BEST TIME TO VISIT PEMBA DURING YOUR COASTAL TRAVELS IN EASTERN TANZANIA
Dependent on the seasonal month of travel, the temperatures on Pemba range from the nighttime lows of 20 C (68 F) to 25 C (77 F) to the daytime highs of 28 C (82 F) to 32 C (90 F). Since Pemba has a coastal location south of the equator, monsoon ocean breezes also help to maintain constant temperatures without any extreme climatic variability. These conditions are ideal for swimming, sunbathing, diving, snorkeling, angling and other water activities.
If you were to island tour Pemba with AfricanMecca in the wet seasons, you could experience the monsoon rains bring a renewed freshness to the air. Like the mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, Pemba Island also has two wet seasons. The long rains initiate from March to April and May as dual peak months dusting off by June. The short rainy period is through months of November and December.
While some of the water activities are limited during the wet seasons, it does not rain all day long nor every single continuous day, and on some mornings and afternoons, the skies usually clear and the sun shines through for a few hours with an overcast rebuilding up. The warmer Kaskazi trade winds blowing from the northeast starts around November through March while, the cooler Kusi monsoon winds blow in from the southeast from July to September with little or no rain.
The best times to holiday on Pemba Island 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 that occur around the same time as the peak winters in the northern regions of America and Europe. To escape from the harsh winters, like-minded travelers prefer to spend time in the warmer climes of Eastern Africa.
These ideal tour months see increased visitors on the island because it is also the peak time for wildlife safaris in Tanzania, and many families plan their vacations around their children’s summer school break in America and Europe.
With limited accommodations on Pemba (read more on where to stay), these increased visitors are minimal when compared to Zanzibar. The last two weeks of December are the start of the festive season and discerning travelers like to bond and spend time on vacation with family and friends. If you need further guidance about the specific climatic conditions and destination choice for islands on the Indian Ocean, you could check in with your specialist trip consultant at AfricanMecca Safaris. We can advise you of the beachfront accommodations and activities available on the island as per your requirements and preferences.
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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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PEMBA TOURS & ATTRACTIONS
Pemba offers varied island experiences, from a walking tour of the Ngezi Forest Reserve in search of the Flying Fox Bats to visiting sandbanks, scuba diving and snorkeling at pristine coral reefs to fishing and more.
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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.
What are our Customers saying about us? READ MORE REVIEWS
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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