Safari and sea - a classic combination
After exploring the African plains on safari, wash off the dust of the bush with a few days of rustic beach bliss on the tropical island of Zanzibar before heading back home.
The raw and remote wilderness areas of southern Tanzania - namely Ruaha National Park and Nyerere National Park - are within easy access of the Spice Island of Zanzibar, making this a convenient combination.
The seclusion of southern Tanzania's parks pairs particularly well with a stay in Matemwe on Zanzibar. This corner of the island enjoys a peaceful location while still within easy reach of the busier areas and attractions.
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Roho ya Selous, Nyerere National Park
On a small peninsula overlooking Lake Nzerakera, Roho ya Selous is in the heart of Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve), the largest reserve in Africa and home to one of the biggest populations of wild dogs on the continent.
Where to stay with Asilia in Southern Tanzania
Kwihala is set deep in the bush of Ruaha National Park. It’s the largest national park in Tanzania, with plentiful wildlife, yet it feels remote and peaceful, with fewer visitors than other parks.
HighlightsGame Drives Hot-air Balloon Safaris Cultural Visits Photography on safari
Usangu Expedition Camp
On the banks of the wetlands, just beyond the reaches of the seasonal high-water mark, Usangu Expedition Camp sits among the woodland shade offering the perfect launch pad from where to enjoy the mult read moreitude of activities available across this largely unexplored 6,000km2 wilderness.
HighlightsNight Drives Walking Safari Natural hot springs Boat Safaris Lion tracking Canoeing
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Add on a beach break at Matemwe, Zanzibar
Escape to your own private villa on tropical Zanzibar Island; with a private roof terrace & plunge pool, personal butler and in-room spa treatments, there’s nothing left to do but relax.View Property
Unwind by the swimming pool at Matemwe Lodge, relax on the beautiful Matemwe Beach or dive the depths of the Indian Ocean in an unbeatable Zanzibar island escape.View Property
Matemwe Beach House
Enjoy your own private slice of the beautiful Zanzibar coastline at Matemwe Beach House, a private 3-roomed house only a stone’s throw away from the beach and water activities of the Indian Ocean.View Property
Matemwe Beach is one of the most peaceful places on this lush tropical island. With a shallow, coral-fringed lagoon, it is the perfect place for a rustic, tropical beach holiday or to relax and unwind after a busy game-viewing safari.
Choose your Matemwe accommodation: from the casual and relaxed Matemwe Lodge to the more private Matemwe Retreat, and if you need absolute exclusivity, opt for the exclusive-use Matemwe Beach House.
Stories from Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar
Looking for the best safari in Tanzania? Go south!
For most people, Tanzania is synonymous with the Great Migration, the Serengeti, and perhaps the Ngorongoro Crater. But are these the best safari experiences Tanzania has to offer?
Meet Bonde Mossi, our head gardener at beautiful Matemwe
The Usangu Wetlands: A new frontier for Positive Impact
In 2019, Asilia launched a project to learn more about the Usangu Wetlands region of Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.
Matemwe Magic – The Best Activities in Matemwe
By Britta Foulis You might be wondering what kind of activities there are at our Matemwe properties. Whether you’re looking for something to get your blood pumping or want to feed your brain, don’t wo…