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      Matemwe Lodge

      Idylic White Sand Beaches in a Fishing Village

      For a thousand years, Zanzibar was one of the world’s crossroads of trade, with Persians, Arabs and Europeans attracted to its exotic exports. The north east section of Zanzibar Island is known as Matemwe, famous for its fine white sand beaches, the contrasting colors of the Indian Ocean and the beauty of the coral reef around Mnemba Island. Matemwe borders a small fishing village where local fishermen set out on a daily basis in traditional dhows. One of very few boutique lodges on the north coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe Lodge has perfected the island paradise experience. Offering superb diving and snorkeling, the stretch of beach alongside the lodge is shared only with the neighboring fishing village. Matemwe’s secluded location makes it an 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. The white-washed stone bungalows are spacious and comfortable, with interesting items dotted around such as a Bao board (a traditional Zanzibari game) and colorful throws over the bed. Each bungalow provides 3-pin UK-style electric sockets, a solar-powered hot-water system, retractable mosquito nets, large Zanzibari safe box, private veranda with a hammock and couch overlooking the Indian Ocean. The en-suite bathroom is large with deep bathtub and walk-in shower. The open air restaurant and lounge area overlooks the ocean. Seafood is a specialty of the house, with all produce bought daily from the local markets. Matemwe has a multi-level swimming pool surrounded by lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. Optional activities such as snorkeling/diving, kayaking, sailing, and touring Stone Town, the Jozani Forest, or Prison Island as well as the Spice Tours can be arranged at an additional cost. Please advise if you are interested in additional activities and we will confirm availability and pricing.

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      Availability & Pricing

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $325 per person per night
      • Location: Eastern Africa, Tanzania
      • Age Minimum: 6 years old
      • # of Beds: 24 beds
      • Amenities: Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi
      • Type: Beach/Coastal, Lodge
      • Included: Accommodation, meals, all drinks (Except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits), guided reef & village walks, kayaking and bicycle hire
      • Available at an
        Additional Cost:
        Champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, massages, laundry, curio shop items, Spice tour, Historical Stone Town tour, SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling, Jozani Forest tour, Sunset Dhow Cruise
      • Special

        Stay 7 Pay 5 or Stay 4 Pay 3

        Available

        06 Jan 14 - 19 Dec 14

        For seven nights at Matemwe, the last two are read more

      Activities at this Accommodation

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        Canoe/Mokoro

        Glide along the water in your silent, people-powered craft, getting a little closer to the animals before they hear you coming.

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        Cultural Connection

        A True Taste of Local Culture

        Get a better understanding with another culture. You're invited in to connect with a completely different lifestyle…a rare opportunity in life.

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        Curios/Fine Art Shopping

        Bring a Little of Africa Home

        Bring home a piece of Africa, whether it's a small momento or an incredible piece of art that captures how you feel in this incredible environment.

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        Dive/Snorkel

        There is a different world waiting for you below the surface, and safaris there can be much more colorful.

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        Educational Excursion

        Learn fascinating facts and understand the bigger picture. Knowledge can make safari viewing even more enthralling.

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        Family Friendly Activities

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        Fishing

        What lies underneath the water's surface? Wild and wonderous species of fish you may never have seen before.

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        Historical Stone Town Tour

        Zanzibar's Rich History

        It is a wonderful introduction of Zanzibar that gives you the feeling of the rich cultural heritage. One gets a comprehensive view, history and walk of the Stone Town. Magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, sand and stone ancient built houses where some of them are over 200 Years old that have Arab/Indian carved wooden doors. This tour...show more

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        Jozani Forest Tour

        A Rare Monkey Rendevous

        The Jozani Forest lies 20 miles southeast of Zanzibar Town. It is the only remaining natural forest on Unguja island where long ago you could find leopards and antelopes. At present it is the habitat for the Red Colobus Monkeys and the Blue Sykes Monkey. The Red Colobus monkey is one of the most endangered and rarest species on this...show more

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        Spa Service

        Treat yourself to a spa service. It's a great way to feel civilized in between wild experiences.

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        Spice Tour

        Exotic Interest

        The primary objective of this tour is to give you a complete picture as to why this beautiful island is known as "The Spice Island." The tour starts with a drive through a profusion of greenery in the countryside seeing, smelling and tasting a variety of spices and mouth-watering tropical seasonal fruits such as jack fruit, pineapple,...show more

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