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Saadani National Park
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Saadani National Park is situated on the north coast of Tanzania, approximately 100km (60 miles) northwest of Dar es Salaam; a place where the bush meets the ocean, the only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa bordering the sea with romantic palm trees, beautiful white sandy beaches and spectacular views of the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
The park is home to an amazingly wide variety of plains game and primates as well as general game. Boat trips on the Wami River offer exciting wildlife viewing as well as fantastic bird-watching while the beaches offer one of the last major green turtle breeding sites on mainland Tanzania. A site so typical of this area is the Swahili fishermen casting their nets with a magical African sunset in the background.
The reserve is easily accessible from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar, making it a good safari destination for those visiting the capital or the coast
Saadani Lodge offers a heavenly setting as well as an abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery with the warm Indian Ocean lapping onto its doorstep.
Saadani National Park covers an area of approximately 1100 km² and it is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the ocean. It offers a unique mix of both marine life and mainland flora and fauna. Approximately 30 species of larger mammals can be found here as well as numerous reptiles and birds. Apart from many species of fish, Green turtles, Humpback whales and dolphins can also be found in the ocean nearby.
Tanzania's magnificent Wami River is home to plenty of hippo and crocodile close to Saadani Lodge. Flamingos are often seen in the shallow estuarine waters, as well as flocks of pelicans.
The park is also home to a diversity of birdlife and variety of vegetation. Saadani's wildlife is abundant with lion and other predators in the area as well as a range of plains game including elephant, giraffe, kudu and large herds of buffalo. The landscapes are varied and distinctive combining coastal forests, acacia woodlands, open grasslands and the mangrove vegetation at the mouth of the river.
Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge has 18 stilted suites and its located on the shores of the Wami River. The lodge has an in-house spa as well as various other activities for guests to enjoy while staying over at Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge.
Saadani Safari Lodge offers a heavenly setting and an abundance of wildlife. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea with various ecosystems where guests will have the opportunity to experience marine life, as well as, fauna and flora.