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.