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Matema Beach | Lake Nyasa Shore

Matema Beach | Lake Nyasa Shore

Matema Beach  | Lake Nyasa Shore  | Lake Malawi  | Hotels in Matema Beach  | Accommodation in Matema  | Activities in Mbeya  | Mbeya Travel Guide


Matema Beach is approx 130 kms from Mbeya on the Northern tip of Lake Malawi, overlooked by the Livingstone Mountains. The road from Mbeya takes you through high mountains, small villages, banana plantations and tea estates.This is the closest thing to a resort on the Tanzanian shore of the Lake but not one that gets over-run by tourists. 

There are several choices of good clean accommodation. You can hire dugout canoes or kayaks, explore Pango Cave and see the wildlife around the swampy Lufirio River mouth to the West of the town. Hiking in the Livingstone Mountains. The region is well known for its distinctive Kisi pottery which is sold throughout the area.


Matema is situated at the northern end of lake malawi in the southern highlands of Tanzania. From Mbeya the road bring you to Tukuyu where you follow the main road toward the Malawi border. Just before reaching the border you turn off to the left and a gravel road will bring you to matema Beach. You’ll pass different villages and most beautiful sceneries.The vegetation offers a vast veriety of interesting diversity.

Hotels in Matema Beach

Matema Beach Lake Shore resort

Matema Lake Shore Resort

Facing the beachfront in Matema Beach, Matema Lake Shore Resort has a bar and a garden. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi.

Blue Canoe Safari Camp

In the far southwest of Tanzania impressive mountain ranges surround the 3rd largest lake in Africa. The shores of Lake Nyasa (also called Lake Malawi) are one of the most stunning sceneries Tanzania has to offer.

Matema beach - landmark Hotel

LandMark Hotel Matema

Boasting a garden, a bar as well as a restaurant, Landmark Hotel Matema Beach is situated in Matema Beach, 1.6 km from Matema Hospital. The property is set 3.3 km from Waterfall Hiking Trail and 4.2 km from Waterfall.

Activities in Matema Beach: 

  • #1. Hiking to the nearby waterfalls
    #2. Snorkeling to view the colored fish (Cichlids)
    #3. Visiting Ikombe to see the potters making locally re-known Kisi pottery
    #4. Walking along the beach to see the hand carved fishing boats & drying fish
    #5. Visiting a bat cave
    #6. The cheapest place in the world to get your open water diving certification (enjoy more than 500 species of fish while learning)
    #7. Enjoy a very rich agriculture zone which includes bananas, tea and cocoa. 
  • #8. Stop in Tukuyu for a tea plantation visit.

Matema Beach Map

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