Fly from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Pemba Island (PMA)
Welcome to another part of paradise. Whether you’re travelling from Zanzibar to Pemba Island for vacations, business or family visits its always a smart choice to compare prices and make sure you’re getting the best deal before booking your travel. Travelling from the Island of Zanzibar to the Island of Pemba can be a quick and scenic journey. After your travels, you’ll be enjoying quiet island hospitality that only the Island of Pemba can offer.
For more on the what to do in Pemba Island check out our blog posts:
- Here Are The Top 15 Activities On Pemba Island
If you’re all set to hit the skies, then start booking your travel arrangements with us today.
Distance and Flight Time
Less than half an hour is all it takes to fly from the ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar (also known by its official name Unguja) to another of the Spice Islands, Pemba, known as the ‘Green Island’. Pemba is hillier and a lot more fertile. Barely a hop, skip and a jump, these 2 islands’ airports of the Zanzibar archipelago are a mere 125 km / 72 miles apart. There are regular flights servicing the Zanzibar to Pemba Island route from As Salaam Air, Auric Air, Coastal Aviation and ZanAir
If you prefer to get a better lay of the land you can also travel by ferry between the islands which could take up to 4 hours to complete depending on where on Pemba Island you plan to dock.
Not to Miss During Flights
From the moment of lift-off from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKI) the next leg of your adventure has begun. Keep the camera handy as your initial sights of Stone Town and the busy port slip by and your flight heading takes you towards the north, north-eastern part of the ‘Spice Island’. After a few minutes, you’ll be crossing the coast a little south of the ever popular Nungwi region, flying over or past the exclusive Mnemba Island and its beautiful atoll. The varied colours of the inshore sea turn a deep blue as the water deepens and you see the traditional dhows plying their trade of fishing and transport.
As the southern part of Pemba approaches, keep your eyes open to the west – left-hand side of the plane – and see many of the smaller islands sweeping up the coastline, protecting the main island’s beaches. Divers’, snorkelers’ and remote getaway paradise.
Airport & Layover Tips
Explore Tanzania’s smaller Island airport also known as the Pemba Island Aiport that services hundreds of domestic and travellers each week. There is no shortage of travel alternatives when leaving the airport with a range of rental car agencies, cabs, buses, shuttles all just a call away. Baggage retrieval is a simple affair while your prearranged transfer/pick-up should be easily found.
Pemba airport lies almost halfway up, a few kilometres east of the capital city, Chake-Chake.