Coastal Basecamp

Chumbe Island

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Prices From: $200

Lots of activities are waiting for you on and around Chumbe Island. (Make sure you bring enough time with you!) The whole of Chumbe Island is a nature reserve and you may explore its beauties either under the competent guidance of our park rangers or at your leisure. Snorkel through our unique shallow water Reef Sanctuary or explore the Forest Reserve and historical monuments. Take an excursion out SCUBA diving the nearby reefs, or perhaps just allow yourself a lazy day watching dhows and outrigger boats go by.

Accommodation on Chumbe Island is - in many aspects - something really special. It's what Robinson Crusoe could only have dreamt about! Firstly, the bungalows themselves are so brilliantly designed that they provide both privacy and a sense of freedom of living in the open. Many of our clients find these bungalows exceptionally romantic (honeymooners love them), but any individual with a passion for natural beauty will find these bungalows captivating beyond measure. All bungalows overlook the sea and it takes just 30 seconds to stroll from the comforts of your bungalow hammock to feeling the warm tropical ocean lapping at your feet. Since there are only seven bungalows, the island never gets crowded, even when we are fully booked.


Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern



All Meals All Meals

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Scuba Scuba

Wildlife Wildlife

Fishing Fishing

Family Friendly Family Friendly

General Information

1st January 2009 - 28th February 2009:
$250 per person per night

1st March 2009 - 19th April 2009:
$200 per person per night

Closed from: 20th April 2009 - 15th June 2009

Children under 2 years free of charge, 2 - 12 years half price.

Boat transport to and from the island on the morning transfer
Full-board meals
Sodas, water and snacks
Boat transfers onto the reef for snorkeling
Guidance on the reef and through the forest trails
Use of snorkelling equipment
Tuition in snorkelling, if required
All taxes

Rates do not include late boat transfers or alcoholic drinks (which are available for purchase on the island).