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Chumbe Island Coral Park

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Chumbe Island, Tanzania
Chumbe Island Coral Park
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came here with my daughter to experience something different and we weren't disappointed. It is a truly unique experience and one I would thoroughly recommend. I learnt to snorkel. Our instructor Beka, excellent teacher was so patient, I have previously felt very nervous but now can snorkel without any hesitation. And it came with the package.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights from 25th June. We saw sea turtles, reef sharks, sea eagles, coconut crabs, king fishers........... The accommodation is just simply fantastic (we stayed in # 7 - like living on the beach......in comfort....the sounds of the ocean is still ringing in my ears), the people wonderful, the food delicious. Please go!. It was our... More 

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Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip (1 night at Chumbe Island) was a birthday present from my husband. What a beautiful place. I will never forget it. The staff, the food, the accomodation, nature ( coconutcrab) ,sealife: everything was so good en so beautiful. It 's like paradise. I recommanded Chumbe Island to everyone.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best snorkeling we have done in years. Far better than at Prison Island. Amazing food and very unique and fun accommodations. Maybe the most romantic place we have stayed at. Nice private beach. Only 14 guests on the island at any one time. Just Awesome.

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there as a family group of 14. It felt like we were "The Swiss Family Robinson" (an old tv show). The solar panels and composting toilets were a nice surprise, as it allows the Island to be preserved and unpolluted. The cabins were very clean, well maintained and real treat. Waking up seeing an ocean view from our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had in mind that this would be a unique excursion whilst in Zanzibar, but nothing prepared me for this unbelievable breathtaking experience that I will surely do again. We received an eco-friendly bungalow (for the full day trip - made the mistake of not doing an overnight stay) and went out snorkeling/free-diving and saw corals and fish that some... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a study abroad program, we had 30 students spend 2 nights at Chumbe (~10 at a time), and I stayed for the entire 7 days. We were here during Ramadan, so there were two part-time rangers helping out with the snorkeling. Every one of the staff was fantastic, the food was incredible, the island is great, the coral reef... More 

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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Chumbe Island is an excellent combination of conservation, tourism, luxury holidaying and exotic views. We stayed one night and the following day, so were able to really enjoy what Chumbe Island has to offer (not to mention being lucky enough to be the only people staying for the night!). Activities include snorkelling, a forest walk, lighthouse tour and nighttime coconut... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Suggested by a friend, I stayed at Chumbe for one night with four other people. The staff were friendly and very accommodating (letting us stay 3 to a bungalow). The food was amazing-fresh with plenty of vegetarian options. Even if you can't stay overnight, it is definitely worth it for a day trip. I will visit again!

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Trois-Rivières
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

In an amazing setting, beautiful coral reef, beautiful island. Staff so nice, they want to make you stay forever. The food by the chef John is just exceptionnal. But mostly great values we were happy to help: An ecolodge with solar electricity, everything to minimize waste, education and conservation of marine life. I recommend to everyone.

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