Chumbe Island is a 16 acre private island that is set within Chumbe Island Coral Park, a Marine Protected Area about 13km off the coast of Zanzibar. It is on this magnificent island that Chumbe Island Lodge nestles. This island resort is run by Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd (CHICOP), a not for profit organization that ploughs the money it generates from tourists into sustaining its conservation efforts.
Live the life of barefoot luxury in one of 7 bungalows that will have made Robinson Crusoe go green with envy. The bungalows are erected using locally sourced materials that include coconut frond thatch and mangrove poles. They are cleverly designed to ensure privacy and yet exude a sense of liberty as though you are in the open.
All the bungalows overlook the sea and feature hammocks where you can lie and enjoy the vistas. There are en-suite facilities with hot showers and lounge areas that are decked in colourful fabrics and African art. All of the lodge’s buildings have been creatively designed to catch, filter and store their own rainwater.
Chumbe Island Coral Park uses solar power for lighting and water heating. The lodge has a bar and restaurant which serves a fusion of Zanzibari, Indian and Arabic influences and caters for vegetarians as well.