Saadani National Park is a unique mixture of game viewing, palm trees swaying on the beaches of Indian ocean and the blue water glittering under the tropical sun, which all makes it very special place to visit.
Saadani is the only wildlife reserve in East Africa that boasts Indian Ocean beachfront, but also provides classic setting of game viewing, which makes it very popular destination for European beach lovers. The park is also such place where your leisure moments on the beach might be interrupted by an elephant walking by, or a lion quenching his thirst at the nearby waterhole!
You can find astonishingly wide range of grazers and primates on the game drives and walks, like of which are giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, common waterbucks, reedbucks, hartebeests, wildebeests, red duikers, greater kudus, elands, sable antelopes, yellow baboons and velvet monkeys.
There can be found herds of up to 30 elephants almost frequently, with also several lion inhabiting the area, together with leopards, spotted hyenas and black-backed jackals. Boat trips on the Wami River give you opportunity of sighting hippos, crocodiles and a range of birds, including the mangrove kingfisher and flamingo. Saadan’s beaches represent the last major green turtle breeding sites on mainland Tanzania.
How to get there
Charter flight from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam with a possibility of scheduled flights. Thrice-weekly road shuttle from Dar es Salaam, taking four hours in each direction.
Surfaced Moshi road for 160km (100 miles), then 60km (36 miles) on dirt.
Road access from Tanga and Pangani except after heavy rains.
What to do
Game drives and guided walks, Boat trips, Swimming.