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Good beaches, amazing waterfall

The beach was breath taking, though the "beach boys" were kind of unbearable. Every time I went in... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Kathryn H
Matema Beach, Tanzania

Great place to visit for a quiet get away, though I did see very Large speakers in the open dining... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2018
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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19 Aug 2018
“Good beaches, amazing waterfall”
21 Feb 2018
“Matema Beach, Tanzania”
Lake Nyasa Shore, Matema, Tanzania
+255 783 545 464
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

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...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed February 21, 2018

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.

Thank Ranjit1945
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Justin B
Reviewed October 18, 2017

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.

1  Thank Mark R
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Very nice bungalows. Very friendly service. Very nice beach. Very nice water. What more can you want?

1  Thank geraldm721
Reviewed December 28, 2015

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...More

Thank Afogleman
Reviewed December 2, 2015

We spent 3/4 lazy days relaxing on Matema beach slowly watching the world go by. People wash in the sea, repair nets, do their washing, prepare their fishing boats and play while others chill in the shade. The sand can get unbearably hot so the...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed August 11, 2015

one of the most relaxing and beautiful lakes i've ever been to in my life. the stars, sunrise, people, and wild flamingos were breathtaking. i will for sure come back and stay at blue canoe again one day.

Thank Diana d
Reviewed July 19, 2015

We did nothing but walk along the beach as our car was kaput! so cannot comment on Matema Beach itself. I believe there is a wonderful pottery market nearby on a Saturday but we were unfortunately having the car checked in Kyela.

Thank RichardDenise
Reviewed July 8, 2015

very nice beach and very queit to relux shore and meet with local people .w eather is good,lodges and you can vist also kitulo the same place but not beach,is a garden.

Thank 413michael
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