Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge: Information from the owner

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Type Lodge
No. of rooms 12
Last updated 17-Jan-2014

Main description of Matemwe Lodge

Vibrant yet relaxed Matemwe, one of the first lodges in Zanzibar, has perfected the tropical island experience. Perched on an outcrop overlooking a shallow coral fringed lagoon on the quieter northeast coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe’s peaceful location and famed relaxed atmosphere, makes it the ideal place to unwind. 

Built from local materials and surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, each of the 12 spacious suites has a private veranda with a hammock and sofa and expansive views of the Indian Ocean with its constantly changing hues of blue.

Matemwe also offers a wide range of activities amongst which are snorkeling and diving around the Mnemba atoll and a large variety of Spa treatments.

The open-air restaurant 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. 

Matemwe Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Spa
Room facilities Complementary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Available services Credit Card, Room Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Kayaking, Massages, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Cultural Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing, Horse Riding, Historical Tours, Windsurfing

Room types at Matemwe Lodge

Double room

Room 7 - 12 are double rooms featuring a king size bed ideal for couples. Room 9 and 10 have furthermore a private plunge pool. Bathrooms are en-suite with a shower, a unique bath, separate toilet and hand-wash basin.

Twin or triple room

Room 1 to 6, closest to main areas: rooms have a double bed on the ground floor and a double bed on open mezzanine floor. Bathrooms are en-suite with a shower, a unique bath, separate toilet and hand-wash basin.