Mbudya Island, Dar es Salaam

Unwind in the shade of luxuriant greenery on Mbudya Island, an uninhabited island with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Part of a marine reserve, the turquoise waters around the island provide excellent snorkeling opportunities with a great number of colorful fish. Several small hiking trails lead through thick forests, and you can extend your stay at one of the campgrounds on site. There are no hotels or snack bars, but you can have freshly caught fish or lobster grilled on the beach for you. A 25-minute motorboat ride will take you to the island from a local fishing community. Use our Dar es Salaam trip planner to add Mbudya Island and other attractions to your Dar es Salaam vacation plans.
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  • I have been there countless times and it’s always so great...it’s a great place to go on weekends (although it does get a bit crowded sometimes since it’s popular) to enjoy a beach day with your...  more »
  • Great beach good food crystal clear water so ideal for swimming. Affordable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Boat trip to island was short and smooth. Place was clean  more »
  • I am staying in masaki, i took an uber to white sands and took a boat from there. It costs 10000tsh for round trip boat and the enternce for the island is 27000 you have to pay using a card. Its much....  more »
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  • Beautiful island in front of mbezi beach. To avoid on Sundays due to the presence of too many people
  • Amazing place....the beach is beautiful and the ambiance is to die for :-)
  • Amazing place....the beach is beautiful and the ambiance is to die for
  • Great place for a weekend trip, the boats to the island are an adventure on their own
  • Nice island to have fun
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