Chumbe Island Lodge

Reviews of Chumbe Island Lodge

Excellent(99%) From 34 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 34 of our travellers who have visited Chumbe Island Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr Baobab - Wimborne
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chumbe Island review

An amazingly beatiful and peaceful island run by local people in a sustainable fashion. The food, service and accomodation were excellent. With only 6 guest houses it feels very exclusive but also very cosy.

I would recommend this to anyone. If it wasn't for the distance I would make it a regular visit.

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The Purple Rollers - Brighton
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chumbe Island experience

Chumbe Island is different! Lovely setting, wonderful people, and overall a great pleasure. We learnt a great deal.

We discovered afterwards that we could have left baggage at the office Mbweni Ruins Beach Hotel. Had we known, we could easily have organised our bags to take enough for our stay, and this would have helped a great deal with transport to the island.

You mention the need to wade to the boat or shore. We hit a particularly low tide, so found ourselves very wet, thigh high in water, and walking for 300 yards or so through mud and coral. It can't be done in flimsy flip flops, or bare feet!

We truly enjoyed the visit.

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Mrs Red-eyed Dove - London
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chumbe Island review

one of the best places we stayed at overall.

Facilities were better than we had been expecting (the compost toilet was fine), very friendly staff, brilliant excursions/activities (snorkelling, intertidal walk, forest walk) and educational. The bandas are cool and very easy to live in.

Food was fantastic and we were well catered for as vegtarians

Birthday cake and complimentary wine made us feel very special and we want to go back.

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Dr. H - Dublin
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Eco-tourism

A experience with a difference. The accommodation was 'Robinson Crusoe' style - but perfectly suitable for the location.

Food was fabulous, and staff were extremely helpful, informative, and pleasant to deal with you. The views from the various vantage points, incl. the dining area, were fantastic.

The snorkling was great and the coral reef was spectacular in colour, vibrancy and fish life.

Three nights would be the maximum time to stay, because its a virgin forest island with very llimited walking access. In fact, the walking tours could be extended.

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