Pemba in detail

Getting Around

Bus & Taxi

There are taxi ranks on Avenida Eduardo Mondlane just down from Mcel and at the same junction along Avenida 25 de Setembro. Town to Wimbi Beach costs Mtc150 to Mtc200. There’s also a public bus that runs between 6am and 7pm from town to Wimbi Beach and beyond (Mtc10), and the occasional chapa from the Mcel Transport Stand to the Complexo Náutilus roundabout (Mtc10).


Safi Rentals comes highly recommended, offering reliable car rentals at very reasonable prices (with a trusted driver if required). Rates include unlimited kilometres, opening the door to many attractions in the north that would otherwise be inaccessible for budget and midrange travellers. It’s also possible to arrange car rentals through Kaskazini.