Route: Dar es Salaam to Pemba
Pemba Island is located about 80 km northeast of Zanzibar Island. The island destination is packed to the brim with coastal attractions and activities. It’s a magnificent labyrinth to get lost in, with its traditional buildings. Having its own airport located in Chake Chake, which is the administrative capital of the island, Pemba Airport is easily accessible with normal journeys taking around 10 minutes.
Distance and Flight Time
As part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, Pemba Island has several surprises up its sleeve. The island features spectacular beaches, clove plantations, green hills, coral reefs, and abundant marine life. The total distance between Dar es Salaam and Pemba is Approx 180km and the average flight time is about one hour. With direct flights to Pemba from Dar es Salaam with As Salaam Air, it’s easier to get there fast and safe.
Not to Miss During Flights
Most flights from Dar es Salaam to Pemba are on 30 seat twin turbo-prop Embraer aircraft. Covering this route the fastest, passengers can easily catch a glimpse of the coastal towns, small offshore islands, the picturesque Zanzibar archipelago and its powdery white beaches. The region is rich in magnificent scenery and seeing the beautiful landscapes is such a unique experience.
Airport & Layover Tips
Upon arrival at Pemba Airport, you’ll find several transportation options for transfer to your hotel or further destination. The airport is the main airport serving the island and its surrounding offshore islands. Pemba is best known for diving and snorkelling activities, but there are several great beaches within the island for beach-bound travellers. The island features several luxury lodges for a relaxing island holiday.