Chumbe Island Lodge
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Chumbe Island Lodge
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Rooms:

Flush Toilet
Shower

Price Level:

Mid-range

Includes:

Airstrip Transfer
Full board

Excludes:

All flights
Premium drinks & Champagne
Personal & travel insurance
Gratuities
Personal Effects

Activities:

Kayaking

Location

Chumbe Island Lodge is located on the Southwest part of Zanzibar Stone Town.

Chumbe Island is a tiny coral island about six miles by boat from Zanzibar Town.

Many years ago, Tanzania had a military base here and strictly restricted access to the surrounding ocean. Thus the area’s coral remained untouched – even by local fishermen. After that, conservationists realised its value and when the military left, the area was placed under the protection of its own marine park.

The ecologically-sensitive design of the lodge is award-winning. It’s not only very green, but it also takes mainly local materials and building techniques to a higher level – to produce quite spectacular results.

The main dining and lounge area, which also functions as an education centre, is particularly impressive in the scale of its design.

Accommodation

Chumbe has 7 fully furnished bungalows with palm thatched roofs and handmade furniture.

There is one single-storey bungalow, plus six double-storey bungalows. All are lit by solar power at night.

The bungalows has a bedroom on the top floor, one wall of which can be lowered to stay open to the stars.

Downstairs is a bathroom, a lounge/living room area and a large hammock. In the bathroom, the solar-heated shower uses rainwater, and the toilet is a clever, long-drop composting design.

The main dining and lounge area, which also functions as an education centre, is particularly impressive in the scale of its design.

All of the bungalows are within 30 seconds’ walk of the beach.

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Chumbe Island Lodge