Matema Beach, a beachside town in Mbeya Region, located on the beautiful shores of Lake Nyasa, Matema Beach is among the most scenic tourist attractive site in Tanzania. 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.
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, and also a waterfall from Livingstone Mountains.
Matema Lakeshore Village is a fishing settlement where local fishermen are easily seen selling their catches. The village was the regional headquarters of German Governor during German rule in Tanzania before the mosquitoes forced him and his team out of the place.
The beach is an expanse lakeside giving a beautiful view of its horizon and clear, shining water of Lake Nyasa; giving a chance for waters ports, ornamental fish viewing, water surfing, diving and beachside recreations on the soft sands.
From the beachside, visitors can take in breathtaking views of the Livingstone Mountains as they drop majestically into Lake Nyasa. Apart from the beach, Matema is a historical site where Germans built a Lutheran Mission House found there today and with Bavarian architectural style. Mount Livingstone hiking and visits to the potteries are the other tourist activities in Matema.
The drive to Matema Beach area is exciting and scenic as you pass through green scenery, made up of tea, banana and tree farms on hillside areas.