The Slipway is a very popular shopping & leisure centre, unique in its kind in Dar es Salaam. Located on the Msasani Peninsula and bordering the Indian Ocean it offers an excellent mix of activities and products attractive to both residents and tourists.
Here you can shop ‘till you drop, hunt for souvenirs, get a haircut or a massage, drink, eat, party, enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean and let the kids rollick about on the playground. And if you don’t want to leave there is always Hotel Slipway to spend a night with a view.
If onshore activities are not enough then explore the waters of the Indian Ocean. The Slipway, via its own 200m jetty, gives direct access to the sea and is a base for all sorts of aquatic activities including scuba diving, sailing, fishing, boat cruises, etc.
Most importantly, The Slipway is the launching pad to neighbouring Bongoyo Island Marine Park & Reserve, the closest clean swimming spot in and around the city and a great brief holiday away from Dar.
Bongoyo & Mbudya are uninhabited islands, situated 2.5 km and 5 km respectively north of the Slipway. Both are popular snorkelling and sunbathing daytrip destinations for both tourists and Tanzanian residents alike.
|Slipway to Bongoyo||09:30
|Bongoyo to Slipway||12:30
|Slipway to Mbudya||09:30
|Mbudya to Slipway||14:00
Boat tickets for return trips to Bongoyo and Mbudya cost roughly USD 13.00 and USD 17.50 respectively. Please keep in mind that the islands are located in a marine park and, in addition to the boat ticket, park fees are charged. Tanzanian citizens are asked to pay ca. USD 1.00 as park fees while non-Tanzanians have to part with approximately USD 12.00 per person.
All pricing and park fee information is provided E&OE and based on publications which were available in early 2021.