Chumbe Island Trips
With its pristine coral reef, natural trails around the island and Indian mosque and lighthouse dating back to 1904, Chumbe has something to tickle everyone’s fancy. Ader’s Duikers roam through the forest reserve as fish eagles soar overhead and tiny pied kingfishers jump from branch to branch of the baobob trees and mangroves.
»Be equipped with comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat and swimwear.
The Safari Blue trip starts from Fumba the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay, an official Conser¬vation Area. Home to beautiful uninhabited islands, this area is stunning and frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.
On arrival at Fumba, clients are given a briefing on the Safari Blue adventure where dolphins are sighted on approximately 90% of trips. The anchor is dropped at Kwale sandbank where sunshades are set up and guests have the chance to go snorkelling in the coral reefs assisted by the guides. After snorkelling, guests are offered refreshments to whet their appetite before heading back to Kwale Island for lunch under the tamarind trees. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chicken and rice with a sampling of tropical fruits in season.
After lunch, you can sun bathe, snooze or visit the beautiful mangrove lagoon where depending on the tide you can laze by taking a swim in the warm waters of the lagoon. For the more adventurous guests there is an opportunity to sail in an “ngalawa” – a local outrigger canoe. After this it’s back to Fumba around 5:30pm.
Start your day by touring the historical Prison Island where the prison was once used as a quarantine, befriend an Aldabra Tortoise and enjoy the panorama of Stonetown from the other side!