Traditionally part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, Pemba is fast becoming a unique destination in its own right. For centuries, Pemba’s clove plantations and spice fields provided the Omani sultanate in Zanzibar with money for trade and military dominance over the surrounding areas.
To this day, the island is still a major spice producer in the archipelago. Visitors flock to Pemba’s shores, dotted with desert islands and throngs of coconut palms, for some of the best diving in the Indian Ocean. The Pemba Channel drops off steeply just off the west coast and the diverse species of marine life and coral are truly exceptional. Because tourism is still in its early stages, a trip to Pemba’s unspoiled shores and pristine waters is the underwater adventure of a lifetime.
We did northen circuit from August 21st to August 28th 2009. It was an amazing experience. Thanks to Bobby Tours, first we met in Milano 2 years ago, and to our guide John, italian speaking.
Horst Nussbaumer told us:
Dear Jackson - Bobby Tours, we arrived back last Saturday from Africa. I wanted to thank you once more for arranging this wonderful safari for us. The driver (Mandela) was excellent - Please send him my best regards. Accomodation and food and game drives were perfect. We have such good memories to the safari! Excellent service! I wish you all the best and have a nice time Horst
Cubbancy told us:
I used Bobby Tours last fall for a trip to Tanzania, and found them very accommodating and easy to work with. They are a mid-range company, but will work with you to arrange the type of trip and the accommodations you want. I stayed at all tented camps during two weeks in Northern Tanzania, with the exception of Ngorongoro, and did single supplements everywhere. I was very happy with all aspects of the trip, and while I would not call it cheap by any means, it certainly was not as expensive as most of the tours that are regularly discussed on this forum. They were recommended to me by Great Lakes Safaris, that I used the previous year for my Uganda,gorilla trek.