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Pemba Island

Pemba Island is one of the lesser known islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago, but a popular honeymoon destination. This pristine green island is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you are looking for peace, rest and a romantic atmosphere, this is the place to be. A tranquil hideaway and one of the best dive sites in the world.

Green island

Pemba Island is also known as the “Green Island” thanks to its fertile soil and lush, green hills and thick vegetation. This untouched island has lots of forests, mango trees and vast clove plantations. A third of the population depends on small scale farming (rice, cloves, cinnamon, bananas, cassava) and fishing.

Beautiful coral reefs

The coral reefs that surround the entire island are a magnificent playground for snorkelers and divers. Especially the Pemba Channel, with impressive marine life, is an underwater paradise. You can spot Marlins, Barracudas, Clown Fish, turtles, sharks, dolphins and even  whales. Explore the range of watersport activities, from kayaking, kite and wind surfing to a romantic sunset cruise in a traditional sailing boat.

Contact us for a personal advice how to incorporate Pemba Island into your safari itinerary. It is also possible to combine Pemba Island with a stay at Zanzibar Island or Mafia Island or a  Tanzania Safari on the mainland.

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Pemba Island features

  • Tropical forests
  • Monkeys
  • Dolphins
  • Mangrove forest
  • Historical ruins
  • Hilly landscapes
  • White sandy beaches
  • Palm trees
  • Azure blue ocean
  • Tropical climate
  • Friendly people
  • Good service
  • Delicious food
  • Beautiful marine life

Excursions and activities on Pemba Island

  • Snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Cultural village walk
  • Visit the Jambagome Ruins on a boat safari
  • Dolphin safari
  • Wakeboarding
  • Knee boarding
  • Kayaking through the mangrove forest
  • Sunset cruise
  • Visit plantations (spices, vegetables, fruit)

Travel time to Pemba Island

Flights to Pemba depart from the following airports:

  • Arusha (+/- 2,5 hours) price indication: € 350,-
  • Zanzibar (30 min) price indication: € 95,-
  • Dar es Salaam (1 hour) € 140,-

Pemba Island facts

  • Pemba is about 80 km (49 mi) long and 20 km (12 mi) wide
  • Total surface: 988 km2 (613 sq mi)
  • Pemba is surrounded by several smaller islands

Travel tip from our experts about Pemba Island

Pemba is a beautiful and super romantic island where you can enjoy the peace and friendly people. For newlyweds on honeymoon we have a special offer: a bottle of prosecco, massage and private dinner for free. Contact us so we can tell you more about all the options that are available.

Our advice:

How long to stay in Pemba?: 5 days (4 nights)

Which hotel? Fundu Lagoon offers excellent service and is really a romantic spot. Located at the ocean, in the heart of nature.