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“For an eco island very disappointing”
Review of Mbudya island

Mbudya island
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“For an eco island very disappointing”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

The place was littered with beer bottles and other stuff. The staff were fighting/shouting at each other. I was happy at first to pay to be there but then wondered what the money is spent on. It obviously needs new management.

Visited May 2014
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful day trip from Dar”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Catch a boat from White Sands Hotel just a half hour north of Dar es Salaam. Spend the day snorkeling around the island, or lounging in the beach chairs under the bundas. Order fresh seafood for lunch. Head back to Dar relaxed and ready for another week, or more adventures as a tourist. A great way to spend a day.

Visited February 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

This place is an absolute gem. Looks like a scene from a postcard, it is just paradise. This kind of scenery is the envy of every tourist spot in the world.

Visited March 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Saturdays are better”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

The most beautiful beach in a short trip from Dar if you do not have the time and money to go to Zanzibar. You take the boat from a hotel, don't forget to tell them when you will be returning, same boat comes to pick you. Go before noon to be able to find a shadow. The fish and French fries are great but they are very poor on service , you may be left hungry, it is a better idea not to depend on that food but get your sandwiches and there you only order drinks and a snack. One disturbing thing is that they will come to ask for money all the time, you pay for shadow, you pay for chairs, you pay for stepping on the island and few more things... Try to avoid if you can, or have a local friend with you so you wont get tourist treatment. But it is beautiful, definitely worth going for beach and a sunny day. Make sure you adjust your timing for the high tides, the time we returned it was low tide and boat left us very far from the hotel beach (when returning to the mainland) and we had to walk to the mainland beach in a very muddy water, you simply lose your flip flops or shoes :)

Visited April 2014
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Washington, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful, but...”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

The island is beautiful, but the trash washing up on the beach detracts from the beauty. Fresh fish and chips meal was great and they actually had cold sodas. I was disappointed that of the many staffers on the island it appeared no one was assigned to cleanup.

Visited March 2014
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