Matemwe is a small village situated in north-eastern part of Unguja, the main Island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is in close proximity to the Mnemba Island. A high percentage of people in Matemwe mainly engage in seaweed farming and fishing, as the town is close to the sea. Matemwe village is known for its long, sandy beach-the longest in Zanzibar. And it's also known for its tranquility. When you lie in the sun in Matemwe, you won't need to worry about hawkers selling souvenirs or masses of tourists. You can enjoy the beach at your leisure.
Matemwe is one of the most beautiful tourist resorts on Tanzania's Zanzibar island, and it's a great place to swim, snorkel, sunbathe and generally relax in the island's year-round sunshine.
Some local highlights include the tiny island of Mnemba, which can be reached by boat and offers great snorkelling opportunities. There are also local diving schools that rent out scuba equipment. With tropical fish like the trumpetfish and grouper in local waters, it's well worth taking the plunge if you have the time. Add in modern, comfortable tourist lodges and you've got one of Tanzania's finest destinations.