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Kiwengwa, Zanzibar, Chole Bay, Mafia Island, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Bwejuu, Zanzibar, Lake Manyara, Tanzania, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Ruaha National Park, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Jambiani, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Nungwi, Zanzibar, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park
Pemba Island North of Tanzania’s exotic coastal island Zanzibar epitomises an island lifestyle. The sweet smell of cloves drifts through the air and follows you wherever you go as the island is dominated by millions of clove trees. Gentle undulating hills and deep lush valleys are covered with clove, coconut and mango plantations and is a huge lure for traditional spiritual and physical healers. Secluded and saturated in raw natural beauty, Pemba Island is an idyllic getaway for the islander at heart as it is breathtaking in its simplicity.
The relaxed lifestyle, pristine beaches and superb scuba diving opportunity is the main attraction to the island and holiday makers can unwind at the intimate beach lodges and luxurious resorts while absorbing the spectacular surroundings. Enjoy scrumptious seafood cuisine complimented by the awe-inspiring romantic setting which is such a perfect hideaway for the honeymoon couple. Local markets and shops are basic and modest in Pemba but that is what lends it that special appeal. Generally the only places to eat out are at the local stalls or at the lodgings.
Pemba oozes a mystical aura almost as if it is a well kept secret and is devoid of the usual crowds yet the locals are very friendly and like to converse with tourists when they visit the local stalls in town. Attend a local bullfight or partake in dolphin watching and fishing excursions, hike the verdant forests harbouring abounding plant, bird and animal life or just take a leisurely bike ride to explore the natural beauty of Pemba Island. Discover the fascinating undersea world scuba diving and snorkelling the reefs, or if you feel like a bit of sight-seeing away from the glorious beaches why not go onshore and visit the clove harvesting plantations, the ruins in Ras Mkumbuu and Pujini or browse the vibrant markets in historic Stone Town.
Timelessly captured in Mother Nature’s splendour, Pemba Island is spellbinding; it a place where you can kick back and feel the sand between your toes while the Indian Ocean breezes caress your cheeks with a hint of aromatic kisses; pure paradise.