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With an approximated land area of 988km2, Pemba Island is the second largest island composing part of the Zanzibar Archipelago within the Swahili coast to the east of the mainland coastline of Tanzania.  Pemba Island is among the very few places where you get to experience a world of true antediluvian Swahili history and culture as well are unraveled natural aesthetic make-up of the world around you. Best kenned for her warm and transparent water in bluish and light greenish shades, soft golden sand, palms and other tropical plants bowing over, one can explicitly feel the seaside sand scratching under your feet and the water physically contacting you tender. An impeccable corner to catch astronomically immense ocean waves serenely soothed by the colorful coral reefs, in which you can infrequently optically discern the reflection of the rainbow.

Being one of the richest historical sites in the Swahili Coast, Pemba Island has been of keen interest to archeologists around the world as the island hosts one of the oldest and best preserved ruins with consequential evidence of a trading system dating back as early as 600AD. The island is also home to the only known early fortification on the whole of the Swahili Coast, the Mkama Ndume ruins in Pujini Village

Pemba Island will certainly tick all the boxes in regards to an ideal island experience. But a place can only be paradise if the experience is shared with a loved one or good friends. Get to engender recollections filled with laughter, exhilaration, jaw-dropping natural resplendency, marvelous aliment and astonishing experiences. Bask away in the lavish beaches circumvented by coconut trees and fronting a lagoon. Out in the open waters, forefended by the life-filled coral reef and anchored in the ocean floor, stands out the most astonishing feature you will ever find anywhere else on the East African Coast – A submerged room, floating away and dancing with the waves. Get to experience accommodation like never afore. A virtually 180 degree view of the aquatic life around you with some of the most infrequent water sightings kenned all at the comfort of your underwater bed. Get to experience this and much more in the Pemba Island

Just as is Unguja/Zanzibar and Mafia Islands but a bit milder, Pemba experiences an ideal beach tropical climate for most of the year.  The heat of summer is seasonally often cooled by windy conditions, resulting in pleasant sea breezes, particularly on the North and East coasts.  Being near to the equator, the islands are warm all year round with average monthly temperatures range between 24oC to 27.5oC. There are two main rainy seasons with most rainfall coming between April and May. Drier months are January – February and June-October

Pemba Island is littered with some of the finest accommodations you can get along the Zanzibar archipelago including exclusive high-end properties and some unique resorts with a luxurious atmosphere only felt in this island. The accommodations, in our true opinion, are those that give you a sense of being at one with the island; you are close to the beauty of its nature yet cocooned in comfort. That maybe the cosines of the rustic simplicity and contemporary sophistication

  • Pemba Island
  • Misali island
  • Vumawimbi Beach
  • Ngezi Forest Reserve
  • Pemba Flying Fox Forest

BY AIR: Scheduled daily flights are available connecting Pemba with Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Arusha, Selous Game Reserve, the Northern Parks and Tanga.

COVID – 19: Nisimulie Africa SOP’s

In light of the world opening up slowly amidst the current pandemic, we have been preparing to welcome tourists back to Tanzania by making changes to the way we provide our services. New SOPs are in place for every touch point and guest experience that characterizes your stay with us as your esteemed hosts. Our SOPs will be updated in line with the Government of Tanzania’s instructions to the tourism and hospitality industry. Our priority is to ensure that we provide the safest possible environment for our guests while providing top-notch safari experiences.


Standard Operating Procedures

1.     To keep social distancing, safari vehicles with 6-window seats will be redesigned to take only 4 people in the passenger cabin. Safari vehicles with 6-window seats will still be available for families wishing to travel together in one vehicle

2.   The driver-guide will be at hand to oversee guests observe the recommended physical distancing at park entry gates, museums, picnic sites, and while checking in at accommodation facilities.

3.   City transfer and safari vehicles will be regularly disinfected before picking up clients, especially the high-touch surfaces and seats

4.   Sanitizers (anti-microbial agents) will be provided in the vehicle for guests' use

5.   The driver-guide will take necessary personal protection precautions at all times. Guests are encouraged to come with their own masks; packaged masks will be available at an extra cost.

6.   Health condition of driver-guides will be monitored for not less than a week before being assigned to take clients on safari, including measuring body oxygen level (recommended 95% and above) and body temperature not exceeding 37.5 degrees centigrade.

7.   There will be three health centers dedicated to COVID-19 rapid response and support network; one center will be in Arusha town (Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre), one in Karatu near Ngorongoro, and the third in central Serengeti at Seronera. Ambulances will be on standby.

8.   For clients needing more medical attention, Nisimulie Africa Tours and Travel will arrange evacuation by Flying Doctors. The Flying Doctors package covers evacuation to a hospital in Nairobi. We can also arrange evacuation to Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, a fine facility with high rate of recovery for COVID-19 patients. The evacuation to Dar es Salaam will involve some extra charges to be met by the patient. Clients are required to have medical insurance to cover hospitalization expenses. 

9.   The welcome briefing to guests will include details of our safety and hygiene measures in place and what is required of guests during their stay (including the use of masks and gloves and keeping safe distances from other guests).

10. Not limiting these procedures to ourselves, we work with other third-party suppliers who ensure and adhere to the set international standards of travel as defined by the Ministry of Tourism and WHO.


Game drives 

·      A maximum of four people will be permitted per vehicle with the exception of groups that   are travelling together.

·      Guides will wear face masks and gloves on arrival at the airstrip, when in the main area of the airstrip and when handling guests’ luggage.

·      Guests must also wear facemasks at the airstrip; however, this is optional while on the game drive.

·      Once the group has left the airstrip, the guide will remove the face mask and gloves to speak with guests, as the safety risk is greatly reduced outside of the airstrip.

·      Game drives will take place in safari vehicles, as usual, which will be disinfected after each game drive.

·      Hand sanitizer will be available for guests and guides and is to be used on arrival at the airstrip, on boarding the vehicle and throughout the game drive.

·      Guests are asked to sensibly practice social distancing throughout the game drive and if meals are served.


Communal Areas:

·      Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the camps and soap and individual hand towels will always be available in public bathrooms.

·      At the Bar: The barmen will wear facemask and gloves to handle drinks and snacks and serve on a tray. 

·      A staff member is assigned to regular sanitization duties of surfaces (including door handles, metallic surfaces, counters, etc).

·      Social distancing rules apply, and seating will be arranged to ensure at least one-meter distance between guests.

·      Dining:  All surfaces will be disinfected after each meal.

·      Pool water (where available) will be monitored to maintain a chlorine level between 1 to 3 parts per million and a pH level between 6.8 and 7.4 in order to provide a virus free experience.

·      In sitting areas and on sofas:

·      Guests will be encouraged to practice social distancing.

·      Around campfire: guests will be encouraged to practice social distancing.

·      Disposable towels and bins will be placed in strategic areas.

·      In harmony with our vision, our team has had a lot of fun working hard together to put our SOPs in place to ensure the safety of our guests. We are now ready to warmly welcome our guests back to Tanzania.


“Nature took a rest from the usual and is now more exquisite”

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