on the island and over the past twenty years they have perfected the art of hospitality. The lodge is adjacent to one of the best stretches of beach on the east coast and is punctuated with quirky corners and guest areas to relax and enjoy the sun as well as the wonderful view. For more active guests there are a number of activities available. Just a short boat ride away is the stunning Mnemba Island marine park, which no stay is complete without visiting. Other activities include deep-sea fishing, visits to historic Stone Town or you can simply make the most of the secluded beach with a swim and a stroll.
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Matemwe Lodge - Full Details
Room Descriptions & Facilities
Resort Service & Facilities
Community & Conservation
Matemwe Lodge - Room Description
Matemwe Lodge has just twelve private beach chalets all overlooking the Indian Ocean. The day begins with tea and fresh coffee left for you on your private sea front verandah as the sun rises over the ocean. Each terrace is furnished with large hammocks and sofas, perfect for watching the changing turquoise colours of the ocean as the dhow boats gently glide past in the distance.
Each spacious suite is built from local materials and surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
All beds are enclosed by mosquito nets and there is a separate writing area upstairs in the loft space. Large en-suite bathrooms have both a large bathtub and walk-in shower.
Matemwe Lodge - Facilities and Activities
Matemwe Lodge has a fabulous open-air restaurant that sits just above the sea and has a tranquil lounge area with beautiful views of the palm fringed beach below. The restaurant is well known accross the island for its excellent African and European fusion cuisine. Seafood is the house speciality, with all produce bought daily from the local markets. Lunch is a buffet offering a delicious mix of flavours. 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. A massage always comes highly recommended, and so does a pre-dinner cocktail with your fellow guests at sundown
Matemwe Lodge - Conservation Project
Matemwe Lodge is a great example of how an up-market lodge can positively affect its surroundings. The lodge has provided drinking water for the neighbouring fishing village, Kigomani, and has also supported the supply of electricity. Matemwe has assisted in financing a school and medical clinic also setting up a scholarship for their students.
Matemwe Lodge - Opinions and Reviews
Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our team below:
"Matemwe is a very beautiful area of the island and Matemwe Lodge is a high quality hotel that offers guests the chance to experience authentic Zanzibar. The Suites are spacious and very well designed to maximise your view out over the sea and to ensure privacy and distance from the suites either side. It’s definitely a closer to nature more rustic experience than somewhere like The Residence, but still maintains very high specifications and very high levels of service and food. Certainly amongst the top 5 hotels in Zanzibar for food, it also benefits from a beautiful and quiet beach with excellent facilities for the more active. The inclusion of guided reef and village walks is a lovely addition and popular amongst returning guests. The giant chess is also a great touch!"