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Bongoyo Island

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Address: Off Dar Es Salaam Slipway Pier, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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A place to relax

Bongoyo is a nice place to relax especially on sunny days. You can hand out with family and friends, read books and play outdoor games besides swimming

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Over priced and they take the biscuit because you're a foreigner, nit much to do there. Expect to spend $100 per person minimum

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Dar es Salaam
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Bongoyo is a nice place to relax especially on sunny days. You can hand out with family and friends, read books and play outdoor games besides swimming

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If it's just a day lazing on the beach and going for a swim is what you want then this is a nice way Of spending it. You can catch a ferry from the pier at the end of The Slipway and in roughly 35 minutes you are on the island. Umbrellas are limited so at the weekend catch the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

One of the best islands and close to get to,it's about 20mins from mainland. Clear waters and great for those who love collecting sea shells. Great meals are served too with lovely variety and great pricing.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I highly recommend visiting this beautiful little island after you've had a few days in the vibrant Dar es Salaam. The water is incredibly warm and clear, excellent for snorkelling. You can rent umbrellas and sun beds once you get there, but beware that if you go there on weekends, it'll be quite crowded and you might not find anymore... More 

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Dar Es Salam
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

After the vibrant and busy Dar es Salam a trip to the Island is just what you need beautiful white beaches warm water to swim . I highly recommend it

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Loved Bongoyo Island, boat ride was great. On the island its a bit of a rip off having to buy an umbrella, chairs and the staff was not friendly at all.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The island can be reached via Slipway hotel - make sure you are at least 4 people in the boat otherwise you will have to pay for 4 people anyways even if you are only 2, which seems crazy but ok they need to make their money as too. Entrance fee will be charged to the island and a fee... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great place to relax during the day that gives even Zanzibar a run for its money. It's amazing to leave Dar es Salaam by boat and arrived in paradise only 30 minutes later. The food is excellent on the island, but make sure you order early. Also, when the boat arrives at the island you are transferred to a smaller... More 

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

You can go here from slipway hotel at masaki. Its for 2o dollars the whole day. Clear and pure water, great place to swim and relax and enjoy your time. Food is very nice there. Recommended!

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