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Pemba Island

W, Tanzania
+255 774 338 145
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Pemba is the real deal, it has everything the main island has but it’s greener, cheaper and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Neil M
via mobile
Connecting with Nature

When you want to enjoy peace and quiet . Fresh weather. Connect with a green environment. Pemba is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hawa N
via mobile
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W, Tanzania
+255 774 338 145
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pemba is the real deal, it has everything the main island has but it’s greener, cheaper and friendlier Great beaches, flying foxes, spice farms and cloves everywhere Not so touristy but it’s all there, only thing that stopped it being perfect for us was it...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you want to enjoy peace and quiet . Fresh weather. Connect with a green environment. Pemba is what you need. The locals are decent.

Thank Hawa N
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Spent a wonderful three days on Pemba Island.People so friendly and kind.Visited friends and enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank pat15kelly
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Trees and trees and village life as it was 50 years ago, simplicity that is rare, smiles galore, fresh air, and beach life as you dream it

Thank Mwambao
Reviewed 5 June 2017

What a dream come true! There is something about being so secluded, in a way it's a risk to the modern mind... :) The risk was all worth it! I had my trip's "moment", when we arrived in the bay of Pemba island on the...More

1  Thank Isolde B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A lesser known part of the Zanzibar archipelago, Pemba island is simply incredible! Mangrove beaches, incredible diving and snorkeling, beautiful resorts! I strongly suggest to anyone who wants to explore the sea in Tanzania to travel to Pemba, which is easily reachable with a 40...More

Thank Beppe V
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Much less frequented than Zanzibar,turcoise water and so isolated. If you look for peace and quiet this is the place for you.

3  Thank LoveSun50
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Amazing island to discover the Swahili culture and incredible beaches and nature. Different than Zanzibar (Unguja), Pemba is full of hills and rivers. Enjoy!

1  Thank Andrea G
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...More

1  Thank Luby1986
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...More

2  Thank arushan73
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2 September 2017|
Response from pat15kelly | Reviewed this property |
At all time we felt very safe in Zanzibar and on Pemba.
13 November 2016|
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Response from NASSOR H | Reviewed this property |
Please contact to this guy(Pemban) cellphone number +255 777 43 73 97.
11 November 2016|
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Response from NASSOR H | Reviewed this property |
please contact to this taxi driver( Pemban) +255 777 437397.