Pemba Island is the most northern island in the Zanzibar Archipelago. It is quiet and unspoiled and far from the crowds of Zanzibar. For keen divers, it also has some of the best diving in Tanzania. It should be noted that the currents are strong and it is only recommended for experienced divers.
There is a forest in the centre of the Island and this is of interest to bird watchers as there are several endemic species there.
Pemba Island is possibly the best beach destination for Honeymooners who can get away from crowds and unwanted attention at the excellent Fundu Lagoon Lodge or more reasonably priced Manta Reef Lodge.
Pemba is a large exporter of cloves, Pemba has very little else in terms of agriculture and is relatively undeveloped.
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Pemba is the second largest island in the archepelego northeast of Zanzibar Island. It currently has few tourists, allowing those who do visit to chance to get away from the regular trappings of Zanzibar, and traditional island life has been able to continue with little disruption.