Pemba was formerly known as Porto Amelia, and is the stunning gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago and Quirimbas National Park. The Niassa National Reserve can also be reached via Pemba. With its relaxed feel and gorgeous architecture, it is no wonder that Pemba is such a popular Mozambique tourist destination.
Pemba is full of modern amenities such as an airport, banks, shops, and restaurants, as well as a huge market where many great supplies can be bought. The old part of Pemba also has traditional markets to explore which is the place to go for beautiful arts and crafts (especially work by the Makonde people which is renowned) and handmade silverware.
Pemba Bay forms a huge harbour and stunning coral reefs lie close to shore providing wonderful diving and snorkelling adventures. The surrounding landscape of bay have forests of Baobab trees growing down to the shoreline. The most popular beaches are Wimbe and Farol for accommodation and restaurants. Dhow safaris are a popular way to sail around the bay and beyond. There are great beaches further north of Pemba or visitors can hop on a flight to visit the Quirimbas Islands.
Many ask which is the best time to travel to Pemba. A good time to travel to Pemba is in the dry season which is from May to November when it is less humid. Hot and humid conditions, with irregular but sometimes heavy rainfall and monsoon winds occur from December to April.
At Mozambique Tourism, we offer some great Pemba accommodation options, such as:
Pemba Beach Hotel: Pemba Beach Hotel is located in Pemba, Cabo Delgado Province, Moçambique .On Wimbe Beach, 4 kms from Airport, 8 kms from City Centre & Harbour. Activities include Sunset cruises; Beach volleyball; Snorkelling and snorkelling equipment; Scuba diving; Whale watching (seasonal – from August to October); City tours; and Deep sea fishing. It also has a great range of facilities such as amazing restaurants and air-conditioned luxury rooms.
Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort: This Resort lies at about one hour drive from the international airport of Pemba which is connected to South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania with 3 to 4 flights a week and daily flights to the capital city of Maputo. Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is the perfect choice to unwind in style after a safari journey in the great African outdoors, and discover the untouched beauty of the Mozambican nature.
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