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Mbudya Island, Dar es Salaam

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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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  • First the good: - The beach is amazing - The waters are calm and crystal clear - The bandas are great for shade from the sun - The authorities are doing a good job of maintaining security, it’s a... 
    First the good: - The beach is amazing - The waters are calm and crystal clear - The bandas are great for shade from the sun - The authorities are doing a good job of maintaining security, it’s a...  more »
  • Beautiful island, go early to beat the weekend crowds. The fresh fish for lunch is delicious but be aware that the people who work there will try and rip you off. The prices are clearly stated on a... 
    Beautiful island, go early to beat the weekend crowds. The fresh fish for lunch is delicious but be aware that the people who work there will try and rip you off. The prices are clearly stated on a...  more »
  • very nice place to swim, just expect to pay for a shaded cabana and food on the island, but you can bring your own.Just watch out for the sea urchins on the darkest side of the water and a great spot....  more
    very nice place to swim, just expect to pay for a shaded cabana and food on the island, but you can bring your own.Just watch out for the sea urchins on the darkest side of the water and a great spot....  more »
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  • It's really amazing there!!! Although the price to visit there is expensive but it worths so much if you just have only few days to spend in Dar Es Salaam. For me, I spent 20000tsh for the boat and 41000tsh for marine reserves entrance fee(I'm not sure if I was chatted), and I got the wonderful feeling of living in a small island in Indian Ocean. It's definitely amazing for me a person who grew in cities since I was borned. I will highly recommend every foreigner to visit there because it will make your Tanzania's trip unforgettable!!
  • POSITIVITY: Great island.... Good place to hang out and have fun with family, friends. Make sure to take a speaker with you if you are with some vibing crew!But whatsoever, it's also a great place to meditate and breathe. Food and drinks are also allowed to carry with. But yet, the island offers food for cost. The island is so clean(haven't seen shells around, can't know why.... GOD'S CREATION 😇😍) The waters reflect the sky then turn blue, sometimes waters turn into light green because of the sea vegetation ,BEAUTIFUL VIEW❤️ Visiting hours are from 1200hours to 1800hours. GOVERNMENT CHARGES: 6,000 for students WITH THE ID 12,000 for non-students NEGATIVITY: I just wonder why we pay charges for the island and yet, someone has to pay AGAIN for the hut to accomodate(around 15,000)and still pay for a table and chairs(15,000 again) .... SMH! 😑 The washrooms are not that clean, neither have enough water to accommodate visitors around.
  • A place u cannot afford to miss if in Dar e salaam. About 30 minutes drive from the city. Then take a motor boat to the island. Enough places to sit in shade. Water is very clear. Ideal for spending 4/5 hours
  • When you want place to go to explore the beautiful beaches mbudya is right place
  • Mbudya Island (or simply Mbudya) is an uninhabited island in Tanzania, north of the country's largest city, Dar es Salaam and is one of the four islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve (DMRS). The island lies close to the beach resort and fishing community of Kunduchi and is reachable by means of a 20-minute motorboat ride crossing from the mainland. It is therefore a popular daytrip for both tourists and Tanzanian residents alike, serving as a location for a variety of leisure activities, including snorkelling, sunbathing and hiking.

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