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Bongoyo Island

Off Dar Es Salaam Slipway Pier, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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A lovely escape from Dar

Bongoyo is a great day away from Dar. You really feel you have escaped. While the boat trip is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alice C
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
"Da island style"

The island is about 30-45 minutes by boat from Slipway. It is a relaxing place, to sit and do... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
_pietersronnie
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“day trip” (28 reviews)
“bigger boat” (5 reviews)
“small beach” (5 reviews)
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Off Dar Es Salaam Slipway Pier, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bongoyo is a great day away from Dar. You really feel you have escaped. While the boat trip is a tad long (20-30 min) once you are there, the place is very relaxing. It has good snorkeling and the bbq there is quite good. Wear...More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The island is about 30-45 minutes by boat from Slipway. It is a relaxing place, to sit and do nothing. There are few thatched "umbrellas" to rent, and also you have rent the beds/chairs. The number of shade available is very limited. If you decide...More

Thank _pietersronnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could be a fun time with family and friends... just looking for some quiet time in the middle of the ocean.

Thank bosser13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great small island in the Indian Ocean. Beach is clean. Rental of sun beds is ok. Food is ok. But you can also just bring your own. :)

Thank Johnny B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a weekend spot to enjoy as couples or family. Even individuals can also enjoy the spot. Eat, Drink and Swim as much as your can. Boat ride is also an additional experience.

Thank Balaji M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It takes about 45 minutes to get there from Dar Es Salaam. It costs 10 dollars per person. There is a strech of sand with a few umbrellas however the sea is not very inviting for swimming. The small restaurant is of very low quality....More

Thank Globinious
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

30 minutes boat trip from slipway. Beautiful view and relaxing atmosphere. Seabed is rough, hence swimming shoes advised for swimmers. Lovely area for snorkeling. The bar serves very tasty and fresh seafood 👌.

Thank Christabel I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely island to relax. Try not going there on a national holiday- it can get too crowded, and definitely check the weather forecast before heading to the island. The rain can screw up your day there! There aren't many food options here- just a small...More

Thank Pratibha D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a small nice island with clean beach to hang out with friends and family. I prefer bongoyo to mbudya Island because it's clean and not as busy as mbudya hence great place to spend quite weekend by the beach. The small kitchen offers fresh...More

1  Thank Hellen1986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place surrounded by the ocean. Pity that except for natural secluded island feel there is nothing else to offer. Even beach umbrellas are charged for. A poor excuse for a restaurant is run by a group of shabby gents who only cook bad food...More

Thank SaifAhmed2
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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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trondpg
20 March 2015|
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Response from trondpg | Reviewed this property |
This was ment to be a comment to Christina N' s post.
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