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Matemwe, Zanzibar

Situated on the northeast coast of Zanzibar Island, Matemwe has got a little bit of everything, from a palm-fringed white sand beach to a wide range of water activities to enjoy. 

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How to get here:

  • Fly: Take a 20-minute flight from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar, a 2-hour flight from Arusha or flights to Zanzibar from other destinations via Dar es Salaam.
  • Drive: Transfers from Zanzibar Airport to Matemwe takes about 1 hour 30-minutes. You can also hire a car in Stone Town for the trip Matemwe.

Main Attractions

Matemwe Beach

Matemwe Beach is a peaceful place to relax and unwind on the swanky tropical island of Zanzibar. Fringed with palm trees, the white sand beach is perfect for soaking up the sun while you sip on cocktails. There are several activities to enjoy on Matemwe Beach including fishing, diving, and snorkelling.

Mnemba Atoll

Mnemba Atoll is located off the coast, and it’s a great place to dive and snorkel. It features amazing coral reefs that offer beautiful sightings of dolphins, turtles, and colourful reef fish. You will also have an opportunity to see humpback whales as they migrate between July and November.

Stone Town

Wander the narrow alleyways of Stone Town and get lost in its streets while you admire the magnificent architecture, the intricately carved doors, drink coffee at the quaint shops and buy some local crafts at the market. The Old Town is the capital of Zanzibar, and it’s a great place to explore if you want to get a glimpse of the local culture and learn the ways of the Zanzibaris.



Best Time to Visit

Zanzibar has great sunny beach weather nearly all throughout the year. However, the dry season is from July to October, and December to Mid-March.

  • High Season: June - October
  • Low Season: March-May
  • Best weather: September – October
  • Worst weather: April – May (Most hotels are closed during this time)

Unique Experiences:

  • Throughout the year:  Taking dips and beach strolling is all year round.
  • Season Dependant: Humpback whales annual migration happens between July and November.

Popular Activities:

  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Quad Adventure
  • Spice Plantation Tours
  • Stone Town Tours

For more fun in Zanzibar, we suggest you search and compare tours we have available on the Island.

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  • Freddy Mercury of Queen rock group fame was born here.
  • The last Omani Sultans left in 1963 and Zanzibar only then joined with mainland Tanganyika to form Tanzania.
  • Many of the streets of Stone Town are too narrow for cars – so expect bicycle bells and scooters.
  • Of all the ghosts and demons, fable has it that Popo Bawa is the most fearful. Look out!

The closest airport is Zanzibar

Flights To Zanzibar (ZNZ)

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Dar es Salaam (DAR) to ZNZ 35 USD
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Pangani Beach (PAN0) to ZNZ 98 USD
Pemba Island (PMA) to ZNZ 47.5 USD
Ruaha (RUH0) to ZNZ 445 USD
Ruaha - Jongomero (RU10) to ZNZ 445 USD
Saadani (SAA) to ZNZ 85 USD
Selous - Beho Beho (SE10) to ZNZ 219.7454 USD
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Tanga (TGT) to ZNZ 125 USD
West Kilimanjaro (HTWK0) to ZNZ 430 USD

Reasons to Visit

  • History and culture
  • Explore incredible Stone Town
  • Marvel at the incredible doorways
  • Night Market at Forodhani Gardens
  • Great Italian gelati!
  • Numerous annual festivals
  • Boat trips to nearby islands
  • Friendly and kind people
  • Feel the lifestyle of the Zanzibaris

City Tips

  • Tanzania does not accept old US dollar notes, make sure you have series 2009 or newer
  • Do not exchange money with street sellers; banks usually offer the best rates
  • It is advisable to hire a driver when hiring a car. Drivers are not expensive.
  • Internet Cafes are numerous. Do not conduct data sensitive work and ensure to log out.

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