Dining takes place in open-air terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean in the afternoon, and under palm trees and stars in the evening. Our talented chefs prepare mouthwatering dishes that are a mixture of Zanzibarian, Arabic, Indian and African cuisine. Fresh, local seafood, meat, vegetables, and fruits are used to create some of the most delicious dishes on Zanzibar which satisfy both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

CHICOP purchases only fresh fish from local fishers and has implemented a seafood purchasing policy, endeavoring to purchase pelagic fish species that are neither threatened nor caught in shallow coral reefs through unsustainable fishing techniques. “A Sustainable Seafood Guide” has been developed to help our decision making and raise awareness among our guests and suppliers.

Please inform us during your booking about any specific dietary needs or special meal preferences, as our chefs are happy to make the necessary arrangements and cater to your needs.

Chumbe Island’s best Zanzibari recipes have been compiled to a small cook book that is available in our Island Boutique. It is our hope that these recipes spice up your home cuisine and bring back fresh, flavorful memories of your time on Chumbe Island.