Matemwe Lodge is one of our favourite hotels on the island. We think it is a superb lodge and thoroughly recommend it.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Matemwe Lodge, previously called Matemwe Bungalows, is located on the north-east tip of Zanzibar, about one hour’s drive from Stone Town and the airport.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
All 12 suites are very spacious, with huge beds and lounge areas complemented by private balconies that look out onto the Indian Ocean. The main area has a gorgeous outlook towards the beach and across to Mnemba Island. There are two small swimming pools set just beside the bar, and an open-air restaurant that serves delicious Zanzibari and Western cuisine.
The lodge is situated on a coral cliff, overlooking a beautiful powder beach that runs down to the village of Matemwe. It is a dramatic, exposed location where the waves crash in against the coral wall at high tide. The location is perfect for snorkelling trips out to Mnemba Island – the best snorkelling on Zanzibar – and the hotel also uses the dive facilities of a nearby beach resort for diving trips and other activities.