Pemba

Travel to Pemba – Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Heaven

Pemba is a port city in Mozambique. It is the capital of the province of Cabo Delgado and lies on a peninsula in Pemba Bay. Due to its spectacular coral reef and crystal clear waters it is renowned for diving and snorkeling amongst other water sports and is a great place to come for a relaxing tropical getaway.

The history of the people of this region consists of many centuries of African, Arab and Portuguese sailing, trading and settling. Pemba itself was founded by the Niassa Company in 1904 as Porto Amelia, after a queen of Portugal and It was renamed Pemba in 1975 at the end of Portuguese rule.

Visit markets or forests of the unique baobab trees before hitting the water to see fascinating marine life including dolphins. Or take a boat to the incredibly beautiful Ibo Island.

By day in Pemba you can snorkel and scuba dive and also if luck is on your side you may be able to swim with dolphins. Then by night you can stay at a bush camp and sleep amongst the baobab trees.

Spend a day browsing traditional markets where you are able to buy arts and crafts as well as local silverware before relaxing at one of the numerous restaurants in Pemba.

There are several car rental agencies in Pemba which you can use or you can get around on foot. There are also tour buses which navigate the region.

  • Scuba dive amongst beautiful coral reefs.
  • Visit the stunning Ibo Island.
  • Encounter dolphins and other marine life whilst snorkeling.

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