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Chumbe Island Coral Park

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7/10

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Highlights

- Fantastic Snorkelling
- Pristine beaches
- Desert Island Ecolodge
- Basic Accommodation

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Overview

Chumbe Island is the home of conservation and offers some of the best snorkelling opportunities in the region. Located on the west coast of Zanzibar Island, off the coast of Tanzania, this ‘eco-lodge’ is perfect for travellers who are willing to go back to basics to enjoy the natural beauty of this private island.

In terms of activities, snorkelling is the main attraction Chumbe has to offer. The accommodation is all inclusive (apart from alcoholic drinks) and therefore all the snorkelling equipment and instruction is included in the price. With some beautiful coral reefs and a resident Hawksbill turtle to spot, this really is a treat for novices and experts alike. Nature trails and guided walks give you the chance to explore the island a little further and include a trip up the historical Chumbe lighthouse. As you would expect on an island, there is little else to do but sit back, relax and enjoy the pristine beaches and beautiful scenery around you.

The accommodation is traditional and somewhat basic, in keeping with the feel of the island. The seven bungalows are mere steps away from the ocean and feature comfortable hammocks. Each bungalow is ensuite and features large living rooms all furnished in traditional fabrics and using handmade furniture. State of the art technology is used to preserve the ecosystem of the island including solar power and water recycling.

A fine example of true ‘Ecotourism’, Chumbe Island Coral Park is a great choice for those interested in the extensive conservation project on the island or those just wanting some peace and quiet.

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Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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