Matema beach is on the northern shores of Lake Nyasa. This beach is one of the most beautiful on the lake, which has been referred to as the most scenic body of water in Africa! Relatively undeveloped for tourism giving it an authentic feel and suitable for swimming.
It is located 130km drive from Mbeya town, it is amoung the most scenic in Tanzania. A winding road passes through high mountains and tea estates before it descends to the tropical shores of Lake Nyasa. From Matema, you can make canoe trips with fishermen over the lake to the nearby village where women specialize in pottery; and to the mouth of the river to spot Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos and Crocodiles, It is also possible to organize hikes to Rungwe mountain.