Pemba Island

Forming part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, Pemba is a 30 minutes’ flight to the north of Zanzibar Island and though comparable in size, it is less developed.

Why visit Pemba Island?

Traditionally part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, Pemba is rapidly becoming a unique destination in its own right. For centuries, Pemba’s clove plantations and spice fields provided the Omani Sultanate in Zanzibar with money for trade and military dominance over the surrounding areas.

To this day, the island is still a major spice producer in the archipelago. VThe key attraction of Pemba’s coastline, dotted with desert islands and coconut  palms, is some of the best diving in the Indian Ocean. The Pemba Channel drops off steeply off the west coast and the diverse species of marine life and coral are exceptional.




A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever vaccination required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 3 Hours

Flight Time

11.5 Hours Indirect


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