Information about activities, hotels and services in Matemwe

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Matemwe village is the perfect get-away from all hussle

This is the place where locals and local expats prefer to spend their holiday time. It’s also the ideal destination if you are looking for a peaceful boutique hotel.

Matemwe beach will make you feel relaxed. The village is small, but there are many small-scale hotels by the beach that offer wonderful food. The beach itself is magnificent – over 20 kilometers of perfect white sand. It’s possibe to walk all the way to the villages of Kiwengwa and Pwanimchangani.

Another thing that lures poeple to come to Matemwe is the proximity of Mnemba Island. Mnemba is known as one of the best snorkeling and diving destinations in Zanzibar. From Matemwe it’s only a 30 minutes boat trip away.


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Ask for tour prices, since they vary based on where you’re staying and how many participants there are. All Zanzibar activities are found here.

In Matemwe, there are many diving and snorkeling opportunities. Just choose the hotel you want to stay in, and we will arrange it all for you – diving and snorkeling in Mnemba coral reefs and other stunning destinations nearby.

Spice Tour

Get familiar with spices, herbs and exotic fruits! The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, and a short drive away from Kendwa.




Taken in Panga Chumvi hotel, Matemwe

Panga Chumvi

This is a lovely eco-friendly beach hotel. Perfect for exploring the beach and the village – or to relax.

Prices: Budget/midrange

Panga Chumvi website

Budget bungalows in Matemwe, Zanzibar.

Seles Bungalows

Sele’s restaurant is always worth a visit! Right at the beach, but hidden in a garden. Good affordable rooms.

Price: Budget

Seles Bungalows website

Welcoming and warm hotel in Matemwe, Zanzibar

Matemwe Beach Village

This secluded hotel creates a warm, home-like environment for its guests. You could stay here for forever!

Price: Midrange/high end

Matemwe Beach Village website