Chumbe Island is a small privately owned island a few kilometres off the main island of Zanzibar, known for its ecological innovation and exceptional coral reefs.


The high quality of the reef is attributable to the fact that the island was within a military zone which limited human impact on the marine life.


The island has two historic buildings, a small mosque, and a lighthouse, both built around the turn of the 20th century



Biodiversity of Chumbe Island

Chumbe Island and the surrounding area display an exceptional amount of biodiversity in both plant and animal life. For example, at least 90% of all hard coral species that have been recorded in Eastern African reefs have been found near Chumbe Island. In addition to coral, around 400 fish species that are part of 50 fish families have been documented, including more rare species of fish like the Giant Groupe


Attractions choices for Chumbe private Island

We’ve selected a range of attractions and accommodation options for when you visit Pemba Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences

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Diving in Chumbe Private island

Come and dive in the first marine your scuba diving holidy today

Amazing Chumbe coral reefs

You can only find these reefs in Chumbe.The Coral Reef Paradise off of Zanzibar

Chumbe island Lodge

Swim privately, quietly and calmly in the humble island.

No NOISE, Just you and the Waters

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