Matemwe The Lodge


Stunningly beautiful, Matemwe is the one place on Zanzibar that fascinated the two Swedish sisters Helen and Katharina the most. Opposite the spectacular Mnemba Atoll, a paradise for divers, the sisters put down the founding stone for the luxurious Matemwe Lodge.


Thus, the pristine island became a highly comfortable retreat amidst great natural beauty. Today, Matemwe is run by the Asilia Lodges & Camps Group from Tanzania, which places greatest importance on individual flair, sophisticated comforts read more » and sustainability.


Step out of everyday life and into the picture-postcard world on Matemwe. Stroll down magnificent beaches, inhale the fragrance of lush gardens and let your eyes rest on the bright colours and marvellous panoramas.


Of course, your suite boasts all the amenities to turn your holiday on Zanzibar into a supremely comfortable experience. A favourite spot is the private veranda complete with cosy hammocks to kick back and swing free in the tropical ambience.


Unwind and regain your balance… Dig your toes into the warm sand of the beach, enjoy water sports with a splash or simply cool off in the Indian Ocean or the pool. Later, allow caring hands to soothe all the tension from your body with a professional massage.


Another highlight awaits you at the mealtimes. The Lodge Matemwe boasts superb gourmet cuisine. Fresh seafood and local products are transformed into tongue-tantalising delicacies by the team of dedicated chefs.


At lunchtime, a sumptuous international buffet allows you to sample countless different treats. Welcome to Zanzibar, welcome to the Matemwe Lodge. Look forward to a grand holiday in a small paradise!


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Harmony – a word that sums up both the admiration for the pristine nature that expresses itself in the sustainable operations and the well balanced design, refined style and cosy ambience.


Matemwe read more » The Lodge places not only great importance on details and elegance, it also boasts the perfect location and just the right setting for an open architecture that allows the ocean breeze to pass unhindered.


The bungalows feature high ceilings and a wide open front towards the veranda, which floods the interior with light and fresh air. Lean back and enjoy the stunning ocean view.


Your private veranda is a wonderful spot for sweet relaxation. Enjoy the first light of day with a steaming mug of coffee in hand or sip a glass of fine wine at sunset. And whenever the fresh air makes you drowsy, just take a swing and snooze in the hammock.


Your luxurious bungalow is equipped with both a large double bed and a smaller, individual bed. There is plenty of space to spread out and charming little details lend the interior a highly personal flair. The bathrooms are equally generously designed and boast both a bathtub and a separate shower.


Doubtlessly, it would be all too easy to while away the days in delicious idleness, eyes resting on the distant horizon. However, the Matemwe Lodge also sports elegant shared facilities.


First and foremost, the beautiful sand beach is only a few steps away. Then again, you might prefer to relax by the multi-level pool in one of the lounge chairs, sipping a cocktail mixed to perfection and served with a flourish!


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The Matemwe The Lodge’s setting is so indescribably beautiful that it really would be quite sufficient to reduce all activities to daydreams.


However, the Matemwe is also famous for its excellent read more » diving and snorkelling. Discover the fascinating underwater wonderland with a mask and flippers or just take a swim in the crystal-clear water.


The white sand beaches are an unspoken invitation to take endless strolls and bright photographs. Crush the warm sand between your toes and cool off in the clean water.


Another popular scene for photographers is the delivery of the fresh fish. Every day, the Ngalawas, the traditional wooden sailing boats, pull into the hotel to deliver their catch of the day – a wonderful tradition!


The crabs, lobsters and fish which are unloaded reappear on the menu only hours later. Of course, you may also choose vegetarian or meat specialities.


Sample the superb gourmet cuisine at the Matemwe the Lodge. All meals are served in the open restaurant and seasoned with a spectacular ocean view. And later, the lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy a last drink, enjoying the serene ambience of a moonlit night.


Your absolute wellbeing is not only ensured by the exquisite cuisine but also by the professional spa services. Settle down and allow caring hands to release all the tension from your body with one of the many massages offered.


The Matemwe Lodge on Zanzibar – it certainly is a prime spot to unplug from it all, to slow down and regain your balance. However, should you wish to share your experience with your loved ones at home, internet and telephones are available.


However, there is no television on Matemwe. And, quite frankly, no TV can possibly compete with the awe-inspiring beauty of the pristine tropical paradise all around!


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