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Mbudya island

Off White Sands, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Beautiful island

We travelled from White Sands resort, boats go frequently and the guys who run the boats offer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen A
Perfect for a day-getaway

This is a perfect day getaway for those who are aching to see crystal blue waters and pristine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexa B
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“lobster” (38 reviews)
“boat ride” (30 reviews)
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Off White Sands, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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"lobster"
in 38 reviews
"white sands hotel"
in 19 reviews
"boat ride"
in 30 reviews
"day trip"
in 25 reviews
"park fee"
in 6 reviews
"kunduchi beach hotel"
in 6 reviews
"clear water"
in 10 reviews
"nice beach"
in 15 reviews
"pine trees"
in 4 reviews
"water world"
in 5 reviews
"fish and chips"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful white sand"
in 3 reviews
"food and drinks"
in 12 reviews
"cold drinks"
in 7 reviews
"with some friends"
in 3 reviews
"marine reserve"
in 5 reviews
"bring your own"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from White Sands resort, boats go frequently and the guys who run the boats offer excellent service. The beach is beautiful, the sea is amazing, swimming is lovely. Lunch is basic and zero vegetarian options but we had cold drinks and really enjoyed...More

Thank Karen A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect day getaway for those who are aching to see crystal blue waters and pristine white sand. About a half hour boat ride from the White Sands Hotel, and 5000TSH one way (about $2.50USD). Waitstaff was attendant, and caught fresh fish cooked...More

Thank Alexa B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an excellent place to visit especially on a summer weekend. beautiful white sand and crystal clear water makes it an ideal getaway near Dar es Salaam

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has an amazing scenery we had lobster was so delicious,its nice,cool,have good spectacular view.where you can hang out with your friends in week end.their services was so great and prices was reasonable,see food,swimming,beach and deep sea diving was my favorite with my friends.we...More

Thank Dennisk2006
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a must-visit! The beach and the water is fantastic! The food was excellent as well! Not that many options, but delicious and fresh!

Thank Mona H
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome experience. We took a 15 minute boat ride from our hotel to the island. A guide went from the shore with us to snorkel, he showed us where the reefs were. The snorkeling cannot be compared to Zanzibar, but it was...More

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

nice cool, calm beach. surprising had some really good grilled sea food. watch out for the sea urchins though

Thank day_trippin82
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Mbudya Island has a beautiful, clean and well kept beach. relaxing places for you to sit and relax. Hammocks in a nice shaded area. The bar is stocked with beer and some spirits but not much else. The food was excellent from the barbecue, but...More

1  Thank Lance N
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Just a sail away from Mbezi beach White sand hotel. We had this planned for a long long time. The sea food is great , Swimming and Deep sea diving . I took my Kit and I had the Most amazing weekend of my Entire...More

2  Thank Benson B
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

this place saved our rather disastrous trip to Dar. you have to visit this island and have fresh fish and lobster for lunch accompanied by a local beer....bliss. arrive early to get a nice spot (11am) and enjoy the bliss of doing nothing for a...More

1  Thank nushki79
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Aaron I
18 December 2017|
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Response from Yonafika A | Reviewed this property |
2,500 Locals 26,500 foreign
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pierre l
6 October 2016|
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Response from tropicopter | Reviewed this property |
The last time I was there a few months ago, all that was available was tented accommodation. I think it was $20 a night
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