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Bongoyo Island

Bongoyo Island
Bongoyo Island

Bongoyo Island

Bongoyo Island, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+ 255-713 328 126 Visit Website Category: Activities

Experience the Sun, Sand, and Surf at Bongoyo Island

Bongoyo, a much-loved island getaway, lies off the Msasani Peninsula, about four miles north of Dar es Salaam. Idyllic white-sand beaches with thatched umbrellas, crystal clear waters that are perfect for a relaxing swim or snorkeling, exotic marine life inhabiting the surrounding coral reef, and nature trails that wind their way through the baobab trees - Bongoyo is home to a myriad of extraordinary experiences just waiting to be discovered. And when you've worked up an appetite, you can head over to the open-air snack bar serving cold drinks and fresh barbecued seafood.


Prices -

Ferry rides are 35,000 TZS (about $15 USD) per person

Hours -



  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Dining


  • When does the boat to Bongoyo Island leave from the Silpway?

    When you’re in Dar es Salaam, the quickest and easiest way to enjoy some offshore island fun is to hop on the ferry from the Slipway to Bongoyo Island. The earliest boat to Bongoyo island departs from the Slipway at 9.30 am and the last ferry returns from the island at 5:00 pm.
  • Can I rent snorkeling gear at Bongoyo Island?

    A snorkeling adventure is one of the best ways to spend your time on Bongoyo Island. You can rent snorkeling gear on the island and dive in to explore the vibrant aquatic world waiting beneath the waves. The clear waters are home to various forms of exotic marine life, including angelfish, starfish, clownfish, and sea urchins, to name a few.

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