Dar es Salaam

Relax at Bongoyo Island

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Bongoyo Island is an uninhabited island, situated 2.5km north of the country's largest city, Dar es Salaam. It’s a leisure island, mostly used for relaxation as a swimming and snorkeling beach that’s close and easily accessible from Dar Es Salaam. The island has a very rocky shore and only two beaches. All visitors visit the beach at the northwestern tip of the island, where the boats moor and where there are some huts, drinks and food. The much longer but narrower beach along the northeastern side has no facilities and is mostly deserted. The entire island (apart from the beaches) is covered in dense forest and has a few walking trails, so only a few people venture there. The terrain is somewhat treacherous with sharp rocks. In the middle of the island one finds the remains of a German colonial building.

See also : Have a relaxing evening at Coco beach

Address: Off Dar Es Salaam Slipway Pier, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

How to reach: The Slipway Ferry is the best way to reach the island and it sails at regular intervals daily. The ferry depart from The Slipway daily. The Slipway is located in Masaki on Slipway Road off Chole Road.

Timings (ferry): Departures: 09:30; 11:30; 13:30; 15:30 hours. Returns: 10:30; 12:30; 14:30; 17:00 hours."

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