Things to do at Matemwe Lodge and Matemwe Retreat
Matemwe Bungalows arranges ocean trips with snorkelling equipment, which enables you to enjoy the local reef and discover Mnemba Atoll in a relaxed and informative manner.
Join the traditional wooden sailing dhow! Matemwe Bungalows organizes diving trips in co-operation with a professional diving centre. For the ones who don't like boats, snorkelling can be done straight from Matemwe's beach or during reef walks. Kayaks are also available to explore the crystal clear sea.
Local snorkelling/diving sites are suitable for all levels of experience, from beginning snorkellers or experienced divers on this. Variety is the key word on the reefs around Matemwe, during a Tanzania vacation package.
You will also learn about the soft and hard corals, sponges and anemones, you will be amazed by the sheer range of fish species to be found in these waters. You might find Dolphins in the water or for the lucky ones, even spot a Whale passing by the reef (best chance for Whales is in the period August-October).
Visits to the neighbouring village can be arranged if you want to explore the local Zanzibar culture and village life and for those who wish to learn about the community projects that Matemwe is involved in. Matemwe Bungalows has created strong, mutually beneficial relationships with its neighbours and has undertaken various community projects, including the building of a local library.
From Matemwe Bungalows and Zanzibar hotels, day-trips can be arranged to the historic centre of Stone Town, Jozani Forest or Prison Island. A Spice Tour can also be organised for you, a highly interesting way to get introduced to the great variety of the spices that the island is famous for.