Flight tickets from Upington to Pemba

Island Welcome to Pemba Island, a stunning paradise off the coast of Tanzania that is the perfect destination for any traveler looking to submerge themselves in nature and culture. Pemba Island is the second largest of the three main islands that make up the Zanzibar archipelago. This small, tropical destination is a place of beauty characterized by pristine white beaches, towering coconut palms, azure waters, and lush green forests. Enjoy the breathtaking views, tranquil crystal-clear waters, and rich cultural heritage that makes this place special. Take a dive into the world below the surface, go on safari and discover the unique wildlife, or relax on the beach and soak up the endless sunshine. Pemba Island offers something for everyone and it’s waiting for you to explore.

Getting to Know Pemba

Pemba is an island located off the coast of mainland Tanzania, in the Indian Ocean. It has a population of around 650,000 people, predominantly from the Makonde tribe, though there are also a range of other ethnicities present in the population. The official language of Pemba is Swahili, though English and Portuguese are also spoken in parts of the island. Pemba lies in the Eastern Africa Time Zone, and uses the East African Shilling as its currency. The official unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling, however US dollars are also accepted in some areas. Pemba is a beautiful tropical paradise, with a rich culture and warm, friendly people. With its stunning beaches, lush rainforest and rich history, it is a great destination for travelers seeking an authentic, off-the-beaten-track experience.

Climate and Weather

Pemba is a small island located off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. It has a tropical climate due to its location near the equator. It experiences hot temperatures all year round with two distinct rainy seasons. The main rainy season is during the months of October to April while the second season runs from May to September. During this time, the climate can be humid and wet with temperatures averaging between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. The majority of rain usually falls between December and April, when there is monsoon activity in the Indian Ocean region. There is also a dry season from July to September, but it still experiences some rainfall. The rainy season brings with it powerful storms, including tropical cyclones and hurricanes. These can be dangerous and can cause flooding and destruction to the area. Sea temperatures remain warm throughout the year, ranging from 22 to 28 degrees Celsius, making it a great destination for those looking for a tropical experience by the sea.

Touring Pemba: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Pemba: Pemba International Airport and Pemba Airport. It costs around $15 USD to take a 15 minute taxi ride from the main airport to downtown Pemba. There are no money exchange facilities at Pemba airport so it is advised to have a sufficient amount of cash in the local currency (Mozambique Metical) before you arrive.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Pemba

  1. Pemba is an island off the coast of Tanzania, which is steeped in a rich culture and history. Traditional Swahili culture and Islam are two major cultural influences in the region.
  2. There are many historical points of interest such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, and other traditional villages and archaeological sites.
  3. Pemba is also known for its diverse range of tropical flora and fauna, beautiful landscape, and crystal clear waters

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