Flight tickets from Plettenberg Bay to Pemba

Island Pemba Island is a stunning and enchanting island off the coastline of Tanzania, located in the Indian Ocean. Rich in colorful coral reefs and bursting with tropical plants and animals, Pemba Island is a stunning paradise in the East African region. With rolling hills, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, Pemba Island promises to fulfill all of your dream holidays. Come and explore this amazing island and all it has to offer! This text will provide an overview of the history, geography, climate and more of Pemba Island.

Getting to Know Pemba

Pemba is an island and a city off the northeast coast of Tanzania. It is located between the Indian Ocean and the Pemba Channel. Pemba has a population of over 500,000 people and is the second-largest port in the country. Time zone wise, Pemba is in the East Africa Time Zone (EAT), which is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The official language of Pemba is Swahili, and English is widely spoken. Other languages spoken in Pemba include Mahorian, Portuguese and Yao. As for currency, the Pemba Shilling (TZS) is the official currency of the country. The US Dollar is also widely used and accepted.

Climate and Weather

Pemba is a tropical island located in the Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique. It has a humid tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 22 to 34 degrees Celsius (71-93 degrees Farenheit). Rainfall averages about 590 millimetres (23 inches) annually and is spread out throughout the year. The months with the most rain are January, February and March, when thunderstorms and heavy downpours occur due to the humid air coming from the Indian Ocean. Sunny days in the dry season can be quite hot, and temperatures often reach the high 30s Celsius (90s Fahrenheit). The humidity of the air is generally quite high, with 65-90% humidity throughout the year. The best time to visit Pemba is in the dry season, which lasts from April to October. This is when the chances of rain are lower and the air is cooler and more comfortable to enjoy the beaches and other attractions.

Touring Pemba: Airport and Transportation

There is one airport in Pemba called Pemba International Airport (POL). To get from the main airport to downtown in Pemba, you can take a taxi, which usually costs around 15 USD. You can also change money at Pemba Airport, as there are several foreign exchange bureaus located near the departures area.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Pemba

  1. Pemba, off the coast of Tanzania, has a rich culture that dates back to the 16th Century. Its rich Arab-Swahili history is visible in its architecture, customs, and cuisine.
  2. Pemba is known for its traditional seafaring craftsmanship which continues to be practiced to this day. It produces brightly coloured dhows, which are often seen throughout the Indian Ocean.
  3. Pemban cuisine is a unique mix of traditional Tanzanian and African delicacies with Portuguese and Swahili influences. Delicious dishes include spiced fish and Watu Wa Pemba, a type of rice cake

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