About 80 kilometers northeast of Zanzibar Island Pemba is quiet and undeveloped.

It is smaller than Zanzibar Island and has a gentle hilly landscape. It is also more densely vegetated than Zanzibar and has always been seen as a more fertile place. The early Arab sailors called it 'El Huthera', meaning, 'The Green'. Today, more cloves are grown here than on Zanzibar Island


Short History

Pemba Island has been separated from the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar for decades, leaving an untouched and pristine island of great beauty and fertility. The mosaic of forests, swamps, mangroves, hidden beaches and lagoons is scattered with the ruins of mosques and tombs mostly reclaimed by the forest – sites that date back to Arab domination when Pemba Island was seized by the Sultan of Muscat (Oman) in the 17th century. He loved the Spice Islands and established his court in Zanzibar and ruled Muscat from there.



Local culture of Pemba Island

Majority of people in Pemba are farmers and fishers who will give you a friendly welcome, A large proportion of the Zanzibar export earnings comes from cloves. The greatest concentration of clove trees is found on Pemba (3.5 million trees)


Destinations near Pemba Island

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Attractions choices for Pemba Island

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Diving in pemba

Diving off tropical Pemba is among the most spectacular to be found. It is characterized by dramatic clear, blue water drop-offs along with pristine shallow reefs

Pemba Manta Resort

Crafted along an idyllic island beach, The Manta Resort offers privacy, serenity & close encounters with nature & people on Africa's finest island sanctuary.

Coral reef in Pemba

Pemba is home to some of the beautiful coral reef you can find on the planet.come and enjoy with US

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