Saadani National Park is located 240 km from Dar es Salaam, 75 km from Tanga and directly to the west of Zanzibar Island across the ocean. This park is the only coastal wildlife sanctuary in East Africa and offers a rare combination of river, bush, wildlife and the ocean all in one place.
Activities in Saadani include game drives, boat safaris on the Wami River and walking safaris; during walking safaris, you will be accompanied by an armed ranger. The Wami River forms the southern boundary of this park and you can sail from the open sea into the river. Within a few minutes of entering the river, you will pass by pods of hippos and crocodiles basking on the river bank.
Saadani National Park has a diverse population of animals such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, leopards, lions, buffalos, wildebeests, hartebeests, reedbucks, monkeys, crocodiles and the Roosevelt sables. The park is also home to a number of diverse bird species.
We can also arrange historical tours to Saadani fishing village where you will see remains of buildings dating back to the time when this place was trading ivory and slaves. You can also combine this safari with a relaxing stay at one of the many clean beaches around the park. Saadani is a hot and humid place making it an ideal place to swim in the ocean.
Popular activities inside Saadani National Park
Saadani National Park has a diverse population of wildlife and birds; you can also relax in one of the many clean beaches around Saadani National Park or go on a walking safari inside the park. At Saadani, you can also go canoeing along the Wami River or you could choose to go out for a historical tour in the village; you will see buildings dating back to the time of ivory and slave trade.