Pemba Eco Lodge

Pemba Island



Price for 1 Night(s)

including taxes and fees

Hotel description

Pemba eco-Lodge is situated on the remote and beautiful Shamiani Island surrounded by the crystal clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean it is just south


of the main island, Pemba, Zanzibar’s sister island. It is Pemba’s first true eco-lodge offers an authentic holiday experience in a natural environment.
Pemba Lodge is a tropical hideaway in a stunning and unique location.
It is the perfect location to get away from it all and enjoy the untouched nature of this paradise Indian Ocean Island.

With comfortable and well appointed bungalows, Pemba Lodge offers you ultimate privacy and serenity. These are the only holiday cottages on the whole of Shamiani Island, which is untouched and untainted by mass tourism. This small island has not changed in centuries and for those interested it is possible to experience how life is from day to day for the few local inhabitants of this rugged little Island.


There are bush trails criss- crossing the island that will take you up close and personal with the abundant flora and fauna of this undisturbed ecosystem.

Snorkeling equipment is available to use, complimentary, for boat trips to nearby reefs. At the same time you will see the local villagers tending the seaweed farms and the amazing sight of the (low tide) sand bank which resembles a desert scene.

You can also try your hand in both traditional line fishing or deep sea fishing (and have your catch prepared for a delicious barbeque dinner).

Pemba’s spectacular reefs are rated among the world’s top dive sites. Whether you are an experienced scuba diver or just want to try it for the first time, we are happy to make arrangements for you with reputable dive companies on the main island of Pemba. Please let us know in advance if you want to go diving so we can get everything in place for you.

Bird Watching, especially in the mornings – keen ornithologists and amateurs alike will enjoy watching the birdlife around the Lodge and the island. Birds that have been sighted by our guests include black and white hornbill, paradise fly catcher, rollers, kwarara, red-eyed pigeon, pied kingfisher, sunbird, mnana, common tern, little tern…

Sunrise and Sunset Watching – Spectacular sunrises can be seen from the beach in front of the Lodge, but late risers do not need to miss out! A short walk from Pemba Lodge is Kichanga Kasa beach; the perfect spot to sit and watch the sun set at the end of another lazy day in this tropical paradise. Sunset is best experienced from Turtle bay with a visit to the rescue turtle pond nearby.

Stargazing in the night sky. Our location away from the pollution and lights of the big cities makes the sky at night magically come alive with stars and planets not normally viewed. What better place to stargaze and look at the constellations? Maybe see if you can locate the Southern Cross.

And last but not least, treat yourself to a Swahili massage with natural oils, get a henna tattoo or have your hair braided African style; it all can be arranged with the ladies from the village.

Sail to Shamiani Island from our sister hotel Mnarani Beach Cottages in Nungwi, on the northern tip of Zanzibar. We will in a 30 ft Tiki catamaran or on a traditional Dhow with two outboard engines. You also have the option to experience the challenge of game fishing in the famous Pemba Channel on route.

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