Matemwe has a beautiful palm fringed beach inviting for beach strolls. Its most famous feature is Mnemba Atoll that can be spotted some kilometre out in the Ocean. Our 4 day tours Stone Town to Matemwe finishes with snorkelling around Mnemba Atoll.
Matemwe is quiet and suits you that are looking for sun and beach. There are plenty cosy lodges and bars to visit for a drink/coffee/lunch/dinner. Some of them have music events. It is close enough for a day trip to Nungwi.
The village of Matemwe stretches in parallel of the beach and have some handicraft that might be interesting to see. Especially the women weaving “ukili” a natural straw material that they turn into bags, hats, carpet and other beautiful things. A walk in the village is recommended for anyone want to see a bit how life is lived here.
Things to do in Matemwe
Snorkelling around Mnemba Atoll- included also in our 6 days best of Zanzibar
Take a long walk on the beach
Go hunting for handicraft
Day trip to Nungwi- stay and have dinner to get the atmosphere