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Just steps from the ivory sands of Zanzibar's beautiful Matemwe beach, Matemwe Beach House is an exclusive-use villa that is ideal for groups looking for an idyllic and private island escape.

The spacious en suite bedrooms are comfortable and cosy while the villa’s living spaces embrace Indian Ocean views. A team of dedicated staff caters to your every need with a personal chef serving delicious local cuisine throughout your stay. Children are welcome: a range of fun activities and sports gear is available for them at the Matemwe Water Sport House.

Snorkel or dive the exquisite surrounding reefs or enjoy a sea-kayaking or deep-sea fishing adventure. Take a romantic sunset cruise on a local sailing dhow, settle down for a soothing massage at the spa or simply stroll along pristine sands with the rippling Indian Ocean waters between your toes. Whether it is privacy and pampering you want or water sports and island picnics, Matemwe Beach House is a great place to unwind after a safari excursion or trip to Kilimanjaro.


  • Ideal for families or small groups
  • Personal butler & chef
  • Spa treatments & massages on-site or in your room
  • Snorkeling, diving, canoeing & reef walks offered


  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Beach activities
  • Day tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Kayaking
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Sunset cruises
  • Local village visits
  • Boat excursions
  • Cooking lessons
  • Diving
  • Spa treatments
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Sundowners
  • Turtle nesting excursions
  • High tea on offer
  • Jogging trails
  • Yoga
The perfect holiday home for a family wanting a private slice of Zanzibar. The direct access to the beach, private pool and butler service are big bonuses.
Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

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Matemwe Beach House - Silver

Accommodating a maximum of six guests, Matemwe Beach House features two downstairs double bedrooms with fantastic views, comfortable beach decor and a beautiful mezzanine floor that can sleep two more people.

The Master Bedroom has a king-size bed covered by a mosquito net as well as an en suite bathroom with shower while the Second Bedroom has twin beds as well as an adjoining bathroom with shower and bath, shared with anyone staying on the Mezzanine Floor. There is also a convenient bathtub for infants.


Facilities at Matemwe Beach House include a swimming pool as well as a laundry service and bar. Your personal butler will ensure that your needs are met and will help to plan trips and activities as well as serve meals and act as your housekeeper.

Adventurous activities include sea-kayaking and other water sports for everyone to join in on. Children are welcome at the villa and will love to play on the fine white sands with beach bats, kites or frisbees or grab some snorkelling gear, all available free of charge at the Matemwe Water Sport House.

For something more romantic, the 'Escape to Infinity' trip is a visit to a secluded sandbank and includes breakfast, brunch or lunch, a bottle of sparkling wine, snorkelling, sailing in a traditional dhow and loads of time to enjoy your glorious privacy.


At Matemwe Beach House, you eat whenever and whatever you decide. Your personal chef will discuss the daily menu with you according to your suggestions and whatever special deliveries or fresh fish have come in. The chefs are inspired by traditional Zanzibar cuisine with plenty of seafood and contemporary flavours on the menu.

General facilities

  • 24-hour Reception
  • 24-hour Security
  • Air conditioning
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Laundry service
  • Local airport transfers
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
  • Spa
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2023-07-01 — 2023-07-31 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $235
2023-08-01 — 2023-08-31 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $305
2023-09-01 — 2023-10-31 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $235
2023-11-01 — 2023-12-19 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $185
2023-12-20 — 2024-01-05 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $305
2024-01-06 — 2024-03-31 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $185
2024-06-01 — 2024-06-30 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $200
2024-07-01 — 2024-07-31 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $255
2024-08-01 — 2024-08-31 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $330
2024-09-01 — 2024-10-31 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $255
2024-11-01 — 2024-12-19 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $200
2024-12-20 — 2024-12-31 Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $330

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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