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EXPERIENCE MATEMWE RETREAT

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.

 

Excursions

  • 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

We offer a great range off wellbeing treatments to spoil yourself and for total relaxation

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