Saadani National Park
What is the size of Saadani: 1,062 sq km (415 sq miles)
When was its established: 2002
What is the distance from Dar es Salaam: 200 km (124 miles)
Popular tours visiting Saadani National Park:
We organize excursions to Saadani National Park as tailor-made-tours only. Please contact our Safari Planner for a customized itinerary.
Saadani Game Reserve was only gazetted in 2003 and is the only park in Tanzania with ocean frontage. The park itself is unique to the rest of east Africa combining a variety of ecosystems including bush, beach and river. Some of the animals do come down to the beach and you can occasionally see some in the surf.
The park has plentiful game including giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, wildebeest, buffalo, hippos and crocodiles. It is also possible but harder to see lion, leopard and sable antelope.
Game drives in the park are rewarding as are boating safaris along the Wami River, at the river estuary, the salt pans are filled with flamingos and the river is a bird watcher’s paradise.
To the north of the park is a green turtle breeding beach which is currently supported by the lodges in the park. All guests who visit Saadani Game Reserve find it a special and unique place and is a good alternative to end a safari here rather than on a typical beach holiday.
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