One of the main attractions of Matemwe is the world class diving at Mnemba Atoll. This is one of the best places for snorkeling and diving off Zanzibar, with a high chance of seeing turtles and wild dolphins in addition to the diverse and colourful coral reef fish.
But for many of our guests simply doing nothing is considered a serious activity. Do not be surprised if you are quite content to simply soak up the sun lying in a hammock with a good book or cocktail.

Regardless of whether you are feeling lazy or energetic the lodge has a number of activities and experiences on offer.


Water based activities

  • Snorkeling and diving at the famous reefs of Mnemba Atoll
  • Full range of diving courses available through Scubafish, so please take a look at their website to find out more: scubafishzanzibar.com
  • Kite-surfing
  • Scenic kayaking along the reef
  • Guided reef walks to explore the tropical marine life
  • Local/traditional sailing & fishing
  • Deep sea fishing
As with many sea-based activities, the timing of some of these activities is governed by the tides and water levels.



  • Escape to Infinity remote sandbank excursion
  • Day trips to historic Stone Town
  • Spice tours
  • Jozani Forest tour
  • Guided Matemwe Village walk
  • Sundowner dhow trips


Spa facilities

Massages, manicures, pedicures, henna, hair braiding, waxing and facials can all be arranged - either in your room or the treatment room at Matemwe Lodge next door to the villa. A portable massage bed also enables you to enjoy a treatment in the privacy of the house.

Featured Itineraries at Matemwe
9 Day Family Safari
The "Family Safari" itinerary is designed specifically with your family in mind. Imagine 4 days at your own idyllic house in the Kenyan bush, followed by time on the beach on Zanzibar.

Mara Bush Houses and Matemwe Beach House offer you a beach and bush experience that you could only dream of. All at a surprisingly affordable price.

** Asilia Africa properties only.
Asilia camps & lodges in this itinerary:
Mara Bush Houses, Matemwe Beach House
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