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1 Day tour to Bongoyo Island

1 Day tour to Bongoyo Island

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1 Day Tour Bongoyo Island Day Trip takes you to Tanzania’s uninhabited island called Bongoyo Island situated 2.5 km north of the country’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. This abandoned island is a popular destination for those seeking peace, unspoilt nature, sunbathing, swimming beaches and beautiful snorkeling sites. The island lies close to the Msasani Peninsula and is reachable by means of a 30 minute boat ride from the mainland.

0800 Hours: We pick you from your hotel/ residence in Dar-es-salaam and transfer you to the Slipway shopping center on the western side of the Msasani Peninsula. at: 9:30 House Our boat departs the mainland and sails to Bongoyo Island. The ride takes about 30 minutes. Usually the boat departs with 4 or more people.The ride in the morning on the boat ride can get splashy so remember to take some plastic/ waterproof bag to keep your valuables dry. The afternoon boat ride can be a bit choppy.

As soon as you arrive you will place your lunch order. There are a number of seafood items normally available, but be sure to ask which ones are available on that particular day (because typically not everything is available each day).

The beach at Bongoyo island is a good little escape from the city of Dar-es-salaam, and it’s easy to get there. Once you arrive on Bongoyo Island you can relax on the beach, wait for lunch, and hang out.

1300 Hours: Lunch is served. There is a hut for lunch. You can also eat at your Banda (little huts with shade) which has a view of the ocean. Also, you can bring your own food and beverages so you don’t have to purchase anything once you’re on Bongoyo Island.Relaxing under a shaded Banda, taking a dip in the sea, snorkeling, hiking, and exploring are delightful activities that visitors can engage in on Bongoyo Island.

1700 Hours: Jump back on the boat and head back to Dar-es-salaam.

Hotels near Bongoyo Island

Upepo Garden Hotel

Upepo Garden is a small boutique guesthouse situated on the beach right outside Dar es Salaam overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Hotels near Bongoyo Island

Sea Cliff Hotel

One of our top picks in Dar es Salaam.Located 5 km away from Dar es Salaam city centre, Sea Cliff Hotel offers a pool, 2 restaurants and a casino.

Ramada Resort Kunduchi Dar-es-salaam

Ramada Resort

Escape to a relaxing beachfront retreat at Ramada Resort kunduchi Dar-es-salaam by Wyndham Dar Es Salaam. With a gorgeous private beach

Jangwani See Breeze Resort

Jangwani Resort

Jangwani Sea Breeze Resort is situated on the mainland of Dar es Salaam, along Mbezi Beach on beautiful white sand; a 25 ms drive away from the city center.

Hotels near Bongoyo Island

Fig Tree Residences

The residents are able to surf the Internet. You can conduct an event – there is a conference hall for business conferences and a banquet hall for festive dinners.

Azure Boutiqe Resort

The unique Azure Boutique Resort Dar-es-salaam offers the ultimate in comfort and hospitality depicting the rich culture and décor of the coast.

Bongoyo Island FAQ

Dar es Salaam
Bongoyo Island (or simply Bongoyo) is an uninhabited island in Tanzania, situated 2.5 km north of the country’s largest city, Dar es Salaam.
Bongoyo Island
Country Tanzania
Region Dar es Salaam
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s) 022

Prices – Ferry rides are 35,000 TZS (about $20 USD) per person. Shade banda rentals are 5,000 TZS (about $3 USD) each.

By Feery; The ferry to Mbudya Island departs from the Slipway pier in Dar es Salaam. The boat ride costs around 40,000 TZN ($17.40) and the journey takes around 45 minutes each way. The ferries depart twice in the morning (9:30 am and 11:30 am) and the last ferry returns to the Slipway at around 4:30 pm.

Bongoyo Island is located in an area that travelers like for its seaside. You’ll find 75 hotels and other accommodations within a few miles for a convenient home base.

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dar es Salaam is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. It’s located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Bongoyo Island. Other good options within 5 miles include White Sands Resort & Conference Centre and Seascape Hotel.


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