Pemba island lies to the northeast of Zanzibar. Though relatively less visited by tourists, Pemba has a more undulating landscape and is more densely vegetated in natural forest and plantation. There are many attractive beaches and some historical ruins dating to the Shirazi era. Pemba is also famous in Tanzania for traditional medicine and witchcraft.
Pemba is easily accessible by air from Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Tanga. There are also speedboat transfers available from Zanzibar.
Places to Visit
Pemba is famous for diving and snorkeling tours and is also preferred by honeymooners. Sightseeing trips are also possible in the small towns of Chake Chake, Mkoani and Wete. Excursions include visits to Ras Mkumbuu Ruins, Mesali Island, Pujini Ruins and Ngezi Forest Reserve.
Tourists Destinations in close proximity
Zanzibar Island is the closest tourist destination to Pemba. And there are everyday flight connections and alternate day speedboat connections between these two islands.
Lodges & Restaurants
A few decent lodges have recently started in Pemba to cater for tourists. Below we give options of few who we find would be most suitable as far as quality, service and security is concerned. Contact us for bookings and the best prices.
Our Recommendations on Pemba
If you want to enjoy the beach and at the same time be away from mass tourism then Pemba is the place you should visit. 2 or 3 nights at this peaceful island will give you the much needed tranquility after a hassling mainland safari. For honeymooners this place is a gem.
Please contact us for a perfect, well-organized and affordable tour of this beautiful island.