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How to get to Fundu Lagoon

Pemba is best reached by light aircraft, landing at Chake Chake airport (PMA). Local airlines include Zanair, Auric Air, Flightlink and As Salaam. Nearby international airports include Zanzibar, Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi. Some international flights connect well to Pemba while others require an overnight stop. Private charter flights are also available - contact details can be provided on request. We cannot accept any flight arrivals after 17hrs, so please take this into account when booking flights. The ferry service from Zanzibar is unreliable. There is no suitable road access.

Transfers

USD 45 per person each way. Guests will be met at Chake Chake airport. The first stage of the transfer is by vehicle to the ferry port, Mkoani, which takes approximately 35-40 minutes. We then provide a private boat service to Fundu Lagoon, which takes 10-20 minutes depending on the tides.

Stone Town, Zanzibar

Transfers from the airport to a hotel in Stone Town costs USD 20 each way.

Flights

Flights operate daily. Costs are per person one way, including airport taxes. Luggage options:15kg or 30kg per person, including hand luggage, in soft sided bags. 100% for cancellation within 24 hours or no-shows. All rates and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Visas

Check with your local Embassy / High Commission before departure. To avoid lengthy queues, visas can be purchased online prior to arrival (no later than three weeks before). Visitors from many countries can purchase a visa on arrival at the airport (USD 50 single entry / US Citizens pay USD 100), which is valid for 90 days. Only Credit Cards are accepted.

Health

There is access to a doctor in an emergency. Malaria is present in Tanzania. Accommodation has robust mosquito nets over beds and windows, but we recommend bringing a good personal insect repellent for the evenings. Room repellent is supplied. Please seek advice from your health centre for vaccines and prophylaxis. Larium is unsuitable for divers. Effective sun protection and natural-fibre clothes are recommended. Water comes from our own wells and is clean. There is also plenty of bottled water available. Fundu Lagoon is accessed by boat - bring seasickness pills or bands if particularly sensitive.

Weather

Daytime temperature varies from 26 to 32°C. The best weather is from December to March and again from July to early November, with the optimum months being July to September. November and April see light rains. It is hottest in January and February. The water temperature is 27 to 28°C on average.

Dress Code

Relaxed. Outside of the resort, please cover shoulders, elbows, and knees. Topless sunbathing is prohibited by law.

Currency

The local currency is Tanzanian Shillings (TShs) and is not available internationally. Visitors should bring a mix of hard currency, preferable US Dollars. Fundu Lagoon accepts Visa & Mastercard with a 6% surcharge.

Timezone

GMT +2 in British summer
GMT +3 in British winter

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