DATESSEASONPer Person/night
01 April - 31 MayIsland Closed
01 June - 30 SeptemberHighUS$ 350
01 October - 15 DecemberLowUS$ 330
15 December - 31 DecemberHighUS$ 350
01 January - 28 FebruaryHighUS$ 350
01 March - 31 MarchLowUS$ 330

* Children under 2 years free of charge
* Children under 12 years half price
* Minimum stay during 24th December to 2nd January is 3 nights
* Commission for your agency: agreed % of the above prices.


  • Boat transport to and from the island
  • Accommodation in one of our 7 award winning eco-bungalows
  • Full-board meals
  • Sodas, water and snacks
  • Boat, guide and equipment for snorkeling
  • Tuition in snorkeling, if required
  • Snorkeling over one of East Africa’s most diverse coral reef
  • Guided walk through the forest trails and inter-tidal area (if low tide)
  • Access to climb to the top of a historic lighthouse
  • Guided walk to view the endangered coconut crabs in the evening
  • WiFi around the office (powered by solar)
  • All taxes (15% VAT inclusive)

The price is not inclusive of taxi transfers, late boat transfers, alcoholic drinks (which are available for purchase on the island), or items from our boutique (featuring products by local artisans).

Check-in time at our partner hotel Jungle Paradise (former Mbweni Ruins Hotel) is 9:30 am sharp for pre-registration.  Scheduled boat departure to Chumbe Island is at 10:00 a.m. Check-out time is at 08:00 for 09:00 boat departure from Chumbe Island to Mbweni. Day rooms can be arranged at Jungle Paradise if you have a late evening flight.

Advance booking for all reservations is required. Later boats to depart to the island can be arranged for US $50. We can collect you from the Airport, Port or town hotels for US $12; or additional island points for a fixed fee. Contact Reservations for late boat and/or taxi coordination.


Since Chumbe Island has only 7 eco-bungalows, their occupancy is very important to the success of our organization. Therefore, the following cancellation charges apply depending on the length of time before the reservation date

  • More than one week before the reservation date: 50% charge of the overall price.
  • 48 hours to one week before the reservation date: 75% charge of the overall price.
  • Less than 48 hours before the reservation date: 100% charge of the overall price.
  • Bookings from on 24th December until 2nd January: 100% charge of the overall price.
  • In the unlikely event that Chumbe is unable to accommodate a confirmed booking or reservation, it may be necessary to offer an alternative of an equal or other standard accommodation.
  • If at any time Chumbe needs to make changes that will affect guest stay or we need to cancel your booking, we will inform you as soon as possible, offering a suitable alternative or a refund. This does not apply to small or minor changes during guest stay, resulting from circumstances beyond our control.

Update of cancellation policy inlight of COVID19

If you already have a booking we are offering deferments to a later date, free of any adjustment fee. This means that if you are unable to come and visit us on your planned dates, just let us know at least two weeks before your scheduled arrival and we will hold an “open booking” for you for a period of 18 months, so that as soon as you can reschedule your travels we will then arrange new dates for you on the island. The payment you have already made will remain valid throughout this time.

We are also offering “Open bookings”:

Any bookings made to support Chumbe during the COVID-19 outbreak, can be made without a specific date, hence classified as an “open booking”. Open bookings are valid for 18 months from the date of purchase.

If the COVID-19 situation is extending beyond September 2021 we will reassess our policy’s and potentially look to extend open bookings beyond the 18 months.


  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard, plus 5% transaction fee)
  • Cash at the boat departure point in US Dollar (newest denomination only, old series cannot be accepted), Tanzania Shilling, or Euro at the competitive exchange rate of the day
  • Bank transfer

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