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Saadani National Park is Tanzania's unique destination that combines the beauty of the Indian Ocean coastline with the wildlife of the bush! The park's location on the coast offers a chance to witness elephants playing in the ocean and swimming in the shallows. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, and antelopes, as well as predators such as lions, leopards, and hyenas. The park's birdwatching opportunities are exceptional, with over 300 bird species recorded, including the African fish eagle, kingfishers, and the grey-headed kingfisher. The park's beach offers a chance to relax and soak up the sun after a day of exploring the park's stunning scenery and wildlife.

EXPERIENCES

A range of thrilling experiences handpicked by our experts. Don’t see one that’s just right for you? No problem. Our local insiders will create precisely what you want.

Game Drives


Discover the park's incredible wildlife on a guided game drive through its diverse habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, and mangroves. Spot elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, and numerous antelope species, as well as the rare Roosevelt's sable antelope. Knowledgeable guides will help you locate these animals and provide interesting insights into their behaviour and ecology.

Boat Safaris


Experience the park from a different perspective by embarking on a boat safari along the Wami River. Observe hippos, crocodiles, and a wide range of bird species, including kingfishers, herons, and African fish eagles, as they thrive in this unique ecosystem. The serene beauty of the riverine environment offers a refreshing contrast to the bush.

Beach Excursions


Relax on the pristine, palm-fringed beaches of Saadani National Park and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Take a refreshing swim, sunbathe on the golden sands, or simply appreciate the tranquil beauty of this coastal paradise.

Turtle Watching


Witness the incredible spectacle of sea turtles nesting on the park's beaches. Between March and September, green and hawksbill turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. With a bit of luck, you may even see hatchlings making their way to the ocean under the watchful eye of park rangers.

Birdwatching


With over 250 bird species recorded in the park, Saadani is a paradise for birdwatchers. Discover a diverse array of coastal and terrestrial birds, such as the African skimmer, the white-fronted plover, and the mangrove kingfisher. Expert guides can help you spot and identify these fascinating creatures.

Guided Nature Walks


Delve into the park's diverse ecosystems with guided nature walks, led by knowledgeable local guides. Explore the coastal forests, mangroves, and savannah, discovering lesser-known wildlife, rare plant species, and fascinating insects. These walks provide an intimate connection with nature, allowing visitors to fully appreciate Saadani's exceptional beauty.