If you’re someone who is fascinated by the hues of blue in sea waves, interesting marine life, pristine beaches, and delicious seafood, then Pemba is the right place for you! Enjoy a day out in the Indian Ocean while fishing, snorkeling and SCUBA diving at Pemba.
What to expect:
Pemba is one of the oldest islands in Africa with hilly and lush mangrove vegetation on the coastal lines, as well as dense rainforests where juicy mangoes and bananas grow. The scenic beauty is a plus-point, making the fishing experience a whole lot better than fishing in an ocean surrounded just by plantations. In fact, Pemba is regarded as one of the top fishing locations in the world!
Where it would take hours to get into the right water to catch fish, in Pemba, one can be in the best water within minutes. You can get your hand on both line fishing and deep-sea fishing. Also, you can get your catch grilled up for a delicious barbecue dinner right on your fishing boat! The astounding sunrise and sunsets are a must watch where you can lazily stay by the beach to enjoy the view. Witness how the locals survive there by looking into ‘fishing for living’ experience that can be offered to be you by any local fishermen.
Species of fishes:
It wouldn’t be wrong to call it a fisherman’s paradise on Earth owing to the diverse species of fishes you can catch there, which include Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, broadbill Swordfish, Sail Fish, Black Marlin and gigantic sharks that include Hammerhead, Tiger, and Thresher to name a few. The diversity doesn’t end here. There are also other big fishes, King Mackerel, Dorado, Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna plus a vast range resides within the deep waters of this island. In contrast to the boring school where you studied growing up, these vivid schools of fish call you to explore the alluring island of Pemba.
Things that make Pemba worth the visit:
Besides the marine life that fishermen so passionately hunt, there are other aquatic species like turtles, whales and oceanic sunfish whose beauty will leave you stunned! Moreover, you can also experience the adventure of scuba diving at Pemba all year round! Snorkeling is another interesting activity for beginners who are afraid of the water! A traditional market is also located nearby where you can buy wooden crafts hand-made by locals.
Moreover, you can dine at the multiple restaurants in Pemba that serve scrumptious seafood. You need to try fish and chips with citrus sauce. For relaxation and overnight stay, there are many options from camping by the island to midrange and splurge resorts where you can spend the night after a long, tiring and gratifying day.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Pemba to enjoy fishing at a fisherman’s paradise!
While you’re there, you might also want to embark on a Tanzanian Safari! Check out why a Safari in Tanzania is perfect for solo travelers!