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    Tourists Guide To Pemba & General Information

    Pemba is a port city that lies on a peninsula, and is the capital of Mozambican Cabo Delgado Province. Pemba sits in the northern part of Mozambique, and is not to be confused with the Zanzibar island of Pemba off the coast of Tanzania. An Overview & Informative Guide To Pemba

    Pemba was founded in 1904, and originally known as Port Amelia, which was named after the Queen of Portugal. It is well known for Portuguese architecture and is a great fishing, water sport and diving hotspot that draw many South Africans, Zimbabweans and Mozambicans to this Culturally diverse City.

    What You Need To Know About Pemba

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Pemba.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Pemba?

    May to September is the best time to visit Pemba in Mozambique. Summer months are extremely hot and humid, and Pemba is situated in a high-risk malaria area.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Pemba?

    If you are entering Pemba, Mozambique from a Country outside of the African Continent you do require a Visa.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Pemba?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Pemba will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Pemba?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Pemba. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit. If you are travelling from a Country that has Yellow Fever you will have to be vaccinated against it in order to enter Mozambique.

    Transport & How To Get Around Pemba?

    People can drive to or fly into Pemba. It is best to have your own transport or to arrange transport through someone you know or a booking/travel agent. There are frequent flights to a variety of destinations around Mozambique and South Africa. Pemba is the closest City and Airport to the well known Quirimbas Islands and National Park.

    Attractions and Places to go In Pemba

    Pemba, a port town well known for being an excellent destination for water sport and diving enthusiasts, as a coral reef is located close to the shore. Pemba has been slowly evolving into a tourist destination. A weekly flight from Johannesburg to Pemba is now available.

    It is the closest major city and airport for those who wish to visit the Quirimbas Islands and Quirimbas National Park. It boasts a few hotels and beautiful resorts. Where to Go When visiting Pemba?

    Pemba beach hotel and Spa.

    Situated just minutes from town, it lies on the headland between Pemba Bay and Wimbe Beach. It is the perfect place to gather for executive business meetings, enjoy superb leisure facilities and soak up lazy beach life.

    Another highlight of Pemba is the Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort. Situated around 45 minutes south of Pemba, this beautiful resort boasts cottages perfectly arranged on a long stretch of beach, next to a mangrove-lined lagoon. With spectacular views to wake up to, this isolated paradise is a must see.

    Wimbe beach is a favourite amongst the locals and praised by visitors, situated on the East side of Avenida da Marginal. The best time to visit is August when the water and beach are at their best. Surrounded by wonderful restaurants and local jewellery sellers, Wimbe beach is definitely a unique experience. Club Naval is a must visit local restaurant with a warm, lovely local ambiance and fresh out the sea local cuisine.

    Interesting Facts. Pemba is one of the world’s largest natural harbours and stretches across a peninsula surrounded by the Indian Ocean with its vast and spectacular Pemba Bay. It experiences a humid equatorial climate with a dry winter. Languages include Kimwani and Macua although Portuguese is widespread. How old is the Pemba? The earliest recordings of Pemba were in 1904. Formally known as Porto Amelia, after the queen of Portugal, during Portuguese rule. It was established as the administrative headquarters for the Niassa Company. Today it’s known as Pemba the capital of Cabo Delgado province, the main town in Mozambique’s far north, and gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago.

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