Village

Matemwe, Zanzibar

Located on the North East Coast of Zanzibar

Tanzania
Location
2,833
Population
1 m
Altitude

About Matemwe, Zanzibar

This charming village on the northeast coast of Zanzibar Island is surrounded by coconut palms and white sands, and offers a peaceful and relaxing getaway. It is about an hour and a half by car from Stone Town. You'll love the stunning beach, where you can swim in the clear blue water, sunbathe on the soft sand, or enjoy a refreshing cocktail at on...

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Perfect weather for enjoying all that Paje has to offer.
March - May
Low Season
Monsoon season with heavy rains, fewer tourists, and lower prices.
December - February
High Season
Ideal weather for beach activities and water sports, with minimal rainfall.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Matemwe is generally safe for visitors, though standard travel precautions are advised. Up-to-date vaccinations are recommended, including yellow fever if coming from an endemic area. Malaria prophylaxis is also advisable due to the presence of mosquitoes in the region.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Visitors can fly into Zanzibar International Airport and take a taxi or arranged transport to Matemwe. The journey offers scenic views of Zanzibar's lush landscapes and provides a glimpse into local life along the way.
Getting Around
The best way to explore Matemwe is on foot, by bicycle, or using local taxis for longer distances. The village and beaches are easily navigable, offering a peaceful environment to relax and explore at a leisurely pace.
Visas
For Zanzibar, as part of Tanzania, visitors typically need a visa, which can be obtained on arrival for many nationalities or in advance from Tanzanian embassies. Always check the latest visa requirements and prepare necessary travel documents, including health certificates if required.
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