Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Dar es Salaam. A 10-15 minutes ride with Sparkling Boat from the mainland will take you to the idyllic island paradise of Mbudya Island in the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve. Soak up the rays on the island’s white-sand beaches, enjoy snorkeling adventures, and head out for a swim in the turquoise waters. Bandas (thatched huts) are available for rent on the beach, and you can savor fresh barbecued seafood and sip on cold drinks while you unwind. It’s no wonder Mbudya is one of the most popular day trips from the city.