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Chumbe Island

Designated as the first Marine reserve in Tanzania in 1994, Chumbe Island Coral Park contains over 90% of all marine species that have been recorded in East African reefs. The island, located between the Zanzibar and Tanzania coastlines, has just seven eco-bungalows, each with palm thatching, hot and cold water, large living areas and a composting toilet. Enjoy meals in the open air dining room with beautiful views over the Indian Ocean where Zanzibar adventures are limitless. Snorkel in shallow water looking for beautiful corals, tropical fish, and hawksbill turtles. At low tide look for smaller creatures in the tide pools just off the island, or hike in the forest reserve. For an overview of the island climb the 131 steps to the top of the Chumbe Lighthouse.