Getting to Lazy Lagoon Island Retreat in Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Lazy Lagoon lies in the Zanzibar Channel offshore from mainland Bagamoyo, the capital of German East Africa and the 'gateway to the Dark Continent'.
Not only can it boast 9km (5.6 miles )of deserted beach, but it is also a natural reserve home to many small mammals, mangrove trees and patches of indigenous forest. An idyllic Robinson Crusoe Island, the perfect way to start or end a safari. Being on the coast, Lazy Lagoon enjoys a truly tropical climate. There is no best time to visit and the lodge remains open all year round.
Bagamoyo means 'lay down your heart' a relic of the slave trade as this was the exit port for many thousands of Tanzanians who left their hearts in their homeland. Broaden your outlook on the splendours of Tanzania with a visit to the old town and Kaole Ruins to glimpse the not so glorious past.
How to get to Lazy Lagoon:
Lazy Lagoon can be reached by road from Dar es Salaam, a trip of just under an hour. This is followed by a short motor boat trip across the 2km (1.2 miles) stretch of sea to reach the island. Traditional boarding methods and an element of shallow paddling may be required to get to the boat!
There is an airstrip at Bagamoyo town 7km (4.4 miles)away and you can be met and transferred from here by prior arrangement.