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Remains of an early settlement
Located a little way south east of Tumbe are the ruins of a large 15th century town, now largely overgrown and offering very little in the way of an attraction other than the pleasant walk through fields to reach it. The settlement is thought to have been ruled by Harun bin Ali, the son of the notorious Mkana Ndune of Pujini. By all accounts he was as cruel as his father, earning himself the nickname of Mvanja Pau, the breaker of the pole. The large town spanning across 20 hectares is said to have once boasted a fort, reception halls, two mosques and an iron works as well as a harbour in the nearby creek.
Pemba Lodges with Style
Our team at Specialist Tanzania regularly visit Pemba's growing choice of accommodation to check on hotel quality, service levels and new developments. Here's our choice of Pemba lodges which offer a nice mix of style, location, ambience and service. To include your choice in any of the holidays we offer, just contact us for a quote!
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