TOUR TO PEMBA ISLAND TANZANIA
Often forgotten on many birding or beach holidays is Pemba Island ,Pemba is a sister island to the famous Zanzibar. Pemba is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs of every form and description, beautiful smaller islands, deep channels and exotic white sandy beaches. In short, it is the “Forgotten Paradise” of Tanzania’s East Coast.
The island itself is covered by dense rainforest in the north and rich fertile soil where huge bananas and mangoes grow like weeds, together with coconuts, lychees and of course cloves. With its extremely rich species biodiversity it is an island of considerable scientific importance.
Pemba is a perfect place to start or end any bird tour, and even for non birders.The remote location of the island gives visitors a chance to explore old Africa through excursions such as village walks,cycling and of course the beach sports.
For birders , it is only on Pemba that you will catch up with 4 of the Tanzanian Endemics to include: The Pemba scops Owl, Pemba sun bird, Pemba White eye and Pemba Green Pigeon, yet the number of coastal specialities are un-beatable.v You could Fly to Pemba out of Dar es Salaam or Tanga before or after doing the Usambara mountains.