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Chumbe Island

CHUMBE ISLAND

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CHUMBE ISLAND


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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. The island itself, covered with lush coral rag forest, is a designated forest reserve. Visitors can come for the day to snorkel over the incredible coral reef, home to over 370 species of fish, turtles and dolphins. The experience chumbe island properly, stay the night in one of the seven ‘eco-bandas’ that nestile in the forest. The most interesting fact is that, each of the “eco-bandas” is a two-storey private cottage and such cottages are building with the local materials like the shells, driftwood and colourful local fabrics. Water and energy on Chumbe are self sustaining. The storing, filtering and the reusing of the rain water are fantastic to see here.

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Chumbe Island
Chumbe Island
Chumbe Island