view of a field
boats on the white sandy beach
walk way among the trees
man standing in crystal clear waters
coral reef
scuba diving
scuba diving at sunset
man jumping on the beach
view of animal on the beach
view of the accommodation in the ocean
view of the underwater room
view of the harbor
view of the coffee making process
close up of the coffee making process
local school children 1
local school children
close up of a bird
close up of a yellow bird
boat going into the water
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Arial view of person swimming in crystal clear waters
woman standing in the crystal clear waters
close up of a coral
close up of a star fish

Welcome to Pemba Island

Lying around 50kms north of Unguja and 50kms east of mainland Tanzania with a population of around 400,000 Pemba is a real gem of an island for those looking to get away from the crowds. For us visiting Pemba is really about giving yourself the chance to immerse yourself in island life. 

The majority of Pemba is dominated by small-scale farming as the island is more fertile and hillier than Unguja. It is well known for its clove trees, with this being one of Zanzibar's largest exports, and the island is home to around 3.5 million clove trees. Locals also grow rice, bananas, cassava and much more on the island. Pemba is also home to some of the very best diving anywhere with untouched coral and abundant marine life. This is a major draw for visitors, along with those interested in game fishing and pure relaxation away from larger tourist areas. 

On Pemba Island, we recommend the fun and exciting Manta Resort , or the Robinson Crusoe feel of Fundu Lagoon .

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