Pemba Island Holidays

If you’re seeking untouched shores, stretches of white sand beach and idyllic turquoise lagoons, Pemba Island is the secluded paradise hideaway you’ve been searching for.

Offering a completely new perspective to Africa, head To Pemba Island for unrivalled diving among some of the world’s best coral reefs; ancient ruins and heritage sites that offer a glimpse into Tanzania’s past; and, once you’ve soaked up the culture, hit the beautiful beaches for endless relaxation – home will feel a million miles away.

For a complete contrast, you might opt to twin your stay on Pemba Island with mainland Tanzania, home to Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park, or head to Zanzibar for even more barefoot luxury. 

Destination Highlights
  • A secluded haven of tranquility for barefoot luxury
  • Exceptional dive sites with thriving coral reefs to discover
  • Relax and unwind on pristine white sand beaches
  • Explore inland tropical forests

Time Zone

GMT +3

Flight Time

Approx. 12-15 hours. Accessible from Zanzibar, which is served by Kenya Airways via Nairobi and then onward on a small domestic aircraft to Pemba Island.

Currency

Tanzanian shilling (TZS)

Visa Information

British citizens will be required to purchase a visa for travel to Pemba Island on arrival.

Language

English is widely spoken.

Health Information

Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Pemba Island.
  • Exploring the ocean

    Pemba Island offers crystal clear waters, an abundance of aquatic wildlife – from lionfish to sea turtles – and colourful reefs, taking the diving and snorkelling here to another level.

  • Discover Pemba Island's mangroves

    Borrow a canoe or kayak and take time to paddle through the tranquil turquoise waters surrounding Pemba Island, exploring the mangrove forests as you go – you might even be lucky enough to spot a dolphin on your voyage.

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