Pemba Island

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Overview

Pemba Island, set off Zanzibar and lapped by the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean is a place of genuine barefoot luxury that doesn't disappoint. . This rich tropical escape is new and totally a more settled decision diverged from its remarkable neighbour, Zanzibar.

Funzi and Fundo shorelines on the island are known for their perfect surroundings with white sand. The tropical slopes and timberlands inland on Pemba are in like manner fundamental and reminiscent of any castaway imagery you can infer.

Pemba is enveloped by staggering tidal ponds (Fundu Lagoon being one of the island's optimal) and striking coral reefs, which are home to incalculable sea life, including some greater tenants, for instance, shark, and now and again whales.

In the event that you are an enthusiastic jumper the, Pemba is the place for you with the waters enveloping the island holding most likely the best dive spots in Tanzania. While swimming is another water based enthusiasm to acknowledge, diving is the best way to deal with find the Pemba Channel, which is known to drop to profundities of 2000m.

Tour Details

Pemba Island lapped by the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. It offers unspoilt nature, serenity & local culture to enjoy. Pemba Island is just one of the places you could visit on your trip to Zanzibar Archipelago. Let The explore Pemba Island has been separated from the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar for decades, leaving an untouched and pristine island of great beauty and fertility. The mosaic of forests, swamps, mangroves, hidden beaches and lagoons is scattered with the ruins of mosques and tombs mostly reclaimed by the forest – sites that date back to Arab domination when Pemba Island was seized by the Sultan of Muscat from Oman in the 17th century. He loved the Spice Islands and established his court in Zanzibar and ruled Muscat from there. Pemba is still the predominant global producer of cloves yielding of all the world’s cloves, but now plays its more traditional role of being an island paradise with small inter-island trade. Pemba Island also has a strong reputation as a ‘magic’ island, a center for Ju-Ju traditions of medicine and wizardry. This is the beautiful and most attractive island with a population of 300,000 people there are rarely more than a couple of dozen foreigners. It is as though the people of Pemba have a secret that they refuse to share. Traveling in Pemba is discovering untouched territory. Villagers are eager to talk to anyone who passes and small children will give you their biggest and white’s smiles as the yell “bye-bye!” as you pass them by. You will be called over in markets by the stallholders to sit you down to try their fruits, waiting tolerantly for your reaction. Chake Chake harbor is mainly used for swimming & fishing. When the Western Colonial powers came to East Africa the British forced the Sultanates of Muscat and Zanzibar to divide and then administered the interest Islands in the name of the Sultan. Historically the vast traditional trading vessels, or “dhows”, followed the monsoons down from the Arabian Peninsula to East Africa following the winds they transported cloves to India, textiles to the Arab countries and silver and wood back to the interest Islands of Unguja and Pemba. Pemba is a magical island. Unlike Unguja, Pemba is hilly. Gentle, undulating hills and deep luxuriant valleys are all covered with a dense cover of clove, coconut, mango, different fruits and crop plantation.

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