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Beach walk

Lovely and relaxing walk to the fish market, scenery amazing and people friendly. Very safe... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Walk for miles on this uncrowded beach. Hire motorbikes, bikes, boats and lots of sea sports can... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bubbles W
London, United Kingdom
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Matemwe, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely and relaxing walk to the fish market, scenery amazing and people friendly. Very safe, children engaging and locals shouting Jambi - hello. Wildlife abundant, bush babies in the evening and a variety of sea birds. Swam with a pod of dolphins on the island...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Walk for miles on this uncrowded beach. Hire motorbikes, bikes, boats and lots of sea sports can also be done. Lots of other places to visit along the beach where you can drink or eat

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bubbles W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beach is truly wonderful! miles and miles of white sand; good swimming when the tide is in; great reef for snorkelling at the north-end; excellent range of small hotels / restaurants. Friendly locals

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ScotinLondon1
Reviewed 1 week ago

White coral sand. Very wide beach. Tide water is 2 - 3 meters. Lunch places availabe for local food or at hotels. Beack boys selling various things.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LommaTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite beach in Zanzibar. It's not the best for swimming because of low tides but if you already did enough swimming in Kendwa beach like me, then you'll really appreciate the seclusion and tranquility of Matemwe, as well as its charming beauty and fascinating...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Natalia Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't walk, run here! It's the definition of elysian! Great weather, beautiful beach, biking on the beach, snorkeling, dinner on the beach, friendly staff, good food, private patio with hammock and couch, large room with walk in shower and separate tub, and so much more!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DianaB3737
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clear and quite place. Very beautiful. Not so many local people and infrastructure. Any sea activities are available. Fishing, diving and so on...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mikhail R
Reviewed 25 November 2018

A quiet, pristine, solitary beach perfect for viewing sunrise. The sand is as white as can be, and the few seaweeds that wash up in the morning, are usually raked away and never seen. Can sit here for hours on end.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank farheenk7
Reviewed 14 October 2018

If you are looking for a clean white sand beach that is not busy this is the beach to visit. The turquoise and shimmering waters are a sight to behold

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jaqui D
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We stayed at Zanzibar Magic Boutique Hotel (loved it) and I did a Refresher and went Scuba Diving with Dive Point (excellent). My Mom and I also booked a Mnemba snorkel trip through the guys at Bella Vista (+255 773 966 676), who totally rock:...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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18 May 2018|
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Response from Gilda18 | Reviewed this property |
You can hire a guide & special shoes at the hotel and walk out among the sea urchins to the reef. Swimming only when the tide is in I would say.
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31 December 2017|
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Response from AshrafBadr | Reviewed this property |
1 trip from Stone Town to Matemwe can cost up to 45 USD (the usual rule is 1 USD per km). 1 full day with your own rented car costs 30-35 USD depending on the season. I rented my 4WD from Kibabu cars and it was one of the... More
7 November 2017|
Response from 552helenan | Reviewed this property |
i think around 20-30 min.
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