At Constance Aiyana, we have something for real adventurers as well as those who want to experience the island at a more lyrical and slower pace.Why not experience some of the islands most spectacular and scenic excursions such as:
A visit to Chake Chake is a feast for your eyes and palate. From the crumbling buildings to the stall-filled alleyways, while tasting the tamarind paste, ginger sugar, nutmeg and cloves; you will immerse in the authenticity of the place. The grazing hump-necked cows is a sight, not to miss.
A trip to Chwaka is a trip in the past with a rich history. Home to the ruins of an 18th-century town thought to be the capital at that time and also where the Mazrui family remains lie in six tombs.
The fortress is a historical site featuring the architectural history through the Arab, Swahili and Portuguese influence as well as a fascinating local tale.
SPICE FARM TOUR
A visit to Pemba’s clove and spice plantations, although the spice tour industry is not as developed as in Zanzibar, Pemba still produces the majority of spices for exportation. What to expect: cloves, lemongrass, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper and vanilla.
Ngezi is the northernmost point of Pemba. The area which is taken up by the protected Ngezi forest is the last remains of a considerable tract of indigenous wood used to cover most of Pemba. On the East side of the forest is Vumawimbi beach, a beautiful beach with miles of white sand bordered by a lush forest. The Western side is the Verani beach with the ‘Pango Ya Watoro’ – Cave of the fugitives. The endemic flying fox, vervet monkeys, are seen in this forest.
PEMBA CREEK SAFARI
The Pemba Creek Safari is all about observing nature in its minutiae. Among other wonders, you will be able to see tons of small crabs and colourful birds.
PEMBA BULL FIGHTING TOUR
A hangover from the days of Portuguese rule in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Bullfighting involving professional toreros also called toreadors is a must-see sport!
PEMBA’S ESSENTIAL OIL DISTILLERY
Just outside Chake Chake, Pemba’s essential oil factory is just is a gem with an ambience best described as tropical-industrial. The plant produces oils from the island’s natural riches such as lemongrass, cinnamon and clove. You will be able to see how the oil is produced as well as buy whichever appeals to you.
TUMBE’S FISH MARKET
Located on the East Coast of Pemba, Tumbe’s fish market is where you will be able to see the fishermen bounty catch of the day and where you can also buy fresh-caught fishes.
Discover the art of seaweed culture, a meticulous and hard work.
The farms are made up of little sticks in neat rows in the warm, shallow water.