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

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

Featured Itineraries including Matemwe
13 Day Bush & Beach
Our “Bush & Beach” itinerary aims to capitalise on the lucrative special offers available at Asilia properties. This itinerary, designed specifically outside of peak season, offers a high quality safari and beach combination at a greatly reduced price.

By incorporating the Mara Naboisho Conservancy with the Maasai Mara National Reserve, guests are ensured of the best possible safari experience.

** Asilia Africa properties only.
Asilia camps & lodges in this itinerary:
Matemwe Retreat, Naboisho Camp, Rekero Camp
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