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Matemwe Lodge

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Fast Facts

  • 12 thatched cottages
  • Private veranda with hammock and couches
  • King size bed
  • Mosquito net
  • Open air restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Lounge
  • Good access to Mnemba diving
  • Massage facilities

General Information

Matemwe Lodge has perfected the island paradise experience. Offering superb diving and snorkeling, beaches of the finest white sand, Matemwe’s secluded location and famed relaxed atmosphere makes it the ideal place to unwind. Fresh seafood, refreshing cocktails and relaxing massages are just some of the laid-back daily routines of Matemwe’s guests.

The lodge consists of 12 beautiful bungalows, built from local materials and surrounded by lush gardens. Each suite has a private veranda with a hammock and couch overlooking the Indian Ocean. Inside the room you will find a king size bed, and extra single bed and plenty of space and personal touches. The bathroom is large and has a deep bathtub and walk-in shower. Although mosquitoes are rare in Matemwe, all rooms are equipped with a large mosquito net.

The open air restaurant overlooks the ocean and has a tranquil lounge area. Seafood is the specialty of the house, with all produce bought daily from the local market. 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. 
Matemwe has a multi-level swimming pool surrounded with lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. Freshly mixed cocktails are served at the poolside bar.

Matemwe Lodge is the perfect place for relaxation as well as water activities. Ocean trips with snorkeling equipment can be organized for you. Diving trips can also be organized and are suitable for all levels of experience. You can also snorkel straight out from the beach or grab a kayak to explore the crystal clear blue sea.


Matemwe Lodge is situated in Matemwe, on the northeast coast of Zanzibar Island.