Ideal Destination For
- Bucket List
- Solo Travel
Points of Interest
- Pemba Island
The northernmost island in the Zanzibar archipelago, Pemba Island is where you'll find villages steeped in culture and traditions which preserve the Swahili way of life. The atmosphere is laid back and its almost as if they are oblivious to the world around them. Scuba divers can look forward to some of the best diving in the world here, with visibility that is unparalleled. Lush coral gardens, colourful sponges and sea fans are all found in this underwater haven. The island is also popular with mountain bikers who come here to enjoy its hilly terrain with deep valleys. (The diving experience includes wonderful coral walls and gaps dropping off into the Pemba channel to the west of the island).
- Fanjove Private Island
The island is part of the Songo Songo Archipelago and is made up of a cluster of five islands and twenty separate colonies of reefs. Tranquillity and exquisite beauty await, with no crowds around – only dedicated staff and the prolific marine life. Palm trees, gentle ocean breeze, turquoise waters and powder-white sand is enchanting, setting the scene for soaking up the sun and enjoying your favourite cocktail. Colourful reefs allow for excellent snorkelling and diving. Smooth and flat ocean surfaces are ideal for dhow safaris and kayaking. Birds, humpback whales, dolphins and turtles frequent the unspoilt waters and the islands in the archipelago.
- Mafia Island
Mafia is one of five sleepy, tropical islands that are clustered together in the Indian Ocean and make up the Mafia Archipelago (Mafia, Jibondo, Juani, Chole and Bwejuu). The vegetation is lush with coconut palms, baobabs, cashews, mangos and papaya trees in the interior, but its main drawcard is its ocean.
This spectacular, unspoilt area is a world-class dive site and offers rich, colourful reefs with over 50 hard and soft corals, over 460 species of fish and a variety of diverse marine life. It is even possible to spot whale sharks and sea turtles in the clear waters.