Pemba, the centre of Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique, is the world's third largest natural bay and has a long tradition of fishing and commerce inherited from the Arabs as far back as 800 years ago. Until the end of the 19th century, the most important commerce of the region was the ivory trade as well as the capture and export of slaves, first by Arabs and later by Portuguese.
Snorkelling preparation and knowledge is one pre-trip must before visiting Chuiba Bay Lodge. With Mozambique well known around the globe for its incredible diving, you cannot visit this exotic paradise and not be prepared to dive. Most travellers have never snorkelled or put a flipper on in their lifetime. We suggest doing a diving course before your next visit.
Chuiba Bay Lodge is located in Chuiba, just a few kms from the Town of Pemba, Northeast Mozambique, on the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean. Pemba airport now welcomes international flights direct from Maputo, Johannesburg, Mayote, Nairobi and Dar-Es-Salaam, with connections to the rest of the world. Cabo Delgado Province 425km of unspoilt coastline and Pemba with its beautiful bay and year-round warm temperature - climate is tropical and humid with temperatures ranging from 25ºC to 32ºC on the Wet Season and 19ºC to 28ºC on the dry season - has become an Eco Beach Destination for discerned holiday makers worldwide.
There are many things do to while in Pemba. All Pemba accommodation is great, the beaches are beautiful and sights are remarkable. Sometimes one would like to get involved in some of the more traditional and cultural activities the place has to offer. Chuibabaylodge is a beautiful luxury lodge that offers a wide range of easy to access cultural activities.
So you’ve booked your ticket, packed your bag, slapped on the SPF 50 and you’re ready for a well-deserved holiday of sun, sand and sea (or alternatively your mouse finger is still hovering over the ‘book flight’ button), when it hits you: What on earth is there to do in a place called Pemba?
Before you start to panic, take a deep breath and relax (start practising for your holiday) because we’ve drawn up a list of all the information you need in order to make the most of your trip to this seaside utopia.