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Dar es salaam airport transfer to Mbudya Island | Shuttle Transfer | Private Transport | Taxi Service to Mbudya Island | Group Transfers 

Find yourself surrounded by pristine white-sand beaches and shimmering turquoise waters on an idyllic island paradise. Just a 15-minute boat ride from the busy cityscape of Dar es Salaam will take you to Mbudya Island in Dar-es-slaan where you can unwind in thatched huts and treat yourself to fresh seafood and refreshing beverages, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the ocean. Lounge on the beach and soak up the sun, go for a swim, or enjoy a snorkeling adventure – there are many ways to have a great time at this popular day-trip destination.

Most tourists immediately flock to the well-known island of Zanzibar when they make their plans to travel to Tanzania. But there are plenty of other beach locations along the Tanzanian coastline that deserve just as much recognition (or perhaps not, since more attention would cause them to lose some of their appeal). These tropical destinations are easily reachable from Dar es Salaam, are just as picturesquely beautiful, and are free both of an excess of vacationers and hawkers trying to sell things. The first beach in this series is Mbudya Island.

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In order to get here, take the daladala to Kunduchi or Bagamoyo and get off at the Africana stop. Then you can catch a taxi or bajaji (African tuk tuk) to White Sands Beach Resort. 

If you have a car, it’s a simple 40 minute drive to the resort from Dar es Salaam. 

Once you reach the gate, tell the gatekeeper you are going to Mbudya and he will give you a boat ticket plus a day pass for the island ($16). 

Then you walk through the resort to the beach where boats will be waiting to take a group across the Indian Ocean. 

The boats are small and wooden, and the ride takes about 25 minutes. Sometimes the tide is out, meaning you have to wade through shallow water to reach the boat, but that’s all part of the adventure.

Once there, you won’t have to worry about finding a banda, or beach hut, or vacant spot on the beach. Mostly only locals and expat residents know about it, which makes for a beautiful white sand beach untainted by obnoxious crowds. 

A limited number of people also means the development is limited: there is no hotel or established sit-down restaurant. Instead, you can have freshly caught and grilled fish or lobster brought directly to your banda, as well as cold water, soda or beer.

Dar es salaam airport transfer to Mbudya Island FAQ

The Island has forest with vegetation described as bush land with emergent trees. Plant species are chiefly characteristic of the dry land coastal forest of East Africa.

About 59 plant families are found on the Island. Both island of Bongoyo and Mbudya have very similar vegetation type differing by few aspects. Sand dunes of these islands are colonized by pioneer species such as Cyperus crassipes, Crotolaria laburuodes, Tephrosia pumila var aldabresis, T. pumila var dumesis, Asytasia gangentica and Ipomoea pesi-caprae. 

Located on the Swahili coast, Dar es Salaam is an important economic centre and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. The town was founded by Majid bin Said, the first Sultan of Zanzibar, in 1865 or 1866. It was the main administrative and commercial center of German East Africa, Tanganyika, and Tanzania.

In general, there are over 100 different languages spoken, but we can look at the most spoken and widely used language, which is Swahili, which is a language that the whole population uses or may use next to other tribal languages.

The Tanzanian Shilling is the official currency of Tanzania, but US dollars are also widely accepted in tourist areas. Dollar notes printed before 2009 are usually not accepted. You can exchange money at many authorised dealers, banks and bureaux de change.

A visa is required when traveling to Tanzania from the United States and Canada. Currently, this can be obtained at arrival airports and border crossings and is valid for 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Tanzania.

There are no compulsory vaccinations required for Tanzania, however, we recommend you consult with your local travel clinic for the most up to date recommendations, particularly in regards to malaria prophylactics. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required if you are coming from or have transited through an airport of a country where yellow fever occurs.

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