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Matema Beach Relaxation


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Welcome to Matema Beach

A beautiful spot on Lake Malawi
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.

Heading further South
For the more intrepid traveler we can head down the Eastern side of Lake Malawi towards the Mozambique border to the quiet area around the village of Mbamba Bay. We can take the slow overland route to get here or the ferry down from the North. For those heading further South, the ferry travels onwards to Nkhata Bay in Malawi.

•    Hiking to the nearby waterfalls
•    Snorkeling to view the colored fish (Cichlids)
•    Visiting Ikombe to see the potters making locally re-known Kisi pottery
•    Walking along the beach to see the hand carved fishing boats & drying fish
•    Visiting a bat cave
•    Also note that Lake Nyasa is the cheapest place in the world to get your open water diving certification (enjoy viewing more than 500 species of fish while learning)
•    When traveling to Lake Nyasa from Mbeya, you pass through a very rich agriculture zone which includes bananas, tea and cocoa.  You may also want to stop in Tukuyu for a tea plantation visit.

Day 01

Arrive at Nyerere international airport after clearance of immigration formalities; you will be met by our officer at the arrival door, greeted and transferred to city center
Dinner and Overnight at PEACOCK HOTEL-BB

Day 02

After breakfast drive to Matema beach at Mbeya City, you will pass by Mikumi National Park were you will see animals on the way, lunch at Mikumi restaurant then continue with safari across Udzungwa chain of Mountains, crossing Ruaha Great River and the famous Kitonga Mountain, passing Iringa then Mbeya. Evening proceed to your hotel.
Dinner and Overnight at MATEMA LAKE SHORE HOTEL-FB

Day 03

After breakfast enjoy full day at the beach, The lakeshore beach lies on the foothills and the end point of Livingstone Mountains at the place where these scenic ranges ends majestically into Lake Nyasa. Travelling to Matema Beach is made up of beautiful views of real African life of the local communities. A winding road passes through high, Livingstone Mountains and tea estates before it descends to the tropical shores of Lake Nyasa. From Matema Beach, you can make canoe trips with fishermen over the lake to the nearby village where women specialize in pottery. There is a superb snookering rocky shoreline, also a waterfall from Livingstone Mountains.
Dinner and Overnight at MATEMA LAKE SHORE HOTEL-FB

Day 04

After breakfast enjoy full day at Matema beach, Mount Livingstone hiking and visits to potteries are the other tourist activities in Matema. A number of tourist class accommodation facilities have been established there; among them are the Lutheran Center, Matema Beach View, Matema Shore Lake Resort and a number of Guest Houses. To reach Matema Beach, it is 130 kilometer drive from Mbeya City, passing through the tarmac road to Malawian border.  The drive is an exciting as the car roll through green scenery, made up of tea, banana and tree farms on hillside areas. A tour of rice and cocoa farms in Kyela, a waterfall on Mount Livingstone and special cultural performances add more tourist attractiveness to the area. 
Dinner and Overnight at MATEMA LAKE SHORE HOTEL-FB

Day 05

After breakfast drive to Dar es Salaam, lunch at Iringa

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Our Net rates are as follows

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Our Price Includes

  • Government TAX Fees 18%
  • Meet and greet services
  • All National Park entry fees
  • Transfers to Mbeya
  • Service of our English Tour Guide

Our Price Exludes

  • Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All flights (domestic and international) and Visas
  • Laundry telephone bills etc.
  • Any other expense of person nature