A charming locally run guesthouse just a stones throw from a magnificent Pemba white sand beach. We can organise local activities which cater to everyones tastes which include boat and snorkelling trips. There is an onsite restaurant which also provides breakfast for each of our guests. Pemba Moonlight specialises in providing guests an authentic Pemba experience in cosy bunglows and a relaxed atmosphere.
“Unfortunately, I didn't have any reviews for booking that would have helped me to make a booking decision more quickly. I contacted Said in advance to clarify one or the other in advance and to get missing information. Said answer quickly and in detail. We had a bungalow on Said's property, which also lives there. It was upscale by Tanzanian standards, but it is rather easy for the European. The bedroom is clean, the bed was protected with a mosquito net and there was a ceiling fan that could be easily controlled from the bed. Said was so nice and organized a taxi driver to pick us up at the airport and take us to the accommodation. We checked in, were warmly and warmly greeted by everyone present, and we went to the beach with the boys, who only went a few stone throws down a small path. We were totally overwhelmed by the calm in the accommodation and on the beach, the colors, the really beautifully landscaped garden and the helpfulness of Said and his staff. We got some tips where we could snorkel great on the reef from the beach. We made trips with the boys (hiking to the lighthouse, misali island by boat, in the rainforest to see the fruit bats and a spice tour) all trips were very informative, quiet and easy to recommend. We saw great reefs and coral formations, dolphins, lots of color while snorkeling, palm thieves on Misali and were informed about the many different possibilities by herbal medicine. All in all, we really liked Said. We mostly spoke English and learned a little Swahili. At the beginning of the evening we were always asked what we wanted to eat and what was possible. Even for something a little more unusual, Said let us do the errands. We lacked nothing. Kudos to the chef of the house. He had made us a different breakfast every day and conjured up incredibly great fish / seafood dishes for us in the evening. Together with Saids staff, we ended the evening calmly. We felt we belonged to the Moonlight family and will certainly not have been there the last time.”
Verani is a local family-run beach accommodation, located at a very quiet seaside on the western side of North Pemba. Comfortable accommodation with simple facilities that are clean and airy. With large windows to let the East Africa’s monsoon wind into the rooms, take full advantage of their beach side location. Unspoiled beach bungalows – Garden Rooms all with views overlooking the sea. No electricity or swimming pool. We are powered by generator.
“Little bit of paradise with low carbon footprint. Verani Beach Lodge is for people who want to get away from maddening civilization and commune with nature. It’s not for people who need creature comforts and luxuries. The amenities are basic but the location is quiet, beautiful and pristine. Tips, advice, and info: 1. Bring flashlights and spare batteries or camping lanterns. Verani is very dark at night. They turn on the electricity generator only when requested. It’s noisy and fuel is expensive. 2. Bring two pairs of sandals, one for wading in ocean and walking outside and one to wear inside bungalows. Beach is rocky. Shoes are needed. 3. Lunches and dinners are a bit expensive (20,000 TZS per plate, much more than usual 7000 at local restaurants) but the burden on Verani of going to town to get fresh food is high. Portions are large. Two people can share a plate. Payment is cash only. You can bring food but there’s no refrigeration there. 4. Vodacom has no service in north Pemba. Perhaps other mobile phone carriers do, not sure. It’s ideal if you want to escape email. 5. Getting to Verani is not easy, nor cheap unless you use Daladalas. We took Daladala from Chake Chake to Konde (2000 TZS per person) and then negotiated “special” Daladala to take us only to Verani (20,000 total). We negotiated car to take us straight to airport when we left (115,000 TZS) to increase likelihood of making flight. 6. View of stars at night is spectacular. If you have lightweight star gazing equipment, bring it. 7. If you have phobia of any insects or rodents, don’t stay at Verani. 8. Bring card games or small board games. There’s no TV or WiFi at Verani. Ideal for getting kids off their screens. 9. Bring little gifts or snacks for local kids who hang out at Verani. You can practice Kiswahili with them. They will practice English with you.”
Located in the heart of Wete town, I have a number of private rooms available in a charming, secure block with a lovely garden.