Day trip to Chumbe Island Coral Park

About the tour

Six kilometers south of Stone Town, surrounded by pristine coral reef, Chumbe Island Coral Park is one of the world’s most successful eco-tourism projects. 

In 1994 the reef surrounding Chumbe Island was named Tanzania’s first marine National park. Activities on the island is aimed at learning about the surrounding environment and ecology, and include guided snorkeling on the nearby reefs, forest walks along nature trails and walks across the intertidal zone on the beach.

What is so special about Chumbe’s coral reef?

Chumbe Island Coral Park is an award-winning private nature reserve. Including a fully protected Coral Reef Sanctuary and Forest Reserve that harbor rare wildlife.

The coral reef outside Chumbe holds over 90% of the coral diversity found in East Africa.

Over 200 species of hard coral can be found there, which provide home for over 440 identified fish species.


What is included

Transfer from and to the hotel

Lunch at Chumbe - typical Zanzibarian meal

Boat ride to Chumbe Island

Guided walk through the forest and intertidal area

Marine Park and entrance fees

Guided snorkelling at the coral reef

Useful information

Tour Duration

Full day

Things to bring


Walking shoes