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Chumbe Island Coral Park

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Chumbe Island, Tanzania
Chumbe Island Coral Park
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, UK
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment we jumped off the boat and waded ashore, it was the most fantastic stay, We loved lowering the thatched wall in our cabin and letting the sea breeze in, watching the most amazing sunset over dinner, climbing up the lighthouse, and of course the snorkelling. After our last dinner, a friendly staff member told us to follow... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Chumbe Island is a MUST for anyone visiting Tanzania …This amazing coral park is inspiring, exciting, educating, welcoming and a unique experience. In my overnight stay I snorkeled the protected coral reef and was amazed at the abundant life there. In the afternoon I went on a forest walk and discovered varied life in the forest and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chumbe Island is unreal. If you love nature then make sure you go. Perfect location, wonderful team, great food, unbeatable snorkelling and lots more for nature lovers. The eco lodges are wonderful. The crabs are amazing. A very special experience. Up there with the best places we have ever been to. Asante Sanaaaaaaaa

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In a land far far away
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a lovely 24 hours on Chumbe Island. The bungalows are wonderfully designed, with a lovely swing on the main floor, full bathroom, lots of room upstairs with a reading light and fans. The side of the roof lowers to let in more air and lets you look out over the garden and ocean. The food is fresh and... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This island is among the most beautiful places we’ve visited. The stay here was lovely all the way through. Super romantic, calm, everyone so friendly. Most people seem to come for the day, but staying 1-2 nights is definitely worth it. We practically had the island to ourselves when here! The boatride out was a bit tricky since you have... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It turns out if the resort is not fully booked that you can book a day tour of this amazing island. That’s what we did. It cost about $100.00 and included delicious lunch,a guide forest tour, a trip up the lighthouse and best of all the most memorable snorkeling opportunity ever! The marine area is protected and access is limited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This island is a must see if you happen to be on Sansibar. It's a fantastic experience supported by a fantastic staff. We got the chance to stay overnight and would do so again if possible. Comparing to the experience we already gathered during the day the additional dinner under the night sky and the night "in the jungle" created... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Chumbe Island is absolutely worth a visit. Chumbe/ the coral park is a "restricted area" they can only take 15 visitors each day, and you can not visit the island without a booking. It´s possible to go for a daytrip, but only if the bungalows is not fully booked for overnight stays. It´s expensive: USD 90 for adults and USD... More 

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Derby, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Chumbe island was the highlight of our trip to Zanzibar, the trip started with snorkelling on the protected reef, my partner isn't a strong swimmer and was a little concerned about doing this but the instructor J2 was amazing, he looked after him made him feel safe and he thoroughly enjoyed this experience, for which we can't thank him enough.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A Truls unique place. Barefoot luxury with fantastic snorkeling possibilities. Chumbe is a Marine Protection Area with a 7 bungalow resort facility. We spent two nights and wished we could have støyer longer. It is the deserted island you don't want to be rescued from.

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