Chumbe Island

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Chumbe Island

Experience a holiday getaway in an island forest reserve whose bedrock is made up of impressive substance of fossilized coral. This ancient island paradise will remind you of the gentle passing of time as it transcends the unchanging beauty of nature.

Chumbe Island is an uninhabited place and one of the last pristine coral islands in the region. It is an award-winning private nature reserve where guests can experience the ultimate adventure of a lifetime!

In this rugged but luscious paradise where nature’s panorama envelopes your senses, it is fashionably imperative to bring with you the Bracken Leather Large Backpack. Black leather large backpack from Bracken features a top zip closure, side zipped pockets, a back zip pocket and adjustable shoulder straps — perfect for outdoor trekking and long walks!

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Chumbe Island

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, one of the last pristine coral islands in the region.

The park includes a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve that harbour extremely rare and endangered animals, a Visitor and Education centre, a small eco-lodgenature trails and historical ruins. 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 comprehensiveEnvironmental Education programs for local schools and other benefits for local people.

The latest: Chumbe Island Coral Park receives UN recognition!

The work of Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd towards the sustainable management and protection of the Chumbe coral reefs has been recognized by the UN Secretary General in his report to the General Assembly on Protection of coral reefs for sustainable livelihoods and development, in preparation for the Rio+20 – United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 4-6 June 2012. Under the heading “The role of national legislation in protecting coral reefs (including importance of inclusion of indigenous/local communities)” on Page 21, the report says: 

“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. The Government of Zanzibar established a protected area around the island and its fringing coral reef in 1994 and gave the management rights to CHICOP, which is responsible for implementing the CHICOP Management Plans 1995-2016.”