Fast facts

Size:988 km2
Location: Tanzania
Scenery / Features: Coral Reefs and Marine life
Wildlife Includes: Marlins, Barracudas, Clown Fish,
turtles, sharks, dolphins and even whales.
Best time to visit: June – October and December – February

A part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, Pemba Island makes an ideal destination for those looking for a quiet holiday away from the hustle and bustle of widely visited tourist destination like Zanzibar.
Pemba is a widely vegetated, secluded island with crystal clear water and white sand beaches situated 80 km northeast of Zanzibar.

The island also boosts an abundant marine life, making it a perfect destination for water sport lovers. From snorkeling, to scuba diving, and exploring the seaweed farms, the island offers a range of water sports and activities for tourists.

Alternatively, tourists can also go on a guided tour, and enjoy the fauna and flora of the widely unexplored island.

The main town, Chake Chake, has a ruined 18th- century fort with a museum. Offshore, Misali Island is home to the Fischer’s turaco, a colourful rare bird.