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3-Day Chumbe Island Excursion

3-Day Chumbe Island Excursion

3 days

3-Day Chumbe Island Excursion
from $595 USD

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Teh Chumbe Island Coral Park includes a fully protected Coral Reef Sanctuary and Forest Reserve that harbour rare wildlife, a Visitor and Education centre, a small eco-lodge, nature walks and historical monuments.  It is famous for the amazing snorkeling and the rare coconut crabs.

Due to its protection the reef has remained in a pristine state and represents one of the most beautiful and diverse shallow reefs in the region. It hosts 90% of East Africa’s hard coral species, over 400 reef fish species and is an important feeding ground for hawksbill and green turtles.

Since there are only seven bungalows, the island never gets crowded.  All bungalows overlook the sea and it takes just 30 seconds to stroll from the comforts of your bungalow hammock to feeling the warm tropical ocean lapping at your feet.


Day 1: Arrive Zanzibar Airport, transfer to Mbwenzi Ruins Hotel, boat ride to Chumbe Island (LD)


When you arrive at the Zanzibar Airport, a driver will meet you for a transfer to the Mbweni Ruins Hotel. There is a scheduled boat at 10:00am to go to Chumbe Island.

NOTE: To get on and off the boat, you may have to briefly walk into the ocean, so you should dress appropriately (i.e. avoid long pants and wear beach shoes that can get wet, with straps, rather than flip flops).

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Chumbe Island Coral Park

Day 2: Activities on Chumbe Island (BLD)


Today is full day of activities at Chumbe Island. The whole of Chumbe Island is a nature reserve and you may explore its beauty either under the competent guidance of our experienced rangers or at your leisure. All guided activities are included in your stay and scheduled daily, according to the prevalent tides to ensure snorkelling is conducted when tide conditions are optimal.

Snorkel through our unique shallow water Coral Reef Sanctuary, join guided nature walks and gaze at historical monuments. Take an excursion out scuba diving the nearby reefs, or perhaps just allow yourself a lazy day watching dhows and outrigger boats going by.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Chumbe Island Coral Park

Day 3: Depart Chumbe for Zanzibar Island (B)

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The boat back to Zanzibar Island departs at 9:00am and arrives at the Mbweni Ruins Hotel dock at 10:00am. We can arrange a Stone Town Tour, Spice Tour, transfer to the airport, or extend your stay on Zanzibar.

Meals included: Breakfast


3-Day Chumbe Island Excursion
from $595 USD
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NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • Boat transport to and from the island on the morning transfers. The boat to Chumbe leaves from Mbweni Ruins Hotel; Check in time is 09:30 am for a 10:00 am boat departure. On return day to Zanzibar check out is at 08:00 for 09:00 boat departure
  • Eco-bungalow accommodation
  • Full-board meals, sodas, water, and snacks
  • Boat, guide and equipment for snorkeling
  • Tuition in snorkeling, if required
  • Guided walks through the forest trails and intertidal area (if low tide)
  • Laundry service
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Taxis and non-scheduled boat rides
  • Alcoholic drinks

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