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PEMBA SNORKELING TOUR

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SNORKELING TOUR EXPERIENCE IN PEMBA WITH AFRICANMECCA

The magnificent snorkeling sites around this pristine island are such that you do not need specialized training to explore this incredible marine world while vacationing on Pemba (read more on why you should visit it). Depending on your travel month, the temperature of the water remains between 75-94 F (24-29 C) making it ideal for snorkeling in addition to its clear quality that allows sunlight to reach deeper depths. The light filtering through the water lends an ethereal ambience to the vibrant colors of the living coral and their many inhabitants. An expert snorkel instructor or divemaster will guide AfricanMecca guests through the rudiments of snorkeling or particular tips you must follow while exploring the reefs. There are many snorkel and dive sites around Pemba Island that you can explore while on your tour of Eastern Africa. The Shimba Hills is a tranquil underwater valley that extends to a depth of 12 meters and abounds with rousing creatures that have intriguing names like red tooth triggerfish, red sea sweetlips, fusiliers, anthias to name a few. You could also try the Scorpions Secret, a reef that has depths ranging from 5 to 18 meters and is known for the light currents than run through it. You will enjoy identifying giant frogfish, leaffish, lionfish and many more as they try to hide or camouflage among the coral.

Snorkeling at varied reefs on different days is another unique experience that you can have on your trip to Pemba Island. House Reef close to Manta Resort is set at the depth of 5 meters, offering a stretch of plain sand surrounded by many coral bommies. Look for octopus, large eye squid, nudibranchs, a kind of sea slugs and many other colorful tropical fish. If you were to take a 30-45 minute boat ride south from the northern tip of the island, you would reach the Njao Gap that falls between Pemba and Njao islands. There are varied snorkeling and diving sites here that range from 5 to 40 meters with wavering landscapes like coral gardens, hills and straight walls with both hard and soft corals. You could sight many fascinating marine creatures like dogtooth tuna, giant trevally, napoleon wrasse, titan triggerfish, green turtles and many more. The Fundu Gap with its prime snorkeling sites lying between Njao and Fundu islands are a must visit on your snorkeling excursion in Tanzania. The Gap is located on the southern side of Njao Island and can be reached with a boat ride of an hour from the northern tip. The reefs here also lie at depths of 5 to 40 meters and the waters allow for excellent visibility. You may spot eagle rays here. These are only some of the fascinating experiences of your aquatic holiday to Pemba Island. Contact your specialist tour consultant at AfricanMecca Safaris for more information of the breathtakingly beautiful marine world around Pemba, Zanzibar and Mafia.
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 & 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 Selous, Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.

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