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Treasure of the Germans

von TheCacheCat     Tansania

S 06° 42.143' E 039° 16.193' (WGS84)

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 Größe: klein
Status: kann gesucht werden
 Versteckt am: 19. September 2012
 Veröffentlicht am: 29. November 2012
 Letzte Änderung: 29. November 2012
 Listing: https://opencaching.de/OCF04F
Auch gelistet auf: geocaching.com 

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2d555f55-7b2a-488f-b1e8-aa503e036f4c.jpgA cache on the treasure island of BONGOYO

Treasure of the Germans

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Treasure of the Germans

Bongoyo Island (or simply Bongoyo) is an uninhabited island in Tanzania, situated 2.5km north of the country's largest city, Dar es Salaam. It is the most frequently visited of the four islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve (DMRS) and a popular daytrip for both tourists and Tanzanian residents alike for snorkelling and sunbathing.

The history of Bongoyo Island dates way back before the coming of the Europeans when it was used as a resting point for many fishermen who ventured deep into the ocean to seek for fish. Although it is situated near Dar es Salaam, it was uninhabitable then because the ground is mostly rocky and farming is next to impossible. However, this did not stop the Germans from making it one of their strategic bases during the 1st world war.

In the middle of the island one finds the remains of a German colonial building, clearly visible on Google Maps.

The island lies close to the Msasani Peninsula (in the Kinondoni district of the city) and is reachable by means of a 30 minute boat ride from the mainland. The point of departure for most visitors to the island is 'The Slipways' hotel complex on the western side of the Msasani Peninsula.

Avoid contact to animals, they can be very dangerous! Don't stick your Finger in the hole before you are sure that no one is inside ...

Tickets and Fees for Tourists:
Day Cruise Bongoyo Island Ticket - 15,000,-TZS
Marine Parks and Reserves Tanzania User Fee Ticket - 10.- USD

Please visit all my other caches!!!

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