Saadani National Park
Saadani is one of the few coastal national parks in Africa. It combines bush and beach together with excellent birdwatching opportunities. The Wami river is superb for boat safaris and numerous hippo and crocodiles may be seen.
- Big game:variable
- Birding: Excellent
- Best time to visit Saadani: June - September
- How to get to Saadani: you can drive or fly to Tanga.
- Safari types available: Boat safaris, Game drive, Walking Safaris
Game viewing in Saadani is variable. It can be excellent with elephants on the beach and lions by the river or you can drive for a while just seeing waterbuck and warthogs. In our experience spending two nights in Saadani is the best option.
Saadani is a good linking destination if you are visiting both North and South Tanzania. It combines well with Usambara and Mikumi
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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.