Chumbe Island Eco Tour

Chumbe Island Coral Park, Chumbe Island, Zanzibar

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Duration

7 Hours

Tour Type

Ecotourism

Location

West Zanzibar

Overview

Chumbe Island is located eight miles southwest of Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania , this Island is a successful self-sustaining marine park and forest reserve off the coast of East Africa.The 55-acre island is covered by a coral rag forest, where vegetation grows without groundwater in a bed of recent coral deposits, and is bordered by a fringing coral reef (a type of reef that is directly attached to a shore).The coral reef is home to over 420 fish species and 200 stone coral species.Following successful rat eradication, the island has become a sanctuary for many endangered and rare species, such as Ader’s Duikers, Coconut Crabs, and Roseate Terns.

This island was selected for the sanctuary from among several candidates because a nearby shipping lane limited fishing around the island, and aim was intended to avoid alienating the local fishermen, whose support would be necessary for the success of the project.Self-sustainable, both financially and environmentally, the coral park is an example of conservation and ecotourism.Revenues generated from eco-tourism cover all operational expenses for project and pay for the public education program.

The initial capital for the project was provided in part by the company and in part by eco-friendly donors and ensure all measure are taken ensure minimize the human impact on the ecosystem.Unlikely to other Island excursion trips, Chumbe Island offers a typical eco-tourism life experience yet share it magnificent stunning view of its kinds enough to make your tour very impressive and unforgettable, in other point is to say Chumbe is a “Nature Reserve”.

The trip start from Mbweni Ruins where we will be taken by the Chumbe Island`s fiber boat to the Island , it almost 25mins to 35mins depending on the wind direction to get there .A team of competent rangers will be there ready to introduce you to all guided activities of the day like Snorkeling, Nature walk through the forest trails and historical monuments.

Enjoy your snorkelling in the unique shallow water coral reef sanctuary and in the afternoon enjoy your superb Swahili and sea food cuisines with some soft drinks , relax for a while then join guided nature walk and finally gaze at historical monuments, after a full day of fun we get into the boat ready return to Mbweni ruins ,welcomed by our diver to take you back to your hotel and that will be the end of this trip.We end our tour at Darajani Market an easy location you can access your trip-connections to where else you may want to go or should we return you back to your hotel.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Pick up from your hotel to Mbweni ruins 
  • Once arrive get a brief orientation about your full day Chumbe trip including safety
  • Getting onboard (Fibire boat) for almost 35 minutes ride to land to Chumber
  • Recieve a warm welcoming from Chumbe team of staff and crews gettign all safety gears
  • You will get a professional tour guide to walk through the whole tours 
  • Here you will have an opportunity to snorkel , swim and enjoy the history 
  • Later enjoy a superb cultural swahili lunch and soft drinks
  • Proceed with nature trail walking tour through the Chumbe bushes spotting animals
  • You will have a beautiful chance to visit an historical sites built many decades ago
  • Enjoy free audio guides available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese

Included/Excluded

Informative fluent English speaking guide
Go and return ground transfer to your hotel
Fiber/Boat to and fro Chumbe Island
Snorkeling gear and life jackets ,
2Litres of Pure drinking water ,
Superb Sea Food,
All entry fees,
All government taxes
Anything which has not mentioned in this package

Travel Styles

Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Activities
Historical tour

Facilities

Snorkeling gears
Full insured & inspected vehilce
Sanitizer

Tour Location

Chumbe Island Coral Park, Chumbe Island, Zanzibar

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