Chumbe Island Coral Park is a unique eco-lodge based on a tropical island eight kilometres from the guest pick-up point on Zanzibar Island. The eco-lodge was opened in 1998 and has seven bungalows with all the latest eco-technology from solar lighting and water heaters, to compost toilets and natural air conditioning. Guests enjoy a Swahili/ European fusion of cuisine cooked by professional staff. Tea, coffee and local herb teas are always available and the head chef is famous for producing excellent desserts alongside his beautifully presented salads and main dishes.
Chumbe Island is famous for its snorkelling as it boasts one of the most pristine coral reefs in East Africa, which has been actively protected since 1994. Many guests visit, to go on marine safari as the reef contains more than two hundred different species of hard corals and four hundred and twenty three species of fish. The coral rag forest has a nature trail where the protected Ader’s Duikers live alongside the rare and nocturnal Coconut crabs. Interesting birds, butterflies and bats can also be seen. Everything on Chumbe Island is designed to fully protect the fragile nature of this island reserve, respect local culture and promote environmental education. The project is not for profit objectives.
Number of rooms: 7
Guide Price: Double room from US $400 per night, full board