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
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Destinations near Chumbe private Island
Zanzibar island 14 miles away
Mnemba Private Island 35 miles away