Matema Beachg
Matema Beachg
4.5

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FortuneAdventures
Mbeya Region, Tanzania200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Business
It was wonderful and unforgettable experience tour as We Made Boots tour to ikombe village to experience the pots making by the natives (nkisi tribe,nyakyusa ) We also enjoyed the snorkeling 'as we got enough time identifying different colored fishes in different sizes , Livingston mountain ranges makes Lake Nyasa looks so great
There are also other attractions nearby like the Great Mwalalo waterfalls where you have some hiking about 45 minutes from Matema Beach,Lyakala small waterfalls and Lyakala cave! Thank you and you are warmly welcome to visit Matema Beach (Lake Nyasa)
For Further info please contact
Whatsapp no: +255 758 276 610
Written 1 January 2023
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Lucy
London, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Beach was really nice. Mix of people from Matema chilling and doing washing, holiday makers, and a few boat owners giving rides. Special mention Noah’s beach cocktail bar - he speaks great English and can explain a lot about the area. He provides laid back food and also great cocktails and would definitely recommend visiting him!
During the week especially, you can have this beach all to yourself most of the time - it’s a hidden gem away from mass tourism.
Written 23 December 2022
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Fortune C
Arusha, Tanzania12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Matema is a fascinating area on the northeast shore of lake Nyasa with opportunities for swimming, trying out the local dugout canoes ,Fishing ,Climbing and exploring
The wide sandy beach is ideal for children and the scenery is spectacular with the Livingston mountains
There is quite a variety of small wildlife for those interested
Birds bound ,Kingfishers, Coucals ,Swallows ,Weavers, Sunbirds ,Terns,Cormorants and the spectacular fish eagle
A selection of colourful fish,mainly Cichlids can be seen near the rocks
Thanks & welcome Dear Friends Accommodation is available!
Make a safar with the best & Experienced Tour Guide
Contact: +255758276610
Email: Fortunecharles27@ gmail. Com
Written 19 September 2019
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Fisico1988
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
The beach is simply stunning with the mountain scenery besides. The water has a very comfortable temperature to swim or bath in the lake for a while!
The walk along the river is breathtaking, but at some point it gets difficult to continue the journey. I think one has to walk through the water. As I was not bothered I just returned.
I got really disappointed with the way they treated me and wanted to charge me for a walk along the river. There are no signs or a guard who would stop you to proceed the path leading next to the riverstream. Eventually when I returned to the village a guy explaining that he would be a tourguide stopped me. He said that it is not allowed to attempt this trail without a "guide". I explained my point of view and argued with him for a few minutes. He wanted me to go with him to some office to explain why I went there without permission.
I refused and mentioned that he would need to leave me alone,stopping to disturb my holidays!
A bit later suddenly another bunch of random guys came to stop me when I was walking along the beach. They were telling me all the same stories that the guy have told me before. Again they were insisting on me going to an office and sort this "crime".
They were not even listening to my explanations and just kept telling me that I must come with them with a raised voice!
Of course I got really upset with this guys and finally told them that I will continue my journey and they have to stop following me!
I am really sick of this type of trying to make money without any particular reason!
Written 22 April 2019
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Kathryn H
Victoria, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
The beach was breath taking, though the "beach boys" were kind of unbearable. Every time I went in to swim, there was a hoard of men trying to pose for pictures with me and running after me to try to touch me. I know this is part of the culture but it's exhausting none-the-less. If you go over to where the fancy resort is, you're allowed to swim and they don't allow beach-boys there so I would highly recommend that! You can also spend the evening drinking, playing volleyball, and sitting by a camp fire there which is fun. You don't have to stay the night there to enjoy the amenities :)

Here's my take on the great waterfall debate: there's this incredible waterfall nearby which is mandatory to be taken by a guide. Someone commented on here that it is unreasonably priced, but as travellers, we have far more money than locals and so to complain about high prices is honestly ridiculous. Never brag about how little you payed a Tanzanian. Currently it costs about 26 USD and it is totally worth it. Getting there is a fun and challenging hike, and the reward is a spectacular waterfall with a super refreshing pool at the bottom to swim in. You'll probably get approached by a guide, but if nobody comes to you, your hotel or guestie will definitely know who to get in touch with.
Written 19 August 2018
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Ranjit D
Yelahanka, India103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
Great place to visit for a quiet get away, though I did see very Large speakers in the open dining area, if used would be a shame and ruin the atmosphere.
Written 22 February 2018
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Justin B
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
The beach is great and the dugout canoe trip to the nearby pottery village is fun, but stay away from the hike to the waterfall until they fix the pricing. Right now the local village leader is in cahoots with a non-local tourist company to charge 45,000 shillings/person for the hike (on top of guide fees!). Just last week the price was a reasonable 3,000 shillings. Please stay away from “Matema Trekking Cultural Tourism.” It’s a scam.
Written 8 December 2017
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Mark R
Cohasset, MA79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
Stayed two nights at the beach at Blue Canoe. Great stay. Staff were wonderful. Lodging in their waterfront cabins was great. Walked to the other hotels / village -- easy and enjoyable.
Written 18 October 2017
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geraldm721
Bochum, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
Very nice bungalows. Very friendly service. Very nice beach. Very nice water. What more can you want?
Written 11 February 2017
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Afogleman
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
After many solo trips to Matema for work I finally was able to bring my family down. We spent a few nights in Matema and enjoyed the beach and swimming in the lake. We also spent a few hours on a hike to see a local water fall. It was so worth it.
Written 29 December 2015
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