Pemba Island Holidays: 6-Day Sample Beach Extension

Pemba Island is known as the „Green Island“ due to its dense tropical vegetation and lush rainforest. It is also referred to as „Clove Island“ as it is the world’s main exporter of cloves. The island is surrounded by countless small, partly uninhabited offshore-islands which provide ideal conditions for diving, snorkeling and sunbathing. Pemba has so far been spared from the waves of mass tourism – this is partly because those travelers looking for relaxated beach stay should have an appropriate budget. Sounds like your ideal Pemba Island Holidays destination?

Tour Style

> private beach extension

Tour Duration

> 6 days, 5 nights (start: day of your choice)


> quiet & authentic beach vacation away from hustle
> accommodations with character and Swahili charm
> ighlight for snorkelers or divers – especially with challenges
> adventurous travelers: who don’t fancy white-powdered beaches

Beach Getaway

> Pembia Island
> offshore island – opposite Tanga
> reachable by small aircraft plane
> size: 984 km²
> capital: Chake Chake


> Kayaking
> Snorkeling & Diving
> Boat trips to sandbanks in traditional dhows
> Cultural tours to ancient ruins and fishing villages

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As an adventurous European travel is in my blood! Tanzania is a fascinating country with so much to explore! It’s a pleasure to share my insider knowledge and offer first-hand advise. I take the time to listen to your ideas and create a unique safari & beach adventure out of these – tailored to your indivudal requirements and designed just for you!

Not sure if Pemba Island is the right beach destination for you? You have questions or missing any informations? Don’t worry we are here to assist!

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Let me show you my stunning home country and discover the true Tanzania – authentic and first-hand with a native at your side! As a Tanzanian myself, I am intimately familiar with the local conditions. With my years of experience and my passion for Tanzania, I will happily design an itinerary based on your travel interests.

You have any questions about Pemba Island or wonder what to do there? Get in touch for a first chat to discuss your requirements!

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day - Welcome to Pemba Island

Arrival in Pemba Island by a light aircraft plane (usually a Cessna with 12-seats). After you have collected your luggage, you will be met by your transfer driver outside the terminal. Transfer to your beach resort (driving distance depending on your overnight choice between 15 minutes to 1 hour). Enjoy a welcome dinner and a relaxing evening at your beach resort.

Day 2 - 5: Relaxtion at the beach or Diving

Unwind and relax on the shores of Pemba Island. Pemba has various beaches and overnight options – each with their own personality. While planning, we will find the ideal spot to meet your needs! Depending on your location, you might option to explore the Indian Ocean on a snorkel or dive adventure off-the-shore; head out on a cultural excursion to lear more about the „Clove Island“; or simply relax and enjoy life on the beach.

The dive sites around Pemba Island are spectacular. The deep Pemba channel rises dramatically towards the island’s west coast with many incredible and healthy reefs plus an exceptional visibility. Due to the strong currents, most diving sides are however ideal for advanced divers only. However, there are also a few options for snorkelers and diving beginners.

If you need a day outside of the water, then venture out on an island excursion tour and visit in the far north-eastern tip of Pemba the ancient Ngezi rainforest. There are two nature trails through the forest. The Joshi Trail takes roughly 1-hour and is ideal for spotting various birds, red colobus monkeys and if you are lucky even the Pemba flying foxes – usually spotted in the early mornings and late afternoons. A longer option is the Taufiki Trail which heads north through the forest and ends at Vumawimbi Beach – depending on your fitness level a 3- to 4-hour walk. You can option to retrace your steps back through the forest, walk back through the villages bordering the reserve, or be picked-up proceeding to the Ngezi Lighthouse at Ras Kigomasha.

Your excursion to the Ngezi rainforest is best combined with a Spice Farm Visit. Did you know that Pemba Island is still the predominant global producer of cloves yielding around 70% of all the world’s cloves?

You should definitley add a Sunset Cruise in a traditional sailing vessel – called Ngalawa, to your holiday adventure! Leaving from the beach at around 5:00 pm, you will set sail and cruise along the shoreline over the reefs enjoying the sunset with a bottle of bubbly! If you are super lucky you might even spot dolphins or humpback whales on your sail trip!

Day 6: Departure Day - Flight to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

Transfer to the airport for your light aircraft plane back to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar – depending on your international outbound flight.

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Activities & Daytrips

Maybe relaxing and sunbathing at the beach sounds a bit boring? Pemba Island has lots of activities to offer: for water enthusiasts and travelers interested in ancient ruins. Check out our favorite ones here!

Overnight Options

Scroll through our selection of beach resorts on Pemba Island – each personally visited and reviewed! Depending on your travel preferences and budget, we will recommend the perfect accommodation stay for you!

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