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Pemba Lodge Ltd.

Shamiani Island, Kiweni (Shamiani) 3361, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently spent 3 nights on Pemba Island with my husband and we right away felt like we landed in heaven. Ali and Mohammed quickly felt like family and the rooms are soooo beautiful, I just wished we had more time to stay! The food was incredible, too. The Octopus was the best I had ever had and heading out... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous stay at Pemba Eco-Lodge. Three nights was far too short - there is so much to do. I cannot fault anything: food, beach, snorkelling, room. The staff were just the best with their playful sense of humour. The adventure of getting there is part of the charm. We knew we were in good hands when Ali... More

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fabulous location, even getting there was a great adventure. Service was great, food was lovely. Rooms were well appointed. Don't count on internet or charging, they are intermittent, just disconnect. Visiting the village was our highlight. I would go back in a minute!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A friend and I had a wonderful 3 night stay. The manager Ali is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the island, and all the staff are very enthusiastic and helpful. Shamiani is beautiful, quiet and the snorkelling was excellent. The eco-aspects of the lodge worked very well. The food was delicious, including different three-course meals each night. Plus there is... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Pemba Eco Lodge for only a few nights, but we would have loved to stay longer. The catamaran sailing trip from Nungwi (ZNZ) to the lodge was a new experience. Our days were mainly spent kayaking on and around the lagoon. Solar and wind generated electricity. Composting toilets. Natural and local building materials.... More

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Dear Findniels, Thank you for your enthusiastic review of Pemba Lodge! We are always striving to give our guests the perfect combination of an authentic experience and best service quality, while treating our beautiful natural environment with care and consideration, and it is very rewarding to see that we succeed! I am particularly happy you enjoyed the sailing trip from... More

Teramo, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Eco lodge does it necessarily mean smelly? I could not sleep because I felt like I was in a men's urinal of the worst airport in the world. Eco lodge does it mean bad food? The menu was always the same, except for one day when they served us the most awful pasta I've ever had, while in the morning... More

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to comment about our Eco Lodge. The comments came to me as a surprise. I had discussed your stay with your partner who suggested he liked the place sufficiently that he was considering to come back for a longer stay in October when they will be less rain. However I understand you may have a... More

Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

In almost 60 countries traveled, Pemba Lodge is unquestionably the greatest resort I have ever been in. There's not much I can add to what others have already written, except to re-affirm that you could not possibly regret staying here. It is special, magical, ECOLOGICAL, ETHICAL, and thoroughly unique. The chef graciously catered to my dietary restrictions and whims. And... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I cannot really express how amazing was this place. We stayed only for two nights, we were lucky that nobody was there during our stay. Only staff and us. After a little bit surprising start where we had to walk to the boat which took us to the place as there was a low tide, we reached the most beautiful... More

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Thank you for your gracious review. We are more than pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future. More

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

most beautiful beach, most charming and loving staff , most adorable village and children , perfect place for relaxation , meditation, sports ... untouched nature , no mosquitos at night , perfect climate , pure happiness loved to stay there and for sure will come back .

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Pemba lodge is a simple but lovely place on a beautiful unspoiled beach on Shamiani island. With local children joining us for a swim, we felt like going back in time, realizing there are few places left where one can feel like Robinson Crusoe. The staff (Ali and Mohammed) did everything do make our stay more special. The food is... More

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Address: Shamiani Island, Kiweni (Shamiani) 3361, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island > Kiweni (Shamiani)
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Pemba Lodge, situated on the remote and beautiful Shamiani Island off Pemba, Zanzibar’s sister island.It is Pemba’s first true eco-lodge ... more   less 
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