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Misali Island Tour

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Misali Island Tour

Misali Island, Pemba

8 hrs Guided Tour


A little patch of paradise surrounded by crystal waters and some of the most stunning coral reefs in the archipelago: a trip to Misali never disappoints. There are underwater and terrestrial nature trails, and you can arrange guides at the visitor centre. On the northeast of the island is Mbuyuni Beach, with fine, white sand and a small visitor centre. About a 10-minute walk south of the visitor centre is Bendera Cave, believed to be inhabited by the spirits of ancestors and used by some Pembans for traditional rituals. To the west are the larger Mpapaini Caves. Nesting turtles and breeding seabirds favour the beaches on its western side, which have been set aside just for them. There are no permanent settlements, though the island is in active use by local fishermen. Camping is not permitted for tourists.


Explore Bendera & Mpapaini Caves

Visit Nesting turtles and breeding seabirds

Diving paradises of East Africa, if not the world

Visit endangered and endemic Pemba flying Fox

Round-trip transport provided

Seafood lunch features Zanzibar flavors

Soft Drinks

Fresh Fruits

What You Can Expect

This is a full day snorkeling trip to Misali island. The tour will drive you toward the Wesha sea port. The boat is taken from Wesha sea port, an hour boat drive to reach the Misali island. Misali as a Marine Conservation Area is characterized by unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems of remarkable species diversity. about 350 fish species and 40 genera of hard corals have been recorded. The 1 Km sq. of terrestrial area supports the endangered nesting turtles and the dense coastal thickets harbor populations of green monkeys, the endangered and endemic Pemba flying Fox, globally endangered coconut crabs and various species of birds. Economically Misali provides direct livelihood supports to 11,400 people through fishing at Misali.

Misali is considered one of the diving paradises of East Africa, if not the world. It was once thought of as a safe haven by the pirates of the olden days and it is still believed that the local treasure of the notorious Captain Kidd might be awaiting discovery somewhere around here. Beautiful and extensive coral reefs, containing myriad fish and other marine life, surround the island, which hosts a rich inter-tidal ecosystem. Note that, on Misali, which has been gazetted as a Marine Conservation Area, landing fees are payable.

What's Included

Experienced Professional Tour guide

Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car

Entrances Fees

Seafood lunch features Zanzibar flavors

Snorkeling gear (life jacket, mask & flippers)

Boat charter

Transport waiting charge

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

What's Excluded

Medical Insurance

International Flights


Airport Taxes

Expenses of a personal Nature

Additional information

Tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Bookings can only be accepted for persons under 15 years of age when accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them.

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