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Chumbe Island Coral Park

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- World Class Snorkelling
- Pristine beaches
- Desert Island Ecolodge
- Basic Accommodation

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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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    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

  • We had the most amazing time. It exceeded all my hopes of what the trip would be. The guides, the hotels - everything was of such a wonderful quality. Thank you for organizing everything. I will absolutely recommend Tourdust and use you again.

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