Pemba Island

Pemba Island

Pemba Island is the second biggest Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago. It is less busy than Unguja and has fewer hotels. Whilst it has excellent diving it should be noted that there are strong currents and so is suitable experienced divers only.

  • Birdwatching, Snorkelling & diving: Excellent
  • Best time to visit Pemba: June - March
  • How to get to Pemba: you can fly or take the ferry from Tanga or Zanzibar
  • Activities available: birding (several notable endemics), diving, beach and snorkelling

In the centre of the island there is a forest which is famous for its endemic bird species. Tours of the Forest Reserve may be arranged from any of the hotels or in advance as you prefer.

There are few hotels in the principle town, Chake Chake, and on the beaches most accommodation tends to be of a luxury level. There is even one hotel, Manta Reef, where they have an underwater hotel room where you can see fish swim past.


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  • Attractions: Relaxing, and Water Sports.
  • How to get there: Drive, Fly, Ferry
Where to go in Pemba Island

Other Places: Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba
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