The trip in a motorized boat will take you to the secluded island of Chumbe which manages nature reserve, with forest and marine nature trails, one kilometer of totally protected and untouched reef, a historic lighthouse (built in 1904) and an old mosque. The biggest attractions of the island is the peaceful and natural environment. You will journey through the special nature trails passing a tunnel of fascinating indigenous undergrowth, listening to birds and small animals going about their uninterrupted business. More than 40 species of birds have been identified on the island, including the endangered Roseate Tern.
Snorkeling in the Reef Sanctuary is amazing; an uninterrupted coral garden stretches right from the shallow beach to a drop-off to about 16 meters deep, teeming with thousands of colorful fish belonging to 370 families, which is among the highest diversity found anywhere along the East African Coast. Turtles and dolphins regularly visit the reef, and spiny lobsters peed out of their hostels confident that nobody will hunt for them, and you may even seen a huge grouper living only a few meters under the surface on the drop-off.
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