We strive to create a holistic and positive experience for our guests, who in turn support the conservation of this unique island, provide the opportunity for local people to learn new skills and earn a living using them.
Authentic eco-tourism benefits all parties; nature itself, the people who live on Shamiani Island, and guests through the lifelong memories they will take home. We love to tread lightly in this lost paradise.
To fulfill our vision we need volunteer help for the following:
• Create and implement a ten year management plan for our project.
• Promote Pemba as a serious eco-tourism destination.
• Conservation technical specialists to create a baseline survey of the island and make recommendations for further research and conservation.
• Alternative energy technicians to support and recommend new and innovative systems for the lodge.
• Volunteers with specialist knowledge in hospitality and commerce to further develop our training of local people, so that they can benefit from the existence of the lodge.
Our volunteers will be warmly welcomed into our extended family at Pemba Lodge to share their knowledge and expertise, participate in daily life... and enjoy the holiday of a lifetime! If you are an expert and would like to conduct research or studies and share your knowledge with us, please send us your proposal for an extended working holiday at Pemba Lodge!
Pemba Lodge uses a percentage of its revenue to fund future marine and environmental projects around the Island.
As part of our commitment to conservation on the island, Pemba Lodge has entered into a campaign in conjunction with the local community to help protect the turtle population, which is fast declining around both Unguja and Pemba.
We also cooperate with and sponsor the Uzi Island Sea Turtle sanctuary and program.
Pemba Lodge was built in 2009-2010 on the untouched Shamiani Island off Pemba, Zanzibar. Highlighted as the latest up-and-coming eco-lodge in East Africa by the respected Bradt Travel Guide to Zanzibar, it opened in September 2010. It was inspired by the owner’s enthusiasm to establish a true eco-lodge on his homeland of Pemba.
Pemba Island is the sister to the more developed Zanzibar (Unguja) Island and lies 50 km off the Tanzanian Coast. It is a lush, traditionally farmed island famed for its aromatic clove plantations and beautiful rolling hills.
At the southeastern tip of Pemba Island lies Shamiani Island, home to Pemba Lodge.