CHUMBE ISLAND HAS BEEN AWARDED:

*** TOURISM FOR TOMORROW, GLOBAL WINNER 1999 ***
British Airways, Global

*** EXPO 2000 PROJECT AROUND THE WORLD, 2000 ***
Selected to represent Tanzania at the EXPO 2000 World Exibition, Hannover, Germany

*** UN GLOBAL 500 LAUREATE 2000 AWARD, 2000 ***
Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global

*** AGA KHAN AWARD – FINALIST, 2001 ***
Award for Architecture, Global

*** CONDENAST ECOTOURISM DESTINATION AWARD – WORLD WINNER, 2001 ***
Award of the Condenast Traveler Magazine, Global

*** GREEN HOTELIER OF THE YEAR, 2001 ***
Independent Environmental Award from the International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH&RA), United Kingdom

*** MOST ROMANTIC ECO-LODGE AWARD OF THE YEAR, 2003 ***
Harpers & Queen Magazine, Special November Supplement, Global

*** RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARD 2004 ***
Winner in the category ´Best Marine & Beach Destination, Global

*** TODO AWARD 2004 ***
Winner for Socially Responsible Tourism, Germany

*** AGA KHAN AWARD – FINALIST, 2004 ***
Award for Architecture, Global

*** FINALIST, WORLD LEGACY AWARD, 2004 ***
For ‘Nature Travel’ category, Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler, Global

*** BEST WEBSITE FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PRODUCTS, 2005 ***
Awards from the Federal German Ministry of Development and Cooperation, Germany

*** SMITHSONIAN, TOURISM CARES FOR TOMORROW AWARD, 2005 ***
Finalist. Smithsonian, USA

*** RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL, TOURISM AWARD, 2006 ***
Best in the Marine Environment, Global

*** ISLAND HOT 100 (BLUE LIST) AWARD, 2007 ***
Second place. Islands Magazine, Global

*** AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE APPROACHES IN PROMOTING ECOTOURISM, 2008 ***
National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations (CSD) and Ashoka’s Change makers, Global

*** ECOTROPHEA ENVIRONMENT AWARD, 2008 ***
Finalist DeutscherReiseVerband, Germany

*** AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION & AWARENESS RAISING IN ZANIBAR, 2009 ***
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment, Zanzibar

*** COMMENDATION AWARD WINNER IN EDUCATING AFRICA ‘TEACH A MAN TO FISH’, 2009 ***
Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education

*** BBC WORLD CHALLENGE, 2010 ***
Finalist

*** TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE, 2011 ***
Tanzania

*** VOTED IN THE TOP 25 BEST ECO-LODGE’S IN THE WORLD, 2012 ***
National Geographic, Global

*** SARAFI AWARDS, 2012 ***
Runner up for Best Ecological Safari Property in Africa

*** ENERGY GLOBE NATIONAL AWARD 2012 ***
National Winner, Tanzania

*** TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELER’S CHOICE WINNER, 2012 ***
All Inclusive hotels Africa, Trip Advisor

*** TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE, 2012 ***
Tanzania

*** SUSTAINIA 100 GLOBAL SOLUTION, RIO +10, 2012 ***
Honored as a global sustainable solution to an Eco Lodge with a Tiny Carbon Footprint, Global

*** WORLD RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARDS, 2013 ***
Highly Commended for best in Water Conservation, Global

*** TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELER’S CHOICE WINNER, 2013 ***
Ranked #1 for service in Tanzania

*** TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE, 2013 ***
Tanzania

*** GREEN AFRICA AWARD, 2013 ***
GAA, Africa

*** TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELER’S CHOICE WINNER, 2014 ***
Ranked #1 for service in Tanzania

*** TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE, 2014 ***
Tanzania

*** SKAL SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARDS, 2015 ***
Winner in Marine Category

*** GOLD WINNER WORLD RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARDS, 2015 ***
Gold Winner Beach Category, Africa

*** TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELER’S CHOICE WINNER, 2015 ***
Ranked #1 for service in Tanzania and #3 for Romance in Tanzania

*** TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE, 2015 ***
Tanzania

*** BOOKING.COM GUEST REVIEW AWARD 2016***
Africa

*** TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELER’S CHOICE 2016 WINNER ***
Ranked #3 for service in Zanzibar and #2 for Romance in Tanzania, Trip Advisor

*** TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE, 2016 ***
Tanzania

Below are some of our guest comments. For more feedback, please visit our Trip Advisor profile.

Never have we less wanted to leave a holiday spot. This is a gem: beautiful island with exceptionally well designed Robison style bandas. The staff and food were the icing on a wonderfully baked cake. Thanks for everything – I now understand why you have so many repeat guests. Robert and Alexis, Belgium
We have had the best day EVER! Thank you so much to all the staff, you have been so fantastic and made the birthday treat so special. And thanks for showing us the turtle in the reef! We all wish we could stay forever. Emily, David, Katie
Thanks Chef, for the wonderful food! You all have the most wonderful smiles and happy personalities! We couldn’t begin to name you all, but you are all in our hearts! Dot & Steve, England
First time snorkelling – thank you for your patience! Someone said I’m spoiled now. We will be back! Anders, Denmark
Loved the magical surroundings, wonderful hospitatlity, unique bungalows and wow, those coconut crabs! Sabine, Dubai
A piece of paradise for me and my newly wedded wife to enjoy. With each day passing we loved this place more and more. The beautiful people, delious food and breathtaking views are memories we will take with us wherever we go. Muhammad and Zaahira
Your dedication to conservation and preservation of pristine nature is inspirational! May your efforts be increasingly successful and inspirational to others! Ella and Ivan
What a magical Christmas – wonderful place, lovely staff and great food. Highlight was swimming with a turtle in the marine park. Keep up all the hard work and effort it takes to preserve such a special place! Paul and Michelle, Australia
Last year, in the same time of the year, we discovered Chumbe. It was the two of us, taking a break from tough life in Darfur, Sudan. We simply loved it. This year we came back with a little difference growing in my belly. We are still in Darfur but not for long. We enjoyed the utter beauty of Chumbe, the delicious food, the certainty that we spent well our money for a good course. And with the certainty that we will come back as three one day soon, inshaallah. Thank you so much and all the best in your endeavor to preserve something so valuable. Francesca & Joachim, Italy and Austria