Chumbe Island Coral Park multi-day tours from Zanzibar
Excursions & day trips

Chumbe Island Coral Park multi-day tours from Zanzibar

Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 24 hours to 72 hours
Do this because
  • Enjoy staying overnight in Eco-bungalows with zero impact on the environment
  • Snorkel through one of the best-preserved shallow reefs on the East African Coast
  • Explore the Chumbe Forest Reserve with its unique flora and fauna and meet the largest land-livings crabs
What to expect

Get ready for a multi-day tour to Chumbe Island Coral Park, the first privately managed marine protected area in the world. This unique island hosts a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve and is an internationally acclaimed conservation area. There, you will be able to experience one of East Africa’s most pristine coral reefs. Visiting the reserve also means contributing to the future of kids in Zanzibar as the revenue generated goes not only to manage the conservation but also supports the environmental education programs with local schools and communities.

You will stay overnight in an eco-bungalow which is specially designed to have zero impact on the environment. By generating its own energy and water with solar water heating and photovoltaic electricity, as well as rainwater catchment and filtration, each bungalow is a self-sufficient unit. During your stay on Chumbe Island, you can choose from the following activities that are included in the price. Please contact directly the hotel representative and coordinate the activities:

  • Guided snorkeling tour in the marine sanctuary which hosts more than 50 types of corals and over 500 reef fish species
  • Guided forest trail. Walk with an experienced ranger through the forest with a small population of endangered Ader's duiker antelopes and nearly 80 species of birds
  • Climb to the historical lighthouse over 132 steps and enjoy spectacular views of the island and Zanzibar
  • Guided Coconut crab observation walk at night-time with the full detailed information from the rangers
  • Guided inter-tidal walk (dependent on tide conditions) to explore the rock pools, impressive overhangs, and Chumbe's inter-tidal marine environment
  • Sunset sail on a Ngalawa boat, which a traditional dugout outrigger fishing boat that is commonly used by local fisherman
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    What's included
    • Snorkeling guide
    • Boat transfer to/from Chumbe Island
    • Guided walking tour
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance fees to Chumbe Island Coral Park
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Water
    • Snorkeling equipment
    • Accommodation
    What's not included
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 2-11)
    Where

    Plot number 143/93, Mbweni Street, Kiembe Samakie 2524, Tanzania

    Meeting point:

    Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

    What to remember
    • Please contact the hotel representative directly to coordinate the activities that you want to do in the island
    • Please ensure that you are able to swim and physically fit to join this activity
    • This activity is not allowed for children from 0-1 years old
    • It's recommended to bring swimming suits, towels, and reef shoes
    • Don't forget to bring your underwater camera to capture the magic
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Meet at the meeting point at 9.30am
    • The boat leaves for Chumbe Island at 10.00am
    • The boat returns to Zanzibar at 9.00am the next day
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    Provider
    Fisherman Tours & Travel Ltd.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 70% refund if you cancel up to 14 days before the activity begins.

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