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“Heavenly”
Review of Bongoyo Island

Bongoyo Island
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Nairobi
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6 reviews
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“Heavenly”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had lunch on this beautiful island. the beach is very clean and the service is excellent. it is a must visit wen in dar.

Visited December 2012
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Dar es Salaam
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“Island of Solitude”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Bongoyo... I think I have been to the Island on several holidays and I never seem to get enough of it... One of the best places I have ever been. Best time to leave early morning on the first Boat and booking your Banda and order your Crabs or you Bbq Fish (amazing). Though Vegis you will only get French Fries so better equip yourself when visiting Bongoyo. Recently they have started camping aswell which I need to Try.

One full day at Bongoyo is enough to get you out of your Stressful life style.

Loads of activities to do, Snorkeling, Swimming, Eel Ponds, Nature Trails.

Kudos

Visited September 2012
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New Delhi, India
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19 reviews
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“2nd best island beach near DAR”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

2nd best island beach near DAR, you get the ferry from slipway, but i would prefer Mbudya more because the water was more carm there and only one ferry is required, but, it is still one of the best places to go in Dar for a day out.

Visited September 2012
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Dumaguete
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“Play it again...”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

coming back after a long, long time: nothing much has changed... still nice fish and chipsi. still a nice beach (careful: SUNBURN!) and a nice ride with the same boat as years before. if you stay around Slipway, it is a must to go there.

Visited November 2012
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Nairobi
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“The beaches are not crowded!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Bongoyo Island is accessible from the Slipway, and the boat service is quite acceptable. For USD 20 you get to a place with transparent waters, white sandy beaches, rocky/coraline shores, great snorkeling, nature on its best. Great to spend a day just laying in the beach and swimming when you feel like. But, in the Island, the Reserve Authority needs to improve the service: the infra-structure (a few huts, a "restaurant", a few chairs) is a bit run-down, guides to walk into the interior were not available until the staff finished breakfast (this was after 11:00 am) and people were fishing and feeding fish in the Reserve. There seems to be very little supervision, 2.5 Km away from Dar es Salaam....

Visited October 2012
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