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Zanzibar to Pemba

Route: Zanzibar to Pemba

The picturesque island of Pemba offers holiday-makers a transcendent mix of diverse activities and relaxed beach-side life. As part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, the island of Unguja is located off the coast of East Africa. It features clove plantations, scenic beaches, plentiful marine life. Chake Chake is the main town and the administrative capital of the island. The town features a historical museum in a ruined 18-century fort. The island is served by Pemba Airport, which is located about 7 km southeast of Chake Chake. Taxis or minivans can easily get you to the airport.

Distance and Flight Time

Pemba is a holiday island paradise with miles of sandy beaches, inspiring landscapes and water activities to entice visitors. The Island has lushly vegetated and hilly terrain, while lagoons and mangroves surround the coast and are interspersed with islets and idyllic beaches. Pemba offers some of the best diving sites in East Africa. The flight duration from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Pemba (PMA) is 30 minutes and the total distance between the two islands is 141 km.

Not to Miss During Flights

The flight from Zanzibar to Pemba gives passengers the opportunity to enjoy the stunning views of the spectacular seascapes and remote coastal villages. As Salaam Air offers regularly scheduled flights from Zanzibar to Pemba. The route is flown using 30 seat, pressurised Embraer twin turbo-prop aircraft.

Airport & Layover Tips

Pemba Airport is a small airport serving the island and surrounding offshore islands. Visitors are advised to pre-book their airport transfers before getting to the island. You can book a hotel transfer service for airport pickup. Pemba Island is a renowned holiday destination on the Zanzibar Archipelago, featuring much-admired natural beauty, calm atmosphere, and lovely weather. The island offers a wide range of activities such as snorkeling, diving, and Dhow Safari. It has excellent accommodation options including luxury beachfront resort hotels.