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Zanzibar Ecotourism

Zanzibar is an excellent travel location if you are seriously into ecoutourism. Besides a visit to Uzi Island, there are further options for your holidays in Zanzibar with an ecological and cultural focus:

Chumbe Island Coral Park is an award-winning private nature reserve that was developed from 1991 for the conservation and sustainable management of uninhabited Chumbe Island off Zanzibar. The park includes a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve that harbour extremely rare and endangered animals, a Visitor and Education centre, a small eco-lodge, nature trails and historical ruins. All buildings and operations are based on state-of-the-art eco-technology aiming at zero impact on the environment (rainwater catchment, photovoltaic energy and solar water heating, composting toilets, vegetative greywater filtration etc.).

Pemba Lodge is the first true eco-lodge on the island of Pemba/Tanzania. Just as Chumbe, it is equipped with modern environmentally-friendly technologies, on the pristine paradise island Shamiani in the south of Pemba. Having just 5 comfortable rooms, you will find ultimate privacy and serenity. You can snorkel or dive at the nearby reef, do kayaking, swimming, visit the village of Shamiani, or see Pemba's famous Ngezi Forest Reserve, an equatorial forest reserve, containing rare trees, some not found anywhere else in the world. The wildlife includes indigenous flying foxes (megabats), blue duikers and several varieties of owl. In Kidike, you can see a conservation project for the Pemba Flying Fox. See a video about Pemba Lodge and activities in Pemba.

In the north east of Zanzibar's main island Unguja, you can visit the Kiwengwa/Pongwe Forest Reserve. The university of Turku/Finland has developed some ecotourism visits at the forest, including caves and a high biodiversity of plant, invertebrate and bird species.




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