About Chumbe Island Coral Park

Chumbe Island Coral Park

Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd. (CHICOP) is an award-winning private nature reserve that was developed from 1991 for the conservation and sustainable management of uninhabited Chumbe Island off Zanzibar.

The reserve includes a fully protected Coral Reef Sanctuary and Forest Reserve that harbour rare wildlife, a Visitor and Education centre, a small eco-lodge, nature walks and historical monuments. All buildings and operations are based on state-of-the-art eco-technology aiming at zero impact on the environment (rainwater catchment, photovoltaic energy and solar water heating, composting toilets, vegetative greywater filtration etc.).

The company objectives are non-commercial, while operations follow commercial principles. The overall aim of CHICOP is to create a model of financially and ecologically sustainable park management, where ecotourism supports conservation, research and comprehensive Environmental Education programs for local schools and other benefits for local people.

In 2011, Chumbe Island became the first Global Ecosphere Retreat (GER) certified Long Run Destination through the Jochen Zeitz Foundation which means that Chumbe strives for the highest standards in sustainability through the balance of conservation and commerce, whilst fostering community development and cultural stewardship.

Chumbe’s sustainable management and promotion of key ecosystem services for the region has since been recognized on many levels, including being mentioned in the UN Secretary General’s report to the General Assembly on protection of coral reefs for sustainable livelihoods and development, which states: “A noted example for PES (Payment for Ecosystem Services) within the context of coral reefs habitat is the private, non-profit Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd (CHICOP) in Tanzania (2012).

Chumbe Island Coral Park
Chumbe Island - Mbweni, Zanzibar - 0000
Phone: +255777413232 -
Email: book.cumbeisland@chumbeisland.com

Chumbe Island Coral Park Initiatives
Chumbe Island Coral Park Initiatives
Chumbe Island Coral Park Initiatives
Chumbe Island Coral Park Initiatives
Chumbe Island Coral Park Initiatives
  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • Waste recycling
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Green building
  • Solar panels
  • Water flow reducers
  • Grey-water recovery & reuse
  • Supporting environmental activities
  • Towel change on request
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Supporting social activities
  • No pesticides
  • Solar water heaters
  • We collect rainwater for irrigation
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling of all kinds of materials through certified companies
  • Water reducing shower heads
  • Solar Hot Water
  • recycle/upcycle of damaged bedding and towels
  • Recycled glass
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Chumbe Island Coral Park Facilities
Chumbe Island Coral Park Facilities
Chumbe Island Coral Park Facilities
Chumbe Island Coral Park Facilities
Chumbe Island Coral Park Facilities
Chumbe Island Coral Park Facilities
Chumbe Island Coral Park Facilities
  • General
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • library
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Safe
  • Solar water heating
  • Pools/Wellness
  • Beach Chairs
  • Massage (Additional charge)
  • Pool sunbeds & umbrellas
  • Food and Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Baby Chairs at the restaurant
  • Parking and Transport
  • Airport Transfer (Extra cost may be applicable)
  • Shuttle Service
  • Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Smiling faces
  • Things to do
  • Snorkeling
  • Board Games & Puzzles
  • Walking Tours
  • Close by
  • Close to Airport
  • Beach Front
  • Private beach area
  • Close to beach
  • Close to Airport
  • Cleanliness & Safety
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fire extinguishers
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  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • Waste recycling
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Green building
  • Solar panels
  • Water flow reducers
  • Grey-water recovery & reuse
  • Supporting environmental activities
  • Towel change on request
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Supporting social activities
  • No pesticides
  • Solar water heaters
  • We collect rainwater for irrigation
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling of all kinds of materials through certified companies
  • Water reducing shower heads
  • Solar Hot Water
  • recycle/upcycle of damaged bedding and towels
  • Recycled glass
  • No daily house keeping
  • We run beach clean-ups
  • We run reef clean-ups
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Plant Protection
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • library
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Restaurant
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Airport Transfer (Extra cost may be applicable)
  • Shuttle Service
  • Baggage storage
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Snorkeling
  • Board Games & Puzzles
  • Walking Tours
  • Close to Airport
  • Beach Front
  • Private beach area
  • Close to beach
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Close to Airport
  • Safe
  • Solar water heating
  • Massage (Additional charge)
  • Baby Chairs at the restaurant
  • Smiling faces
  • Pool sunbeds & umbrellas