Day 1: Fly to Pemba island
Your tour starts at Dar es Salaam airport. Transfers to the airport are not included. You will fly with Coastal aviation to Pemba Island! Depending on your arrival in Dar es Salaam you can choose to go with the morning or afternoon flight.
Pemba Island has been separated from the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar for decades, leaving an untouched and pristine island of great beauty and fertility. The mosaic of forests, swamps, mangroves, hidden beaches and lagoons is scattered with the ruins of mosques and tombs mostly reclaimed by the forest – sites that date back to Arab domination when Pemba Island was seized by the Sultan of Muscat (Oman).
Upon arrival the driver/guide from Manta resort will be waiting to take you to Manta resort on the Northern tip of the island. Elevated and crafted along an idyllic island beach, The Manta Resort offers privacy, romance, adventure and water sports on East Africa’s finest island sanctuary. It is not a traditional 5 star resort but a unique experience!
The coming 3 nights you will sleep in the under water room! This is the heart-stopping experience that awaits you. The floating structure, Swedish engineered, provides three levels, those above the water clad in local hardwood, and each an experience in itself.
Day 2 & 3: relaxing and optional activities
The coming two days you can relax on your private deck of the underwater room or go for an optional activity organized by Manta resort.
The diving around Pemba Island, Zanzibar is nothing else but breathtaking. The untouched coral reefs surrounding the entire island make Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world. Pemba, Tanzania is the perfect place to start your dive adventure with one of the healthiest coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, a water temperature averaging at 26ºC and the best visibility of East Africa of 30-40 meters almost every day!
Discover a remote mangrove wilderness by kayak safari. We will take you and kayak on a sail south along the coastline. Once we reach the mangroves at Njao Gap, your kayak adventure begins along the thick mangrove forests and inlets. Discover this unique mangrove environment, habitat to exotic bird and marine life. US$ 30 per person
Sand bank excursion
At low tide, a sandbank protrudes to offer a walk on the purest white coral sand. The perfect beach to relax on surrounded by azure blue waters. A cooler box of fruits and refreshments is brought along. US$ 25 per person
Day 4: Departure
Today is unfortunately your last day with Matoke tours on Pemba island. The driver/guide of Manta resort will take you to the airfield for your flight back to Dar es Salaam.
The transfer from the airport to Dar es Salaam is not included. Please let us know if you wish us to include one (or more) nights in Dar es Salaam.
This is the end of hopefully a wonderful experience!
||30 minutes drive, 30 minute flight
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