AUTHENTIC TOURS & PERSONALIZED EXCURSIONS AROUND PEMBA WITH AFRICANMECCA
As you disembark from your boat on the seashore, you will land on soft, white sands that sink below your feet. Make your way to the inner sections of the island via a vehicle or sometimes on foot where your AfricanMecca assigned guide will meet you to show you around the island natural hotspots and its many delights.
During your day excursion of Pemba Island, begin your exploration by a walking tour of the Ngezi Forest Reserve, a lush green expanse with deep valleys and steep inclines. Look for the endemic Flying Fox Bats of Pemba that have wingspans of 1.60 meters and its faces resembles its given name. They are typically found roosting in numbers of 850 bats in a single location. You could also see red colobus and vervet monkeys and a host of bird species like African goshawk, palm-nut vulture, malachite kingfisher, Pemba white-eye, scops owl and more.
Take a step back in a time long gone while on your trip of Eastern Africa, visit the fortress at Mkama Ndume. Its collection of historical buildings indicates Portuguese, Arab and Swahili architectural trends. You could also tour the 18th-century ruins at Chwaka, which was perhaps the capital of the island around that time and ruled by the Mazrui clan whose tombs can be still seen today.
Also, visit the present day capital of Pemba at Chake Chake that is located close to Chwaka. This nook of Pemba is possibly the only place where you might find some vigorous island activity amidst local taxis, dala-dalas and ox-wagons. If you would like to taste the outlandish fruits of Pemba, check out the local bazaars with their offerings of local fruit and fresh seafood caught the same day from the ocean's bounty. Try your hand at catching fish yourself by going on a deep sea angling expedition in a dhow or motorized boat. Enjoy pitching your wits against stalwarts like swordfish, barracuda, spearfish, giant trevally, sailfish, marlin, tuna, wahoo or many more.
For those who prefer an underwater safari, you could snorkel or dive at the pristine coral reefs to watch magnificent sea life creatures in their natural environs. PADI diving courses can also be organized via your AfricanMecca trip planner. A tour of the famed spice farms and a walk to the lighthouse are a complete must while traveling in Pemba.
When the tide is low and current and weather conditions allowing, you could go for a walk on the sandbank where you will see the stunning sands offset by the clear turquoise waters of the ocean. Or view the island from aboard a handcrafted mango wood dhow on a sailing ride. Alternatively, enjoy stunning vistas over the ocean on the traditional fishermen Ngalawa boat as the setting evening sun bathes the ocean in awesome colors of rich gold.
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WANT TO VISIT ZANZIBAR?
An exquisite Indian Ocean jewel, off the east coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar or the Spice Island is a laid-back little settlement where history whispers and pristine beaches sooth your mind, body and soul.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PEMBA
There are two main accommodations on the island. Fundu Lagoon affords a personalized and intimate boutique experience while Manta Resort is most suited to the travelers who are more restricted on their budget.
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GUIDE ON PEMBA
Dubbed as the Green Isle or El Huthera by early Omani sailors, Pemba Island is a beautiful, verdant East African jewel set in the shimmering romantic azure of the Indian Ocean unspoiled by modern civilization.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT PEMBA
The best times to holiday on Pemba are its cool-dry seasonal months from July to October which typically sees temperate weather conditions and also the humid-hot dry seasonal months of January and February.
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The Fundu Lagoon Resort at Pemba was outstanding. All personnel there care and deliver great service. Beach dinner experiences and superb variations of meal menus plus changes of venue for dinners were wonderful.
Viv & Kirsty Turner - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Jambo Altaf, We did enjoy the Manta Reef Lodge in Pemba. People were very friendly, food very good with lots of variety lunch & dinner. Diving was well organized, professional people and good infrastructure.
Michela Casaldi & Jason Haynes - Newbury, United Kingdom
AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
Noorin & Jason Nelson - Maryland, United States
Greetings to you and our most fervent thanks for a wonderful trip of Kenya, Zanzibar, South Africa & Victoria Falls. Everything went very well. This was truly a perfect vacation. Thank you so much for all your arrangements.
Adrienne & Barrie Carter - Canada
We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
Ras Nungwi was a beautiful property, the pristine white beach not more than forty feet from our lovely room, the Indian Ocean sublime. Raza, it was the vacation of a lifetime, again, thanks so much.
Jamie Davis & Liudmila Kondakova - California, United States
Dear Raza, I want to thank you for being the very best travel partner to design and arrange our spectacular trip to Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. I have already recommended you to several of my friends and colleagues.
Pat Bernard, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Novell Corp - New Hampshire United States
EAST AFRICA SAFARI & BEACH BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR PEMBA IN EASTERN TANZANIA
When beach vacationing in Pemba, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Pemba Island attractions and tour activities after your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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