Awards

CHUMBE ISLAND HAS BEEN AWARDED:

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

*** 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 2015 WINNER ***
Ranked #1 for service in Tanzania and #3 for Romance in Tanzania, Trip Advisor

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

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

*** TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELER'S CHOICE 2013 WINNER ***
Best Service, Trip Advisor

*** ENERGY GLOBE NATIONAL AWARD 2012 ***
Winner in Tanzania

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

*** RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARD 2004 ***
Winner in the category ´Best Marine/Beach

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

*** WORLD LEGACY AWARD 2004 ***
in the category ´NATURE TRAVEL`, by Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler

*** MOST ROMANTIC ECO-LODGE ***
Harpers Abroad November 2003 supplement, Harpers & Queen

*** PROJECT AROUND THE WORLD WINNER ***
Award presented at the EXPO2000, Hannover Germany, where Chumbe was selected to represent Tanzania

*** AGA KHAN AWARD - FINALIST***
2001 and 2004, Award for Architecture

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

*** GLOBAL 500 LAUREATE 2000 AWARD 2001 ***
Outstandig Environmental Achievement Award of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

*** ECOTOURISM DESTINATION AWARD - WORLD WINNER 2001 ***
Award of the Condenast Traveler Magazine

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

*** GLOBAL WINNER 1999 ***
British Airways TOURISM FOR TOMORROW Award

Guest Reviews

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