The Best Tours & Excursions in Pemba
Ngalawa sunset cruise: Ngalawa is the traditional sailing vessel used by fishermen on the island. Leaving from the beach at around 5:30 pm, you will cruise along the shoreline over the reefs enjoying the sunset, the thrill of the sail and a refreshment.
Vumawimbi beach picnic: Is one of the most stunning stretches of white sand beach in Pemba. This is a short drive away and offers a secluded beach shared only by local fisherman and this makes the trip as an intimate experience.. Here you can enjoy a snorkel and have a picnic lunch.
Ngezi Rainforest tour: The ngezi forest is a protected forest reserve and is home to a variety of endemic bird species, the pemba sunbirds, green pigeon, and scops owl to name a few. It is also home to vervet and black colobus monkeys. The forest ranger will guide you on a 45 min walk through the forest and will point out all the protected fauna and flora.
Sandbank trip: At low tide a coral sandbank protrudes to offer a walk on the purest indian ocean sand around. The perfect beach to relax on surrounded by azure blue waters. This excursion relies heavily on the tides, currents and weather conditions and is not always possible and requires some planning between you and the resort management. A cooler box of fruit and refreshments is brought along. This is a 10 minute boat ride from the resort on the northern most point of Pemba island.
Pemba Spice Farm tour: There is no doubt that Pemba is a spice island once you have visited the spice farm. A fascinating experience as the owner shows you around his farm and informs you of all the secrets that these spices hold. 70 % of the world’s clove harvest comes out of Pemba Island. This excursion takes approx. 2 hours.