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Bongoyo Island

Located 1.5 miles (2.5km) north of Dar es Salaam, Bongoyo Island is an uninhabited island and makes up part of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve. Popular with tourists and other travellers seeking leisure activities, this island offers some fantastic snorkelling opportunities as well as beautiful sandy beaches and great hikes. The island can only be reached by means of a dhow and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Transport: First boat leaves at 9am, with others at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm and can carry a minimum of four people

Admission: The ferry cost 11,000Tsh and another US$5 for the marine park fee