Safari in Dar Es Salaam- Bongoyo Island – Bongoyo Island is one of the closest swimming beaches, which happens to be an island. Visiting the small island in the marine reserve is one of the top
things to do in Dar Es Salaam. The beach at Bongoyo Island is not quite Zanzibar, but it’s a good little escape from the city of Dar Es Salaam, and it’s easy to get there.
Bongoyo Island is part of the Dar Es Salaam marine conservation area.
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.
Safari in Dar Es Salaam- Bongoyo Island few details:
Departure & Return Location- Dar Es Salaam, unless otherwise agreed.
Provides – Lunch + drinking water
The trip to Bongoyo Island departs from the Slipway at 9.30 am. The ride takes about 30 min. As soon as you arrive, someone will come around and ask you for your lunch order. There are a number of seafood items normally available, but be sure to ask which ones are available on that particular day (because typically not everything is available each day). Lunch is served whenever the food is ready, normally around 12:30 or 1 pm. Though they invite you back into the dining hut for lunch, you can also retrieve your food and bring it back to your banda so you can eat with a view of the ocean.
On that trip, there’s not much to do other than relax on the beach, do a little walking around on and across the island and hang out 😉