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Pemba, Mozambique is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.

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Our Recommended Vehicles for Pemba

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The Nissan Double Cab BNDC 4×4 is built to take on the harshest environments. This 4×4 is manual and has a 2.5 litre diesel engine, a 140 litre fuel tank and a fuel consumption of 12 litres per 100 kilometers. The Nissan Double Cab accommodates two people comfortably.

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Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 BLC

The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel. This vehicle comfortably seats 5 adult passengers.

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Toyota Fortuner 4×4 BFTA

The Fortuner is one of Southern Africa’s best selling SUVs. This Hilux based SUV is built tough to traverse different terrain. Experience great ride comfort in this 7 seater which seats 5 adults and 2 children comfortably. Perfect for a group or family vacation.

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Toyota Double Cab 4×4 BTDC

The Toyota Double Cab BTDC 4×4 is a four sleeper equipped vehicle. Ideal for a family trip through Southern Africa. This 4×4 has 2.4 litre diesel engine and a 160 litre fuel tank. The average consumption is 12 litre per 100 kilometres. The vehicle comes with two spacious rooftop tents.

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Pemba Travel Advice


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Pemba is a small port town with a rich sailing and trading history, built over rolling hills. It’s the capital of Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique, known for its colonial Portuguese architecture. The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, and the country’s currency is the Mozambican metical (MZN).

Pemba is known for its white beaches and water sports. It is a hot spot for diving enthusiasts. The best way to travel on Mozambique roads is by 4×4, as that gives you the best excursion options.

Best Time to Visit Pemba

The town has great tropical weather which can get humid during the wet season. The best time to visit Pemba is during the dry winter season like most of Mozambique (from May to September)  to experience pleasant weather and enjoy diving and other water sports.

The best time for whale watching is from July to September. This is due to the whale migration that happens every winter from Antarctica to the Southeast African coast.

What to do in Pemba

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Walking safaris
  • Bird watching in Niassa
  • Kite surfing
  • Pemba markets
  • Excursions to Quirimbas Archipelago and National Park, and Niassa National Reserve.

Getting Around

With its rugged roads, remote destinations and tropical landscapes, hiring a 4×4 vehicle is the best way to discover the many wonders that Pemba has in store.

Length of Stay

Pemba has plenty to offer, give yourself a minimum of 2 weeks to explore this tropical paradise.

What to Pack for Your Trip

One essential thing that you may forget is an international driver’s permit, a first aid kit and other necessary medical supplies will also come in handy. Travel insurance is always a valid essential and also bear in mind that Mozambique is a malaria zone.

4×4 Hire in Pemba

Pemba is an old town with all the necessary amenities such as shops, banks and restaurants but the road quality is not great which is why a 4×4 is the best vehicle to use on your coastal adventure. Using a 4×4 will also make it easy for you to venture to other popular tourist destinations nearby such as the Quirimbas National Park which is home to a wide range of marine life such as whales, dolphins and endangered dugongs.

Renting a 4×4 from us is a simple step by step process. Just choose a 4×4  from our wide range of vehicles suitable for a 2 person trip or a group/family holiday, and follow the step by step booking prompts. Alternatively, contact us and one of our friendly sales consultants will get back to you.