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Bongoyo Island

Off Dar Es Salaam Slipway Pier, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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it was definitely one of a kind

there can be some improvements when it comes to food but the overall visit was quite good i give it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andrew M
A great afternoon on a desert island

20 minute boat ride delivers you to a tropical island, white sands and warm clean waters. Food and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DXB_Traveller_2000
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  • Excellent34%
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  • Average14%
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“day trip” (27 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 6 days ago

there can be some improvements when it comes to food but the overall visit was quite good i give it a 4 star. would rate it higher if there was a big variety of menu to choose from.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

20 minute boat ride delivers you to a tropical island, white sands and warm clean waters. Food and drinks abound and the walk around the island is a 1 hour walk (low tide) Watch out for greedy hawkers regarding the seating / bandas

Thank DXB_Traveller_2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely day out.food was amazing.just that its a bit over priced.beautiful clear sea and sand

Thank jaspritbhambra
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

1  Thank Tk P
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

Thank XCARRENTALS
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...More

Thank Mums4Kids
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.

1  Thank nyasha m
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...More

Thank Flavius N
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

Thank bwanawilly
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.

1  Thank MelaniGM
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rosula3
How much does it cost to take a boat from slipway to the island (Bongoyo)
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
I've been there many times during the past 20 years. Can't understand why you complain over (or deny) paying a few shillings for a banda (umbrella). Tanzania is a poor country and to me it seems totally legitimate that they charge for services.
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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