Chumbe Island

Chumbe Island

Chumbe Island is an award-winning paradise! An accurate description would be Robinson Crusoe meets twenty-first century technology, and although this may sound like a peculiar combination it makes for a fantastic, relaxing and utterly luxurious holiday in some of Tanzania's most beautiful scenery. The attractions of Chumbe Island include some of the best snorkelling available in the Zanzibar archipelago, exclusive private beaches, a forest reserve containing duiker and coconut crabs and a lighthouse offering superb views.

Chumbe Island is really famous for its amazing ventures into the world of sustainable eco-tourism, combined with high levels of luxury and exclusivity. The seven bungalows all have a views of the beach and Indian Ocean, and all have self-contained bathrooms with running hot and cold water. Each bungalow captures its own freshwater supply from the specially-designed roof during the rainy season. The water is then carefully filtered and stored in underground cisterns below each bungalow. The water is then hand-pumped through a solar-powered heating system into hot & cold-water containers to supply the shower and basin in the bathroom.

Chumbe Island has many more remarkable and effective ecologically sound methods of dealing with everyday issues, and prides itself on its integration into the surrounding habitat. The lodge also runs education programs for local schoolchildren, building on environmental awareness and sustainability. A trip here is an excellent relaxing end to a Tanzania safari, as well as an eye-opening look at how luxury can be achieved with minimal environmental impact.


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  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
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  • We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

  • We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

    Sheri Six

    United States of America, Sept 2013

  • We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.

    Richard Goldberg

    United Kingdom, Jun 2013

  • All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.

    Massimo Randi

    Austria, Jul 2013

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we feel that the service you offered was well worth the money we paid. Salim was wonderful. Very interesting to talk to us, and an excellent driver.

    Claire Austin

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • I am just emailing to say how amazing the safari was and I would like to thank you, The food was great and we saw so many animals its exceeded our expectations completely.

    Samantha Crichton

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013