3 days in Dar, all comes down to this day. Still feels strange documenting it now, as if it didn’t happen at all but I have all these memories. Time flies when you are having fun 🙂 I’m sure I’ll look back in 2018 and it will be a minor blip in history but such an amazing and fulfilling time. Let’s see where I’ll go next year.
So, we unwound on the beach of an island called Bongoyo Island. It is a scenic uninhabited island for leisure. The most you can do is swim, sunbathe and snorkel apart from the obvious eating and drinking. The island makes a popular day trip for locals and tourists. With rocky shores and just two beaches, the protected island also has the remains of a German colonial building and a forest you can hike and explore if you are up to it.
We took a boat from slipway on Monday morning; trouble free. There is an early one at 0930 Hrs but we left with the 1130 Hrs boat. The boat ride costs 35,000 TZS ($20) per person and the ride takes about 30-40 minutes. It was laughs for us girls as you can probably see.
- If you get sea sick easily it might not be the best idea for you to visit.
- Carry some plastic bags or a waterproof bag to keep your valuables in during the boat ride as sometimes you can get splashed quite heavily.
- Advisable to rent a thatched banda because it is so very hot. It goes for 5,000 TZS ($3), and they are definitely worth it if you plan to stay there for a few hours.
For food, we had calamari and fries and it was well done and pretty delicious but be sure to ask which sea food is available on that particular day.
In the evening, we headed to Akemi restaurant. It is Tanzania’s only revolving restaurant located on Golden Jubilee Towers, which is one of the tallest buildings in Dar. The views of the city guys from the 21st floor >sigh< so beautiful and astounding and their interior is not too shabby; it has an elegant ambience. Best place for Sunday brunches and candle lit dinners. If you are looking for somewhere classy to go, this is the spot.
Until next time xx!