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Pemba Island Zanzibar, Tanzania

(Pemba Island, known as "The Green Island" in Arabic is an island forming part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, lying off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is situated about 50 kilometres to the north of Zanzibar.)

 

 

Pemba Island

Pemba Island near Zanzibar

White Sandy beaches of Pemba Island, Tanzania

White Sandy beaches of Pemba

Recreational activity while at Pemba Island

Activity at Pemba Island


 

Pemba Island (80 Kilometers Northeast of Zanzibar Island)

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Pemba Island is known as 'Al Jazeera Al Khadra' (the green island, in Arabic) is an island forming part of the Zanzibar archipelago, lying off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is situated about 50 kilometres to the north of the island of Zanzibar.

 

Pemba Island is a smaller island to the north-east of Zanzibar, and directly east of Tanga on the mainland. Pemba Island receives few visitors, and as a result it has changed very little over the last decade, while Zanzibar's tourist industry has boomed. It's a great destination for travelers who want to get away from the tourist buzz and are happy with simple living.

 

Natural forests cover Pemba Island's rolling landscape, along with plantations that collectively produce more cloves than Zanzibar. A number of interesting ruins from the Shirazi era can be found here, as well as some lovely beaches that offer superb diving conditions. Traditional bullfights, a throwback to the Portuguese era, are sometimes held on Pemba.

 

Pemba Island is also known as a centre for witchcraft and traditional medicine. Local travelers come from all over Tanzania (even Uganda and Zaire) to consult local traditional healers.

 

Pemba's capital, Chake Chake, is also its largest town. It contains a post office, a hospital, and a bank that will exchange traveler's cheques.

 

It has been famous for region industrial fishing, game fishing scuba diving and beach with solitary stretches of pristine white local sand. While In Pemba Island you should not miss to visit spice farms where you can have chance to see varieties of spice such as lemon grass, vetiver, sweet basil, cinnamon leaves, eucalyptus, ylang ylang, cloves, nutmeg and the likes.

 

You will also visit the main distillery factor where you will get explanation on how essential oil has been distilled by both steam and hydro-distillation.

 

Pemba Island main attractions are the surrounding coral reefs, the islands are surrounded by unspoiled coral reefs, and are becoming famous for the spectacular sun and sea adventure scuba diving and snorkeling. For much of its history, Pemba has been overshadowed by Zanzibar Island, its larger and more politically powerful neighbor to the south.

 

 

 

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Booking & Reservations for Pemba Island is situated about 50 kilometres to the north of Zanzibar - Tanzania Contact:

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : 0721-242-711

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


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