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Address: Off White Sands, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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A weekend playground

A 20 mins boat ride away from Mbezi Beach and you have a tropical island that can be walked around in 1 hour, with food and drinks available. Watch out for the hawkers and rip... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A 20 mins boat ride away from Mbezi Beach and you have a tropical island that can be walked around in 1 hour, with food and drinks available. Watch out for the hawkers and rip off Banda charges. Kids loved the beach and sea experience

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Accessible with boat from beach just north of White Sands (Mbezi Beach). Awesome paradise island with nice beach. Todays catch (fish) is available at the island. Worth a visit :) If you are staying at Masaki, Bongoyo is easier to access (from slipway).

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Kampala
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found it quite refreshing to sail away to this private island 30 minutes or so depending on the waves/currents. There's sea food being sold and cold drinks. However your also allowed to carry your own picnic basket. There's security around the clock so your safe and able to explore the island which doesn't fall short of perfect spots to... More 

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Thank Marvin B
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This island is so relaxed. You have to pay an entrance fee (22k tnz shilling). Just bring your towels and snorkling gear. There are some chairs but in bad shape. You can have a basic lunch there. Check out the baobabs in the forest!

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Thank gaikow
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

White sand, clear water! Didnt want to get out of the warm water. Beautiful and peaceful. Great relaxation before a long road trip. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Raissa P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place, went as a group of friends with our snacks and drinks and had major fun.. Crystal clear blue waters and white sands. Absolutely breathtaking. Definitely recommended!! 💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿

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Thank Faith M
Krugersdorp, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a short boat trip from The White Sands hotel and experience this amazing island. Fresh seafood caught especially for you and cold beers, soak up the sun, snorkel is the clear waters and enjoy the day

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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit while in Dar. There is a chef on the island that will prepare fresh lobster and cold beer! Bring cash!

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Thank Ireninha1
Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This island is worth a visit. Nice beach and nice place to swim in the ocean. For lunch and dinner you can get freshly grilled fish, lobster and calamaris - very good. Take a boat out and stay there for the whole day.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A short boat trip away from the mainland you find this pristine white sand beach and crystal clear waters paradise. Lovely seafood lunch available at a reasonable price and private sitting areas in the shade. Spectacular!

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