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 wonderful time on safari. The vehicle was great, reliable and comfortable. Our guide Amos was fantastic, he was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and made our safari really enjoyable.

    Vickie Waltham

    United Kingdom, Aug 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • We had a wonderful trip. Thanks very much to you, Wild Things and to Abbas for putting together such a memorable safari for us.

    Kathryn Woof

    United Kingdom, Dec 2013

  • We had an amazing time. Everything was perfect Francis was AMAZING we came to realize the guide you have is the key to a great safari. We will be sure to recomend you to anyone planning a trp to you

    Serino Margaret

    United States of America, Jun 2013