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Bongoyo, a much-loved island getaway, lies off the Msasani Peninsula, about four miles north of Dar es Salaam. Idyllic white-sand beaches with thatched umbrellas, crystal clear waters that are perfect for a relaxing swim or snorkeling, exotic marine life inhabiting the surrounding coral reef, and nature trails that wind their way through the baobab trees – Bongoyo is home to a myriad of extraordinary experiences just waiting to be discovered. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, you can head over to the open-air snack bar serving cold drinks and fresh barbecued seafood.
To get there you have to take a boat from the Slipway Center where you pay a fee for the day, board a boat, and they’ll deliver you to Bongoyo and bring you back at a later time.
The boat ride costs $20 per person (or the equivalent in Tanzanian Shillings), and the ride takes about 30 minutes.
The problem is that, they won’t depart unless there are 4 people or more. So if there’s not enough people for the 9:30 am departure, they won’t leave until 11:30 am (unless you pay more to accommodate 4 people) – can be a pain.
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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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