Picture this: You arrive early on a luxurious catamaran, greeted by the breathtaking sight of the morning sky painted in hues of gold and pink. Ahead lies a landscape adorned with lush forests, enigmatic mangrove swamps, secluded beaches, tranquil lagoons, and captivating tidal sandbanks.
You’ve just landed on Pemba Island, a hidden masterpiece waiting to be discovered. This lesser-known gem, located north of Zanzibar, is a well-preserved secret that remains undiscovered by many. It’s a place where history whispers through the mosques and tombs, remnants of its Arab heritage dating back to the 17th century.
With Camille Culinary Cruises, you have the privilege of unveiling the secrets of Pemba Island during a day-long catamaran cruise. Traverse its unspoiled shores, venture into its hidden wonders, and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture. Whether you’re enticed by spice plantations, historical marvels, or mystical traditions, Pemba Island promises an extraordinary experience.
Between Pemba Island and the mainland stretches the Pemba Channel—a deep, 20-meter-wide expanse of water renowned as one of the most lucrative game fishing grounds along the East African coast. Anglers with a passion for the sport will find unforgettable adventures awaiting them in these waters. For snorkeling enthusiasts, Pemba Island is a paradise. Its coral reefs teem with marine life, making it one of the premier destinations for underwater exploration. The island’s rich marine biodiversity promises an unparalleled snorkeling experience.
The island’s main town, Chake Chake, houses a captivating secret—an 18th-century fort, now in ruins but transformed into a museum. Here, you can immerse yourself in Pemba’s storied heritage before setting off to explore its pristine waters and charming landscapes. In interesting fact is that Pemba is also known as ‘clove island’ due to being the world’s main exporter of cloves (70% of all the world’s cloves are grown in Pemba)
Set sail for Pemba Island and embark on an unforgettable journey that will leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime. Pemba Island is a destination that truly deserves every traveler’s attention. Camille Culinary Cruises invites you to experience its unparalleled beauty and rich culture. Pemba Island awaits, ready to reveal its secrets and enchant you with its wonders.