Chumbe Island Coral Park was opened in 1998 as the first private company to protect a marine area. It was also the first marine park in Tanzania.
The island is only 1.3km long, and 300m at its widest point.
The surrounding waters contain an amazing Coral Reef Sanctuary, full of beautiful and rare wildlife.
The huge "Coconut Crab" shares the island with other inhabitants
It makes its home in the trees, only venturing down under cover of night.
The visitors center and dining hall is full of beautiful craftsmanship.
You may be lucky enough to be entertained by a local theatre group from a neighboring island.
Guests stay in one of seven private bungalows on the island
Each is designed to have near zero impact on the environment. Including rainwater catchment, photovoltaic energy, solar water heating, composting toilets and vegetative greywater filtration.