Pemba Island

Pemba Island is a beautiful hideaway for beach holiday lovers, it’s an island within Zanzibar Archipelago, at the northern coastline. Here you can just choose to relax on the beach and enjoy the various Spa treats on offer or engage yourself in various water sports available. A great place for private and secluded beach holidays.

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 Pemba Island Beach Holiday, tour, attractions and hotels

Pemba Island

Pemba Island is situated about 40 km north of Zanzibar Island and 67Km from the mainland; it has a surface area of about 985Km2 and is the second largest after Zanzibar. It is less populated and developed compared to Zanzibar; it’s a beautiful Island with top snorkeling and diving sites, it has shallow coral lagoons that drop off to spectacular depths supporting a vast range of marine life, a great place for snorkeling, diving, fishing vacations and private beach holidays.

Major Attractions and Activities

  • Perfect relaxation spots along the white sandy beaches.
  • Diving, snorkeling, Sailing and fishing trips.
  • Cultural and historical  Tour
  • Visit Chake Chake and Pemba's museum
  • The Dolphin Tour; explore the island to watch and swim with dolphins.
  • Visit the Kidike sanctuary to see the flying foxes
  • Explore Vumawimbi beach and Ngezi forest
  • Visit the island's archaeological sites

Best time for a Beach Holiday?

Generally the Tanzanian coastal region is consider to be warm throughout the year; December to April are said to be the hottest period with an average temperature of 31°C, July and August are cooler with an average temperature of 25°C, the long rains are in April through to May and short rains in December.

Getting there

The easiest and quickest way to get to Pemba Island is flying to Pemba airport, or flying to Dar es Salaam / Zanzibar and taking a speed boat to Pemba Island. There are scheduled flights from Das es Salaam, Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport to Pemba Island. Other options will be fly from Nairobi (Wilson airport) and Moi international airport in Kenya.

By road from Arusha or other regions in Tanzania, it would include driving all the way to Dar es Salaam, then take a ferry to cross over to Pemba Island; the ferry takes roughly 90 minutes to 3½ hours depending with the boat you choose, and then driving to your destination. By road its adventurous but tiring, it’s strongly advisable to fly unless you want to experience the beautiful landscapes along the way.

Booking your Pemba Beach Holiday

Feel free to check out our sample Pemba beach holiday packages above or Contact Us to tailor make your own personalized holiday.

Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Zanzibar Beach Holiday

This is a five days beach holiday at Zanzibar Island that focuses on beach activities and Island excursions; Major activities include total beach relaxation, stone-town and Spice tour, sailing trips to Prison Island and Jozani Forest; it’s a great packages for guest who love mixing beach vacation with

Tour Cost From

$ 1,615

Booking Details

Beach Sporting Holiday

Beach Sporting Holiday

Beach Sporting Holiday

This a five days diving, snorkeling and beach vacation at Pemba Island in Tanzania; this packages is centered on beach sporting activities while staying at Fundu Lagon beach resort southwest of Pemba Island, a great package for people who love snorkeling, diving and beach excursions.

Tour Cost From

$ 1,615

Booking Details

Family Beach Holiday

 Family Beach Holiday

Family Beach Holiday

This is a 7 days family beach holiday at Zanzibar Island and Pemba Island; this family package combines a few family beach activities, relaxation and Island excursion as well as staying in nice secluded beach family villas and hotels, it’s a great package for families and small groups.

Tour Cost From

$ 1,815

Booking Details

Zanzibar Beach Honeymoon

Zanzibar Beach Honeymoon

Zanzibar Beach Honeymoon

Zanzibar is an ideal retreat for honeymooners and can be used to set up a perfect family foundation; it’s full of special surprises and romantic venues just perfect for two loved once; this 8 days beach honeymoon package, combines beach relaxation, a bit of beach excursions and a

Tour Cost From

$ 2,215

Booking Details

Pemba Island Hotels

In Pemba Island, there is a wide range of accommodation; from the Luxury 5 star beach hotels, Lodges and Villas to budget Camps and Hostels. Whether you are on a Beach holiday, business trip or a combined beach and safari holiday; there is accommodation for you. Check out some of our recommended hotels below or contact one of our holiday experts to find you accommodation that suits you.


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