The 8 Best Things to Do in Pemba Island, Tanzania

August 9, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Discover the best top things to do in Pemba Island, Tanzania including Pemba Island, Misali island, Pemba Flying Fox Forest, Vumawimbi Beach, Ngezi Forest Reserve, Kigomasha Peninsula, Ndagoni Ruins at Ras Mkumbuu, Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village..

1. Pemba Island

W, Tanzania +255 22 266 4878
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5 based on 119 reviews

Pemba Island

Reviewed By Christophe D - Paris, France

After 2 weeks on Zanzibar Island, we have explored Pemba Island
Coming by plan coastal aviation and arrived at Chake Chake, we went to north west coast
Crossing this green island with a farmer landscape, wonderful Valleys, forest / Classified UNESCO , clean and large Beaches, welcoming local people
Explore Pemba Island and escape massive tourism
Great capacity to meet authentic local people and to share real Life moments
Spice Islands too with farms
ThankS to all actors working in Pemba Island and permitting to travel in positive behaviour and respecting values
Don't hesitate
Pemba is again virgin of tourism impact
Truly

2. Misali island

Misali Island | West of Chakechake, Tanzania +255 24 245 4101
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Misali island

Reviewed By Studd2710 - Greater London, United Kingdom

No inhabitants except a fishing ranger and lots of wildlife but great diving from Fundoo Lagoon. Avoid the coconut crabs and keep the food safe from the monkeys and you will not go wrong here

3. Pemba Flying Fox Forest

Wete, Tanzania
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Pemba Flying Fox Forest

Reviewed By Frank L - Luxembourg

It´s amazing seing hundreds and hundreds of these species hanging on the trees sleeping during daytime, but as stunning to see them fly around as they have a wing span of up to 1,60 m!!! A must see!

4. Vumawimbi Beach

Tanzania
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Vumawimbi Beach

Reviewed By Sa q - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

many will argue with me here but a visit to Vumawimbi Beach in North Pemba myself was astonished, firtly the difference between Pemba and Unguja(So famously known Zanzibar ) is that Pemba is A REAL island not connected to Africa continent ,while Unguja is just an underwater extension of African continent ,second Nungwi beach has crystal clear water because of most corals and stones that was removed from its beach, but Vumawimbi on the other hand is naturally crystal clear beach ,few tourist know of this natural beach so far from busy life of city .Best way to get here is from Mkoani Port or Chakechake airport is to hire private car ,although public buses are available but will take forever for you to reach there as from 4pm almost all public buses are closing , start your trip early 7am to there,my best advice.hope you enjoy and watch out for many jelly fish in the beach

5. Ngezi Forest Reserve

North of the Island above Konde town, Tanzania
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4 based on 14 reviews

Ngezi Forest Reserve

Reviewed By MODAYIL - Kochi (Cochin), India

On way to Manta Resort, you pass through this reserve forest. You can see many many varieties of wild trees and other vegetation. No wild animals were seen although there are a few. The forest trees are so tall and robust. This is a paradise for a botanist. There are no human settlement in the reserve forest area

6. Kigomasha Peninsula

Tanzania +255 778 709 632
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Kigomasha Peninsula

This idyllic peninsula is a picture-perfect paradise of white sand and crystal-clear azure water.

Reviewed By NASSOR H

This attraction is available at the north tip of Pemba Island,it is a long tower that used for directing for colonial sea vessels from Abroad ( america, Europe ,India and middle East passing there to east Africa and south, indicator shows the sign of the tides for the cargo ship staff .it is 115 years now since built, tourist like to visit there, it is protected area so you suppose to pay 6,000Tshs for entrance fees.

7. Ndagoni Ruins at Ras Mkumbuu

West of Chakechake, Tanzania
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Ndagoni Ruins at Ras Mkumbuu

Reviewed By Breeanna E

It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to get from Chake-Chake to the ruins at Ras Mkumbuu due to the road conditions. Although it is only 20km, the road along the peninsula gets increasingly less like a road or more like a path as you drive on. Your best option is to get a taxi from the city to the site, which should cost around 60,000-70,000 shillings. The taxi driver will take you to the ruins, wait for you during your tour, and then return you back to town. The entrance cost is 5 USD for non-residents, 3 USD for students. There is an employee of the ruins who should collect the fee and be your guide, though they are not always present and they do not always speak English. Be sure you get a receipt. The ruins themselves are some of the better quality ruins in Pemba and are indicative of Pemba's urban past despite its rural present. On site, you can see the ruins of a supposed 11th century mosque, which is quite stunning, several elaborate graves, and the old chief's house. There are many more ruins nearby but they are mostly covered by trees and plants due to neglect. The ruins are located right along the coast so I suggest bringing a lunch, eating it on the beautiful secluded beach, and then visiting the ruins. It is a rarely visited site so it is an opportunity to do some pre-visit research to really appreciate the value of seeing the sight in person.

8. Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village.

East of Chake-Chake, Tanzania
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Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village.

Reviewed By Suly A

A lot to see when you go there, East of Chake-Chake one can find the Mkama Ndume ruins at Pujini village (south of the airport) within easy reach by road from Chake-Chake. This is the only known early fortification on the whole Swahili Coast; it is dated to the fifteenth century

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