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
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
Mnemba Private Island 56 miles away
Zanzibar Island 80 miles away
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