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Travelling along the Rift Valley: Matemwe Beach Village

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Matemwe Beach Village is located along the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar.

Although it had touristically developed, this stretch of coast has managed to maintain a very authentic atmosphere. Likewise much of the east coast it is tidal but tides effect here is not so pronounced and even at low tide water never retreats completely. A 20 - 60 meters deep lagoon could also be reached walking for about 20 minutes [approx. 450 meters off shore] but we do not recommend going alone because of currents and high waves [the lodge offers guided walks to the reef]. In the sea, given the presence of sea-urchins it is safer to wear sea-shoes.

Matemwe Beach Village consists of 23 bungalows scattered in the green of a wide plot. They are divided into Standard [Kijiji] and Shamba Suites, in order to grant some privacy none of them is set on the beach however some Kijijis offer some glimpse of the sea between trees. The Asali Suite, for honeymooners, is set apart from the other bungalows with private access and private beach. The wedding couple can have their meals at the main restaurantor or request a private chef.

Matemwe beach village is complemented by the the restaurant with bar and lounge, by the swimming pool and by the diving centre One Ocean, one of the most qualified PADI centre of Zanzibar.

The proximity to the coral reef has turned this part of the island into one of the most popular destinations for divers and snorkellers. These activities can be arranged with One Ocean the diving centre of the facility. Other activities offered include visits to Stone Town and to the other parts of the island, guided walks to the reefand to the nearby fishing village. Should you wish so, the staff of the lodge can introduce you to local fishermen from whom you can rent a traditional boat for fishing.

Matemwe Beach Village is a pleasant facility, with a well-tended garden, delivering a mid-specification level of service and we are happy to recommend it.

RATES 2014 - 2015 per night per person sharing
 
Kijiji
Shamba suite
Asali Suite
FROM 01/06 TO 15/06
FROM 01/11 TO 15/12
FROM 16/03 TO 31/05
usd 100
usd 140
usd 175
FROM 16/06 TO 31/07
FROM 01/09 TO 31/10
FROM 16/12 TO 21/12
FROM 06/01 TO 15/03
usd 110
usd 150
usd 200
FROM 01/08 TO 31/08
FROM 22/12 TO 05/01
usd 120
usd 160
usd 225

Rates include: HB basis beverages excluded. Meals at the main restaurant for wedding couples in the Asali Suite [see below supplement for private chef]

Rates exclude: transfers between lodge and airport
Children 0 - 2: free
Children 2 - 11 in Kijiji sharing with 2 adults: 30% of the adult rate
Children 2 - 11 in Kijiji sharing with 1 adult: 30% of the adult rate - adult pays single supplement
Children 2 - 11 in Shamba Suite sharing with 2 adults: 30% of the adult rate
Children 2 - 11 in Shamba Suite sharing with 1 adult: pays as adult

Third bed adult: 50% of the adult rate

Reduction for B&B: 25 USD per person per night in Shamba Suite and 30 USD per person per night in Kijiji
Supplement for the private Chef in the Asali Suite: usd 50 per day

Rating:
Location: 8
Beach: 8
Staff: 8
Activities: 8
Architecture: 8
Food: 8
Cleanliness: 8
Value: 9