(Pemba Island, known
as "The Green Island" in Arabic is an island
forming part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, lying off
the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is
situated about 50 kilometres to the north of Zanzibar.)
Island near Zanzibar
Sandy beaches of Pemba
at Pemba Island
Island (80 Kilometers Northeast of
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known as 'Al Jazeera Al Khadra' (the green island,
in Arabic) is an island forming part of the Zanzibar
archipelago, lying off the east coast of Africa in
the Indian Ocean. It is situated about 50 kilometres
to the north of the island of Zanzibar.
is a smaller island to the north-east of Zanzibar,
and directly east of Tanga on the mainland. Pemba
Island receives few visitors, and as a result it has
changed very little over the last decade, while Zanzibar's
tourist industry has boomed. It's a great destination
for travelers who want to get away from the tourist
buzz and are happy with simple living.
forests cover Pemba Island's rolling landscape, along
with plantations that collectively produce more cloves
than Zanzibar. A number of interesting ruins from
the Shirazi era can be found here, as well as some
lovely beaches that offer superb diving conditions.
Traditional bullfights, a throwback to the Portuguese
era, are sometimes held on Pemba.
Island is also known as a centre for witchcraft and
traditional medicine. Local travelers come from all
over Tanzania (even Uganda and Zaire) to consult local
capital, Chake Chake, is also its
largest town. It contains a post office, a hospital,
and a bank that will exchange traveler's cheques.
has been famous for region industrial fishing, game
fishing scuba diving and beach with solitary stretches
of pristine white local sand. While In Pemba Island
you should not miss to visit spice farms where you
can have chance to see varieties of spice such as
lemon grass, vetiver, sweet basil, cinnamon leaves,
eucalyptus, ylang ylang, cloves, nutmeg and the likes.
will also visit the main distillery factor where you
will get explanation on how essential oil has been
distilled by both steam and hydro-distillation.
attractions are the surrounding coral reefs, the islands
are surrounded by unspoiled coral reefs, and are becoming
famous for the spectacular sun and sea adventure scuba
diving and snorkeling. For much of its history, Pemba
has been overshadowed by Zanzibar Island, its larger
and more politically powerful neighbor to the south.
Island Tours & Safaris
& Reservations for Pemba Island is situated about
50 kilometres to the north of Zanzibar - Tanzania
Office Tel: + 254 (0)