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Chumbe Island Coral Park

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

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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  • We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
    Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
    Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
    The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
    I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
    Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!

    MissingJennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

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