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Pemba Island

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Address: Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 774 338 145
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Forgotten Eden

I went to Pemba to actually visit relatives expecting to be in a very backward place full of infrastructure problems. I was pleasantly surprised with the good road network, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Pemba is a lovely place to visit but beware! Bring your own entertainment.. There isn't much to do except relax and sit back. There is no or horrible wifi at the hotels on the island. On the other hand families can bond better. Loads of mosquitos and lizards :-/

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Arusha
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I went to Pemba to actually visit relatives expecting to be in a very backward place full of infrastructure problems. I was pleasantly surprised with the good road network, the extensive electricity coverage of the Island and the water supply projects. But what so great to see was the people, the culture. Warm and happy. They also do utilise their... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

By far the more beautiful of the two islands that make up Zanzibar - not visited very much by tourists and not yet spoilt by package tourism (let's hope it never happens - and instead more sensible tourism development happens).

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A very lush green hilly unspoiled Island sorrounded by Indian Ocean.The best time to see the Island from the Ariel view is when you land by the Aeroplane it's amazing .The Island is unspoiled with the forest well preserved and a lot of trees which are comon only in Pemba.The smell of cloves is every where as it the seasons... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Paradise on earth - absolute peace and tranquility. Beautiful. Lovely island, lovely ocean, lovely people.

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Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

nature at ist best. no News, no shoes. no Party. Zanzibar, Pemba Island, Mafia Island, Fanjove .... a perfect roundtrip. go fo it. it´s really worth it.

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Pisa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

....paradise on hearth........if you really need to escape stress and confusion for a while this is the perfect place to come...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I flew to Pemba hoping to experience a less touristy island experience than that on Inguga. I stayed in a B&B in the northern part of the island (Wete). They arranged a day trip by launch out to Masali Island, including shore lunch of fresh caught fish, fruit, salad! Fantastic. Beautiful beaches, forest to hike in, cool caves-a great excursion... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Pemba is less touristic than the main island of Zanzibar, yet has beautiful beaches, coral reefs and exotic fishes in the sea, rainforest on the land, and small traditional villages

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Unlike its busy neighbour Zanzibar this island still remains fresh and predominantly agricultural. Sweeping hills of cloves and rice. Off the beaten track, calm and rural. Lets hope the hotel chains do not spoil it.

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