Saadani National Park
Saadani National Park combines both bush and beach. Situated just north of the Wami river delta, the park has a growing population of wildlife and some nice lodges. Boat safaris on the Wami river provide excellent hippo and crocodile viewing, along with plenty of birds.
Saadani is Tanzania's 13th National Park with an area of 1100 km squared. It was established in 2005 from the game reserve created in 1969.
Saadani offers a splendid combination of marine and mainland flora and fauna. There are over 30 species of large mammals as well as numerous reptiles and birds. On the coast there are numerous species of fish, Green turtles, Humpback whales and dolphins.
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Saadani National Park is Tanzanias newest park, (gazetted in 2003) and the only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa with an Indian Ocean beach front. Inland of it's 20km coastline Saadani features a park-like cover of open grassland with stands of acacia trees and pockets of coastal thicket. The park supports a wide variety of large mammals, with game densities highest around January and February. Saadani harbours a small population of Roosevelts Sable (also found in Selous) and the red duiker is often seen. A myriad of birdlife is to be observed on a boat safari up the Wami River, as well as hippo and crocodile.
Saadani National Park Activities
Boat safari down the Wami River through Saadani National Park. It is possible the best boat safari experience in all of East Africa.
Walking safaris in Saadani offer a unique opportunity to study animal behavior through the comprehensive trails left around the salt flats.