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Dar's second island escape

If you can't get a boat from Slipway to Mbudya, then opt for Bongoyo. The beaches are excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gatineau, Canada
Lovely island for a half-day trip

sweet little island not far from the Dar Slipway Hotel. Not much to do there but great to spend an... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The island was awesome❤️❤️ It began with a lovely boat ride with the knowledgeable captain who explained about the island and other islands around dar.We swam and enjoyed the private beach and of course some 🍻.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can't get a boat from Slipway to Mbudya, then opt for Bongoyo. The beaches are excellent and waters crystal clear. Seating on wooden lounge beds is rustic, but fun for a few hours. The local chefs are masters at cooking seafood and fish....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sheerim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Island is wow! toured here with a friend and we all loved the sand experience and the local food that we had that day back in 2017

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GeeDeeMK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the busy life of Dar e salam you must visit this island. Take a ferry and foget that you are in this busy place. You may have the beach just to yourself. Enjoy the lunch at a local shop - in fact the only...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ChristopherS2027
Reviewed 14 February 2019

We went on a day trip from the Slipway to the island. You had to be careful when transferring between the boats but my wife aged 67 managed it. The food on the island was excellent. Would recommend the trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank garryblower
Reviewed 21 January 2019

great place to spend a day off with family or friends. clean water and good food. boats can be accessible from Slipway.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank seemanauttamtz
Reviewed 3 January 2019

sweet little island not far from the Dar Slipway Hotel. Not much to do there but great to spend an afternoon or morning reading, swimming and sunbathing. I went snorkelling and saw a moray eel which was great! Book tickets easily from the kiosk at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Estherlp
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended... Amazing white sand... Calm ocean, it's a great escape from our overloaded life! People there are friendly!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olaghzawi
Reviewed 2 December 2018

It's a very nice place to spend the day. You can just go there by boat, spend the day, have a nice meal in the restaurant, a really nice beach and you'll be happy with the day!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jmscarvalho
Reviewed 6 November 2018

lunch was okay, they ask what you want when you arrive and call you when it is lunch time. It is a bit expensive so bring snacks when you are on a budget. There is a beautiful walk around the island so bring sandals or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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2 July 2018|
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Response from Valerie S | Reviewed this property |
The charges are per person, not sure if they have special rates for children or if one can hire the boat. Also, the cost is a bit higher for foreigners (again, sorry but not sure how much exactly) , the Tshs 23000 is for... More
Carolyn K
25 May 2018|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
Best do it on mainland before travelling out. There is a small diving/snorkeling shack on the island but I couldn't vouch for their range or standard of equipment.
22 August 2017|
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Response from christabeli2016 | Reviewed this property |
The earliest boat is 9.30am and the last boat depending on the number of people on the island usually between 4.30pm and 5pm