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Saadani National Park

Introduction

Saadani is Tanzania's newest national park, established in 2005 from a game reserve which had existed from 1969. It is located 130 km North of Dar Salaam and just 38 km from Zanzibar and covers an area of 1100km².

The reserve has the unique distinction of being East Africa's first and currently only coastal wildlife sanctuary, providing the opportunity to observe Africa's big game and bird life interacting with the sea, a perfect union of bush and beach.

Saadani has a diverse population of mammals and birds, although many species are both scarce and scared compared to other parks which have received better protection in the past.

Of the big five, lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo are present, the rare Roosevelt sable is indigenous, whilst plains game such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland and hartebeest are more frequently seen in larger herds.

The southern boundary is marked by the Wami River, which attracts fabulous bird life, large pods of hippo, massive crocodiles and the spectacular black and white Colobus monkey. Bottle-nosed dolphins are common off the Southern coast of the reserve, and you might catch a glimpse of whales as they pass through the Zanzibar Channel in October and November. There is a green turtle breeding beach at Madete in the North.

Dry season from June to January is the best time for wildlife viewing, it is very hot from November to February. During the peak raining season, March and April, the roads, especially in the southern part of the park can be impassible and may be closed. 

Safaris visting Saadani National Park

Tanzania Fly-in Safari to to Ruaha, Mikumi, Saadani
Tanzania Fly-in Safari to to Ruaha, Mikumi, Saadani
Experience the remote and little-visited part of the country with abundant wildlife visting Ruaha National Park, Mikumi and Saadani National Park, Tanzania's first coastal wildlife sanctuary, plus 2 days on the beach
8 Days - USD $2,166
Kenya & Tanzania - Family Biking and Wildlife Adventure.
Kenya & Tanzania - Family Biking and Wildlife Adventure.
Our Kenya and Tanzania family adventure includes all that is special in our regular biking adventures but with reduced biking distances and extra family friendly activities added.
16 Days - USD $3,100
Student's Tour to Archaeological sites
Student's Tour to Archaeological sites
Visit Olduvai gorge, one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, Engaruka - famed for its irrigation and cultivation system, and the cultural heritage at the coastal cities of Tanzania
22 Days - USD $4,209
Cultural, Historical Tour combined with Safari & Beach
Cultural, Historical Tour combined with Safari & Beach
This tour gives you opportunity to visit the local Maasai and Waarusha on the slopes of Mt. Meru and experience Chagga culture on the slopes mount Kilimanjaro ending with beach relaxation.
15 Days - USD $5,714
Tanzania Cycling Tour from Lushoto to Bagamoyo
Tanzania Cycling Tour from Lushoto to Bagamoyo
Experience the culture, wildlife and landscapes of this amazing continent. On this tour, you will experience local villages, traditional tribesmen and breathtaking scenery.
10 Days - USD $2,383

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