Zanzibar City

Matemwe Village

Matemwe village is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Zanzibar’s other beach towns. This is where locals and local expats prefer to spend their holiday time, and it’s an ideal destination if you are looking for a peaceful boutique hotel.

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 possible to walk all the way to the villages of Kiwengwa and Pwanimchangani.

Another thing that lures people to Matemwe is its proximity to Mnemba Island, one of the best snorkeling and diving destinations in Zanzibar. From Matemwe it’s only a 30-minute boat trip away.

Tours from Matemwe

Ask us for tour prices, since they vary based on where you’re staying and how many participants are joining.

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’s coral reefs or in other stunning destinations nearby.

Matemwe Village Tour

Visit Matemwe village, an area untouched by modern lifestyles and mass tourism. This tour includes a donation to the community.

3 Hours  •  Private Tour  •  From $55

Spice Tour

A Zanzibar classic! Get familiar with spices, herbs, and exotic fruits. The Spice Tour is one of our most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island.

3 Hours  •  Private Tour  •  From $45

Zesty Zanzibar

This favorite tour includes a visit to a local organic spice farm and a walk through a nearby village. Learn about local life and try your hand at traditional cooking.

3.5 Hours  •  Private Tour  •  From $45