Matema Beach Tanzania
Matema beach is a brown sanded lakeside shore that is located on the northern tip Of Lake Nyasa, in a town (also district) called Kyela in Tanzania. ‘Brown sanded’ unlike most sandy beaches in the country which are white in color, the sand at Matema beach is brown and notably heavier in weight. It is also one of the cleanest and tranquil beaches in the country, particularly because of its remote location.
Matema beach is bordered on the south-western side (right side when facing the lake) by several creeks, where some of the rivers in the region meet the Lake; however, the beach goes on for as long as you can cross the first few creeks. On the northeastern side (left side when facing the lake) is a mountain range where some go hiking in. However, this is not actually a mountain but rather the walls of the rift valley of which the lake itself is situated.
The Lake Nyasa, kyela, and Matema beach are all situated inside the rift valley, another beautiful feature of the place. If you are keen enough on your journey into the Kyela area, you would notice at some point there is a constant though not too steep descent where you may even be able to catch a glimpse of the lake. In fact, Kyela (the town) lies less than 500m above sea level, very low if you consider the altitudes of the surrounding areas. Because of this, Matema and Kyela in general have slightly elevated temperatures when compared to other nearby towns.
How to get to Matema beach Tanzania
Travelers can fly into the Mbeya region of Tanzania and drive the 160 km using a 4×4 safari vehicle to this beautiful beach near the Tanzania Malawi border.
Where to stay at Matema beach Tanzania
Landmark Hotel Matema Beach
Landmark Hotel Matema Beach is a hotel of choice when visiting Matema. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort, and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.
Rooms at the Landmark Hotel Matema Beach provide air conditioning.
You can also enjoy an on-site restaurant while staying at the Landmark Hotel Matema Beach.
THINGS TO DO
|Boat cruise on Lake Nyasa
|Canoeing on Lake Nyasa
|Hiking Mount Livingstone in Tanzania
HOW TO GET THERE
|How to get to Lake Nyasa and Matema beach
|3 Days Lake Nyasa and Matema beach safari
|5 Days Lake Nyasa and and Zambia safari
WHEN TO GO
|Best time to visit Lake Nyasa and Matema beach
WHERE TO STAY
|Land mark hotel Matema beach