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Bongoyo Island

Off Dar Es Salaam Slipway Pier, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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A great experience

Had an afternoon to spare so went over. It was a great idea. The beach is very clean. Pretty quiet... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ionut F
via mobile
Fun

An amazing Island Vibe place for fun outside the capital with either a family or a group of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yonafika A
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“day trip” (32 reviews)
“boat ride” (17 reviews)
“bigger boat” (5 reviews)
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Off Dar Es Salaam Slipway Pier, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had an afternoon to spare so went over. It was a great idea. The beach is very clean. Pretty quiet as is located 30 min away from Dar by boat and probably because we went on a Monday.

Thank Ionut F
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing Island Vibe place for fun outside the capital with either a family or a group of people.Its a must go place

Thank Yonafika A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to get out of the city for a day. Fresh catch daily is served for lunch. Turquoise waters and silky sands

Thank Nkaleni W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great 'deserted' beach to spent the day chilling and swimming. There is a local restaurant where they sell lobster and crab for very affordable prices and cold drinks/beers. The boatride (30 min.) together with the parkfees is about 40.000 tzs. Your allowed to bring your...More

Thank iljaurbanski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice place to spent a afternoon, Good food for a okay price, some souvenirs etc. You can go swimming or just lay on the beach, or take one of the trails around the island. Snorkelling around the beach is not much to...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend taking the trip over to Bongoyo Island. Great swimming and snorkeling. Take the first boat across if you can and don’t forget sunscreen.

Thank OliverButchart
Reviewed 12 October 2017

About 30 minutes from the Slip Way pier via sea taxi or boat and you arrive on the beautiful private Bongoyo island. The island is uninhabited and caters for day-trippers. So if you like to picnic on the beach, that's the place for you. White...More

Thank murraycharm26
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is an excellent day outing from Dar es Salaam, particularly if you live in the Msasani Peninsula. Although I found the beach a little smaller than the nearby one at Mbudya Island.

Thank tumkurameen
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Great day trip to do from Dar. Lovely beaches and we really enjoyed the boat ride there and back. We paid 46000 for the boat and gov entry. We went on 11.30 boat out and came back last afternoon. Boat ride takes an hour or...More

Thank Daudi L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you are in Dar Es Salaam and want to spend a day on the beach then this is the perfect way to do it. You're on the boat for about 20-30 minutes from Msasani Slipway and you get to the island. There's a long...More

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LiezlW74
22 August 2017|
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Response from Christabel I | Reviewed this property |
The earliest boat is 9.30am and the last boat depending on the number of people on the island usually between 4.30pm and 5pm
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poopscapade
5 August 2017|
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Response from Mums4Kids | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a Ferry to the Island and you just turn up about 20 minutes to half an hour before the time and get your ticket.
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rosula3
17 May 2016|
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Response from 5H9GB | Reviewed this property |
A Roundtrip Ticket costs 30,000 TZS
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