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Bongoyo Island Day Trip

Bongoyo Island Located 1.5 miles (2.5km) north of Dar es Salaam, Bongoyo Island is an uninhabited island and makes up part of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve. Popular with tourists and other travellers seeking leisure activities,this island offers some fantastic snorkelling opportunities as well as beautiful sandy beaches and great hikes. The island can only be reached by means of a dhow and takes approximately 30 minutes

Day 1
Dar es salaam-Bongoyo Island

The island lies close to the Msasani Peninsula (in the Kinondoni district of the city) and is reachable by means of a 30 minute boat ride from the mainland. The point of departure for most visitors to the island is ‘The Slipways’ hotel complex on the western side of the Msasani Peninsula.

Visit the magical beaches of Bongoyo Marine Reserve to snorkel and explore the diverse marine life amid the coral. Take a trek across the island to the east beach or Shark’s Lagoon.

The Slipway ferry is the best way to reach the island and it sails at regular intervals.

Departure: 9:30 11:30 13:30 15:30

Return: 10:30 12:30 14:30 17:00


  • Dhow or Local Motor boat because it depends on the weather
  • Entry Fees
  • Guide Fee
  • Shades
  • Lunch and mineral water
  • Transfer from Hotel/Home


  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusion
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal Items

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Trip Facts

  • Dar es salaam
  • Boat
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