Difference between revisions of "Pemba Island"
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Pemba Island is in Tanzania.
Pemba is mostly Muslim. It is recommended that women travel with long skirts, covered shoulders and a head scarf.
Swahili. Asalam Waaleikum is an arabic greeting that is used here. The corresponding response is Waaleikum Salam.
Rarely used airport just outside of Chake Chake for small planes. Another method of getting to Pemba which more commonly and widely preferred is by boat.
By dala dala (the local term for minibuses). There are small bus stations in both Wete and Chake Chake. Bus fare from Wete to Chake Chake costs 1500 shillingi, with shorter rides costing less and longer rides costing more.
Pemba is one of the diving jewels of of the east of Africa. There are at least two dive operators (Swahili Divers and Manta Reef) operating under the PADI and BSAC codes that serve visitors. Diver's highlights include: Extensive plate coral gardens on the west coast which make for a world class drift dive The marine reserve surrounding Misali Island that is threatened by proposed government development, hence now is the time to visit The annual whale migration in July and August when humpback whales have been reported on the east coast.