Day trip is possible to Chumbe Island, however as a Marine Protected Area (MPA) the Island carefully manage the numbers of guests on the island at any one time (maximum 14 guests only). As the facilities are primarily focused towards those guests who book an overnight trip, day trips can be done only when there is availability in the lodge. The Island can be reached in 45 minutes boat ride from Mbweni Beach, It covers 16 hectors of undisturbed forest and surrounded by a virgin coral reef, the sanctuary has more than 200 a pieces of pristine stone corals, about 400 species of fish and turtles & dolphins regularly passing by.
Chumbe Island which is situated 8 miles southwest of Zanzibar Town is a marine protected area that is self-funded through an eco-accommodation located on the Island. Experience world-class snorkeling, pass the time on an empty beach and savour Chumbe’s most famous Zanzibar cuisine. It is an uninhabited island dominated by coral rag forest and bordered, on its western shore, by a fringing coral reef of exceptional biodiversity and beauty.
The price include the following:
- Guide service
- Snorkeling equipment
- Marine fee
- Government tax and VAT