Flight tickets from Hoedspruit to Pemba

Island Welcome to Pemba Island! Located off the East African coast, Pemba Island is renowned for its picturesque beaches, tranquil fishing villages, incredible mountain ranges and lush tropical vegetation. With its stunning natural beauty and remote location, Pemba Island is a perfect destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and enjoy some peace and relaxation. The island's rich cultures, colorful people and vibrant religious traditions will leave you enchanted and inspired. Discover Pemba's hidden gems, bathe in its refreshing waters, explore its cavernous jungles, and experience its delicious cuisine - you will not soon forget your time exploring this magical paradise.

Getting to Know Pemba

Pemba is a small island off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. It has a population of more than 529,000 people, most of whom live in rural areas. The main language spoken on the island is Kimwani, with Swahili being widely used too. English is also spoken in some areas. Pemba is in the Eastern Africa Time Zone which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). The local currency used on Pemba is the Tanzanian Shilling.

Climate and Weather

Pemba is a city located on the coast of Tanzania in Africa. It experiences a tropical savanna climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry season lasts from April to October and is characterized by low humidity and minimal rainfall. Average temperatures during the dry season range from 64-86 degrees Fahrenheit (18-30 degrees Celsius). The wet season lasts from November to March and experiences higher humidity with heavier rainfall. Average temperatures during the wet season range from 68-91 degrees Fahrenheit (20-33 degrees Celsius). Typhoons and tropical cyclones are common during the wet season, bringing heavy rains and winds.

Touring Pemba: Airport and Transportation

There is only 1 airport in Pemba, and it is called Pemba International Airport (POL). The airport is located about 9 km from Pemba's downtown area and does not have any public transport, though there are private taxis available to take you downtown for about $7-10 USD. There is no currency exchange at Pemba Airport. However, there are several currency exchange and ATMs in downtown Pemba, so you will be able to get local currency there.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Pemba

  1. Pemba is the second largest island in the Zanzibar archipelago and is known for its layers of rich cultural history, including Swahili, African and Arabian influences
  2. Tourists can explore the centuries-old cobbled streets and architectural wonders of the Stone Town World Heritage Site, traditional mosques, forts, and palaces
  3. Pemba’s blend of cultural traditions is evident in its cuisine, which is a mixture of African, Indian, and Arabic tastes. Take a local cooking class and learn to prepare authentic Zanzibar dishes like coconut chapati and fresh seafood

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