Pemba Island Warnings and Dangers
Reviews from VirtualTourist Members
Check out the Political situation before you go
There are high political tensions in Zanzibar andPemba at times between the local, Independence-oriented party and the Tanzanian Govt. Atrocities are claimed on both sides and I was there before election time when tensions were particularly high. Tourists aren't a target for either party, but be careful at election times and check the web for info. (you won't get info on western news media).
The daladala taxis are crazy-fast!
Some daladala (shared covered pick-up type taxi) drivers drive like they've got a plane to catch in the next few minutes. Grit your teeth and hope you don't end up like the dead daladalas I saw on the roadside occasionally. Shorter journeys on the worse roads are safest. Or hire a bicycle for a day - it's much more contemplative and healthy!
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