Pemba Dive & Bush Camp

Trip Start Apr 24, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Friday, November 9, 2012

The road that our "do gooder" in Lichinga said would take us 9 hours to complete, took us just over 13 hours.  It is a long way with lots of road works and some two spoor bush driving.  The last stretch toward Pemba is tar and in good condition.

Finally, we arrived in Pemba at around 8h15. Lynn showed us where we could camp and soon after setting up we were both fast asleep. 

Besides being extremely hot at the moment with thousands of mozzies, Pemba Dive and Bush Camp is really the best of both worlds.  Bosveld combined with sea, fishing, diving and snorkeling.  The camp makes its equipment available to all its visitors at no extra cost. 

A welcome drink made from the Baobab trees fruit is not only refreshing but also full of antioxidants and other good qualities.  I never knew one could make juice from it.

We took a drive into Pemba as the camp lies just outside town.  There seem to be a lot going on here but Pemba is still far from a modern town.  Not for long I imagine, as they found gas fields off shore.For the moment, however, there are long stretches of stunning beach front property unutilized. We picked a spot so long.

We took a Kayak out for an hour, just rowing slowly around the edge of the bay.  We did not get very far when we realized that this is hard work and so we made our way back just in case our muscle power did not last. It was nice though. 

We intended leaving the next day when Lynn, a SA girl that run the show, advised us to visit Ibo Island before leaving.  I, for one, was a bit skeptical about it as I was so taken with Killwa - I did not imagine it could match the experience.  She insisted that we would love it and that it was a "must do" before leaving the area.  We could leave Lynx with them - plugged in so that the fridge and freezer would not run out of steam.  She gave us the number for the chap that have a "secure parking" area in Tanganyang.  We could stay with Lucie at Baobibo on the island. 

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