Chumbe Island Honeymoon Travel Guide


Introducing Chumbe Island, Zanzibar

Unwind on this privately owned island, located just 5km off the west coast of Zanzibar. The island is home to the Chumbe Island Coral Park, an award-wining private nature reserve comprising the Chumbe Reef Sanctuary and the Closed Forest Reserve.

Follow nature trails through unspoiled rainforest, looking out for tiny duiker antelopes and giant coconut crabs as well as more than 60 species of birdlife, including doves, roseate terns, kingfishers, fish eagles and peregrine falcons.

Snorkel and dive above lush coral gardens teeming with more than 350 species of fish, including groupers, angelfish, butterfly fish, triggerfish, boxfish, sweetlips, unicorn fish, trumpet fish and lionfish. Spot staghorn coral, sea anemones, hawksbill turtles and blue spotted stingrays.

Visit the 100-year-old mosque and the historic gas-powered lighthouse built by the British in 1904.


– Go for the day or stay longer and relax amid a range of creature comforts at the Chumbe Island Lodge, a thatched-roof, eco-friendly hotel.


– Chumbe Island is just 5km from Stone Town.
Latest update on this honeymoon destination: 21 April, 2022
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