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Mbudya Island location | Dar-es-salaam Day tours

Mbudya Island location | Dar-es-salaam Day tours

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Looking for a daytrip in an island? Visit Mbudya island a marine reserve island located at the north of the country’s largest business city, Dar es Salaam and is one among the distinctive islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve. The island lies close to Kunduchi fishing community and takes around 15-20-minutes motorboat ride crossing from the mainland. It is situated about 3 km offshore, within easy reach of the hotels on the North coast of Dar es Salaam.

For a daytrip for both tourists and Tanzanian residents Mbudya island is the finest choice serving as a location for a variety of leisure activities, including hiking, snorkelling and sunbathing. The Island is characterized with sand beaches on the western and eastern sides. On the western side, it is possible to have barbecued fish with chips and drinks under casuarina trees and Bandas (local shade facilities) in which one can rest in.

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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