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Mbudya island

Off White Sands, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Great place

Great snorkelling place, well maintained, the food is great for a place with limited... read more

Reviewed yesterday
niluferk16
via mobile
Nice change of pace

Short (+/- 1 hour) boat ride from Slipway Hotel on dhow like boat in average condition. Had life... read more

Reviewed yesterday
395ally
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Off White Sands, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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"lobster"
in 41 reviews
"white sands hotel"
in 19 reviews
"boat ride"
in 30 reviews
"day trip"
in 26 reviews
"park fee"
in 6 reviews
"kunduchi beach hotel"
in 6 reviews
"clear water"
in 10 reviews
"nice beach"
in 15 reviews
"fish and chips"
in 10 reviews
"water world"
in 5 reviews
"food and drinks"
in 12 reviews
"cold drinks"
in 8 reviews
"bring your own"
in 11 reviews
"marine reserve"
in 6 reviews
"get away"
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"arrive early"
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"relaxing place"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great snorkelling place, well maintained, the food is great for a place with limited resources.overall a good place to spend time and swim

Thank niluferk16
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Reviewed yesterday

Short (+/- 1 hour) boat ride from Slipway Hotel on dhow like boat in average condition. Had life vests but only 1 motor but boatman said they were in cell phone range of pier office! Nice beach and average snorkeling but not spectacular - however...More

Thank 395ally
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice little island close to Dar,worth a visit but i have few recommendations,take a boat ride from Slipway hotel,go with your own food and drinks as food service in the island is abit exspensive and poor,be ready for extra charges,example table and chairs under the...More

Thank Melissa7519
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit to the island on a friends boat - it only took twenty minutes from the yacht club - mostly locals so was very relaxing in superb weather !

Thank Dhruv P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous getaway. Thought there are barely amenities on the island so best to go with supplies. Best for a day trip. Be sure to swim In the warm emerald waters and sit on the white sands and watch the waves.

Thank N P
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

A nice island to be on as it helps to relieve stress and acquire a good air. But it’s only fun to be on when u got company and ur own drinks, music and activities to do.

Thank Gilbert M
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Beach was a bit dirty due to the recent flooding and rains, however, the experience was amazing. Please remember to bring Shillings as activities do cost extra.

Thank lisawaldeck
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Island is very beautiful, that is if you can completely ignore the horrible service staff. So arrogant, screaming at us, whistling at us and telling what us what to do, to get out of the water, passing by our table, looking at us and making...More

Thank Irina P
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed for only 1.5 hours been brought there by a boat (20 minutes cruise) and paid in total 20$ for 2 persons, boat driver was waiting for us. Had a nice swim 🏊‍♂️ tooked some pictures paid the island fee and went back. Highly...More

2  Thank Vanish S
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

A spectacular get away for a day...pro trip bring your own supply to the island because things are a bit cheap...also the shared boat rental is around 10000 Shillings (around $5) for bargain purposes. ..

1  Thank Paul M
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Sumanā L
14 June 2018|
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Response from N P | Reviewed this property |
Hello Susana, You can do day trips from Slipway on the peninsula. All the best. N
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Aaron I
19 December 2017|
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Response from Yonafika A | Reviewed this property |
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