Pemba Family Safaris, Locations, Accomodation & Travel Itineraries
Why Pemba for a Safari?
Pemba Family Safari Itineraries
Just a one-hour flight from Tanzania's capital, Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island is a wonderful family destination in its own right and a relaxing add-on to your East Africa safari.
Its glorious beaches, mesmerizing blue waters, and diverse marine life provide the tonic to recuperate body and mind. And with few other visitors around, you will mostly have it all to yourself.
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Pemba Family Safari Accommodation
Equally appealing as Zanzibar but with fewer visitors, Pemba is ideally suited to families seeking an island escape without the crowds.
While less-travelled, the island has accommodation for most budgets. Find your piece of paradise at one of a handful of remote beach lodges and resorts which offer friendly, laidback hospitality. If your budget allows, spend a night in Manta Resort's glass-paneled underwater room just off Pemba's north coast equipped with a roof deck for sunbathing and stargazing.
Fun for families on Pemba Island includes water-based activities like diving and snorkeling.
With dive sites suited to beginners, Pemba also has some technical wall dives for more experienced underwater explorers. Manta rays, barracudas and green turtles all add to the kaleidoscope of marine life you can meet here. From the island, you can also set out on dolphin-watching trips, kayak over shallow reefs or take a sunset cruise on a traditional Ngalawa sailboat. Then discover Pemba's terrestrial wildlife with a walk through the Ngezi Forest in pursuit of endemic species like the Pemba flying fox and Pemba scops owl. For a cultural experience, why not take a trip to wander through the ruins of Ras Mkumbuu, where some of Africa's earliest-known Muslim settlements are still well preserved.