Pemba: remote, little-developed island with amazing diving
Lying 50km / 31mi north-east of Zanzibar is little-visited and largely undeveloped Pemba Island, home to small fishing villages, historic ruins, and miles of wild coastline. Infrastructure is limited and tourism still in its infancy but thanks to its pristine coral reefs, water temperatures between 25°C / 77°F and 28°C / 84°F and visibility between 20 and 40 metres / 66 and 131 feet, Pemba ranks among the world’s best dive sites.
There are plenty of other activities on Pemba Island: water sports are on offer as are excursions to mangrove forests, sunset dhow cruises and spa treatments. Pemba offers the discerning visitor a large dose of privacy and exclusivity, a more laid-back atmosphere to Zanzibar, and it combines well with a mainland Tanzania safari.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Detailed Solution. Pemba Island is famous for the cultivation of cloves. This island is part of the Zanzibar Archipelago of Tanzania (coast of East Africa). It is in the Indian Ocean.
Pemba Island is pristine, adventurous and fascinating. Enjoy snorkeling, diving, sailing and lazing on the deserted beaches. Pemba Island has a lot to offer. Beautiful beaches, first class diving and snorkeling sites and several historical places.
Pemba Island is accessed via most airports in East Africa via Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam. Pemba Island can also be accessed with direct local flights with several charter airlines that operate smaller aircrafts. The most frequent route is Zanzibar – Pemba, and is serviced by these airlines: Coastal Air, Auric Air.
A tiny island about a kilometre or half a mile north-east from Zanzibar Island
Lying 50km / 31mi north-east of Zanzibar is little-visited and largely undeveloped Pemba Island
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