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Zanzibar: Full-Day Protected Chumbe Island Tour w. Lunch

Zanzibar: Full-Day Protected Chumbe Island Tour w. Lunch

From US$ 140 per person

Discover the amazing Chumbe island, a pristine and protected coral island. Snorkel in the colorful underwater world and spot a huge variety of fish and corals.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Swim in an award-winning private nature reserve
  • Enjoy Swahili cuisine for lunch in the exclusive atmosphere of a secluded island
  • Explore one of the last pristine coral islands around
  • Marvel at the almost untouched reef and its many fish, corals, turtles, and friendly sharks
Full description
Snorkel in the most colorful underwater world with a huge variety of fish, corals, turtles and other fascinating sea creatures. Learn about the marine life, forest, and nature reserve from professional guides. Enjoy a tour of one of the eco-bungalows available for overnight guests, and taste the delicious Swahili cuisine for lunch. The Chumbe Island Coral Park is an award-winning private nature reserve and one of the last pristine coral islands around. It is the home of many rare and endangered animals that are protected here. The park includes a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve, a visitor and education center, nature trails, historical ruins, and eco-bungalows for overnight guests. Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available to borrow before your experienced guide and a professional marine biologist take you on the most beautiful snorkeling tour you may have ever experienced. The almost untouched reef includes over 400 species of fish, more than 200 species of corals, turtles, friendly sharks, and many more. After you return, a delicious buffet with dessert is served. The rest of the day you can relax at the beach, enjoy the many sitting areas at the education center and around the island, or you can go on a guided nature trail walk. As a Marine Protected Area, the number of guests on the island is limited to 14 persons. Day trip bookings can only be made if there is availability in the lodge. This means that we can only take advance bookings for overnight stays and not for day trips (which can be booked a couple of days beforehand).
  • Boat transfer from/to Mbweni Ruins hotel to the island
  • Freshly cooked lunch
  • Soda, water, and snacks
  • Tour guide
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Snorkeling lesson if required
  • Guided walk through the forest trails and intertidal area (in case of low tide)
  • All taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks ( but are available for purchase on the island)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
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