The island of Pemba is beautiful and haunting. Many visitors to the island describe it as a place that has been touched by time and yet feels completely isolated. One of the best things about it is its otherworldly feeling that allows a visitor to feel as if he or she is the only person in the world. Here are a few things that you can do that will allow you to enjoy a trip to the island during your trip.
Take a Visit to Ngezi Forest
This is the largest forest that is located on the island. It is an amazing place to see many of the native animals and plants. A few of the things that you will see in the forest include monkeys, bushbabies, fruit bats, birds, and many more animals that are native to the area. You will also see many plants that are native to the area. You will be able to take in many of the flowers, the spice plants, and a lovely freshwater lake. One of the most interesting things you want to have a special tour of are the owls at night. The owl tour is one of the most sought-after experiences on the island to allow a visitor to experience the way the predators are in action.
Be a Guest in a Historical Village
If you have ever wanted to see what life was like on the island, this is your chance. You can have an entire day at the Environmental Conservation Club at the village of Mjini Ole. Some of the activities include.
- Learning about the fruit bats.
- Learning how to make a dish called ponde.
- Visiting ruins that have been on the island for over 10,000 years.
- Seeing how to prepare fish in the local cooking style from native people.
- Learning about the structure and the history of the village.
- Learn how to make local crafts in the village.
Learn More About the Mjini Ole Village Tour
You will be able to take a cooking lesson with the fishermen and see how you can make your tools by hand. In addition to that, you will be able to see the Pemba Flying Foxes. There is a small population in the village of 300 to 6000 people. There are also many 11th century ruins which are a part of the village as the city was once a part of the island. The city was the capital of the island in those days.
There is also a mangrove forest which can be seen by a walking tour, or a boat tour when you are ready. Part of the project that is very kid friendly is the planting of mangroves. The project is aimed at working to prevent erosion and teaching kids who visit about conservation.
Take the Pemba Misali Island Tour
One of the best locations to visit is Misali Island at the Pemba Coast. There are some beautiful coral reefs as well as a protected island. You may also check out the mating of turtles on the island. Here is what you can expect from a day tour.
- Check out the day on the island.
- Swim and snorkel in the coral reefs.
- Go diving with a separate cost.
- Check out the protected island.
- Watch the turtles nesting.
- Check out all the local animals.
More Information About the Island Tour
You will be able to take a boat excursion from Zanzibar to Misali Island is a boat trip that is less than an hour away from Chake. This island has lovely beaches and trails for walking. The ecosystem is very diverse with over 42 kinds of coral as well as 300 kinds of fish.
Learn More: How to Visit Pemba Island