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1 Day tour to Mbudya Island

1 Day tour to Mbudya Island

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1 Day tour to Mbudya Island

Spend the day at the beach! Mbudya Island Beach is a quiet and breathtaking island located off the coast of Dar es Salaam. The warm crystal-clear water is filled with tropical fish and beautiful sea turtles. The white sand beach is the perfect setting for a picnic. Finish off your evening with a boat ride back to shore!

In the morning of the tour day, our tour operator will come to your pick up place in Dar es Salaam area. If you booked a private tour, a private vehicle will come pick you up and be available for you the rest of the tour. If you are in a group tour, a tour bus/ van will come pick you up. For the group tour, pick up should take about 1 – 1.5 hours before we are on our way to board the boat departing to Mbudya Island marine reserve.

For further exploration, you can walk down the nearly overgrown trails in search of another beach. Or bring your snorkel gear and swim through the turquoise water out to the reef that’s bound to have lots of colorful fish hanging around.For an extra $20 per person, overnight camping is also an option. It’s best to have your own tent and blankets, otherwise you’d share a tent with strangers. If traveling with your significant other, this could be the most romantic getaway ever. What could be better than having the entire beach to yourselves, gazing at the bright and shiny stars, and falling asleep to the waves crashing just 20 yards from your tent?

Hotels near Mbudya Island

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.

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.

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

White Sands

The White Sands Resort and Conference Centre is situated on an idyllic private beach, just 25km north of Dar es Salaam and Julius Nyerere International Airport.

Sea Scape Hotel

The Seascape Hotel Kunduchi is situated along the Indian Ocean coastline, 30 minutes north of Dar es Salaam. It features a swimming pool, fitness centre and a restaurant.

Emerald House

Emerald House Kunduchi Dar-es-slaam is located on a peaceful and tranquil neighborhood along Africana Drive, Mbezi Beach, 10 minutes drive from the Africana Road / Bagamoyo Road Junction.

Mbudya Island Map

Mbudya Island FAQ

The trip to Mbudya starts on the beach, next to a stretch of tourist hotels on a hired boat. Once you get onto the island, you come to the realization that you have to pay for literally everything. You will pay for being on the island (it is a marine reserve) Tshs 2,000 ($0.89) for the locals and Tshs 22,500 ($10.06) for foreigners. The average cost per person to get to and from the island is Tshs 10,000 (we paid Tshs 12,500 pp). ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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.

Dar es Salaam; Mbudya Island (or simply Mbudya) is an uninhabited island in Tanzania, north of the country’s largest city, Dar es Salaam and is one of the four islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve (DMRS).
If you’re planning to come to the area to visit Mbudya Island, take some time to see the rest of the sights while you’re in town. You’ll find 33 hotels and other accommodations within a few miles for a convenient home base.

White Sands Resort & Conference Centre is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. It’s located 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Mbudya Island. Other good choices within a few miles include Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dar es Salaam and Kunduchi Beach Hotel And Resort.

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