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FISHING TOUR EXPERIENCE IN PEMBA WITH AFRICANMECCA

Pemba Island and the 55-kilometer section of the Pemba Channel are possibly the most exhilarating locations for deep sea fishing vacation in Africa. The deep blue waters of the ocean reach depths of over 820 meters, and the environs of the island are incredibly beautiful. Big game fishing around Pemba Island is always conducted in strict compliance with IGFA regulations that do not permit reef fishing. The specialized, custom-built boat you hire will take you out to deeper locations where you can try your luck. You need not be a seasoned angler because your inboard expert skipper will guide all your attempts including assisting the more experienced guests with distinct reeling in techniques and quests of their billfish of choice. On your deep sea fishing trip around Pemba, you will encounter some unique forms of bait they use. For instance, there is the queen fish or as the locals call it, "pandu." Queen fish are typically up to 50 centimeters in length and are actually a tightly compacted fish shaped with silver-greyish coloring on both sides with a large mouth. Other forms of tuna and bonito are also used as alternatives. You also have the option of going on night trolling expeditions by using their usual lures. Your captain will take you around the deeper ends where other techniques such as live baiting, jigging and popping are also used. If your AfricanMecca angling tour in Tanzania is timed properly based on the appropriate seasonal month, you can look forward to biting up to four billfish a day and possibly catch one of them successfully. This is because there are around of six species of the billfish such as broadbill swordfish, spearfish, sailfish, striped marlins, blue marlins and also black marlins swimming in the channel during the peak fishing season, with often reports of multiple fish raises.

Aside from the billfish, AfricanMecca guests can catch yellowfin tuna, wahoo, dorado, kingfish, barracuda, ruby snappers, almaco jacks, tiger and mako sharks and many more. The more intrepid fishermen can try their hand at snagging a giant trevally. The reason Pemba Island is such a grand location for fishing is that a tame warm north current flows through the channel that is ideal for the drawing large numbers of baitfish. Its deep and clear water along with the presence of food attracts many migratory billfish and other residents of the open seas. That is what makes the region an exceptional world-renowned fishing terminus. When on your angling holiday on the Pemba channel, you will learn that the prime season lasts for a good eight months in a year. August through November are the best months for the yellowfin tuna. The billfish season for marlin and sailfish is best from September through March with distinct bills found in varying months. September through December are best times to catch blue and black marlins while December to March are set aside for stripped marlins. Pemba along with fishing in Zanzibar and Mafia have yet another major advantage over other locations, and that is its superb weather conditions with composed seas. Since Pemba Channel is on the sheltered side of the island, it is spared from the strong monsoon winds blowing in from the wide-open Indian Ocean. Another interesting factor is the astoundingly gigantic sized fish that can be raised in these waters. The heaviest weight of a blue marlin on record in Pemba is over 300 kilograms and for a black, over 350 kilograms. Include Pemba Island on your deep sea travel in Eastern Africa and you just might be the record holder like Jim Costello from South Africa for raising fifty-two striped marlins in one hundred and twenty hours only!
WANT TO VISIT ZANZIBAR?
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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.

WHERE TO STAY IN PEMBA
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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.

GUIDE ON PEMBA
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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.

BEST TIME TO VISIT PEMBA
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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.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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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 AND BEACH 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 Selous, Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.

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