A DAY TRIP TO SAADANI NATIONAL PARK

Saadani National Park is truly unique because it’s right on the Indian Ocean. The beautiful white sand beaches are stunning but you’re more likely to see lions or elephant on the beach than sunbathers. A wide range of grazing animals are commonly seen on game drives and walks through Saadani National Park. These include giraffe, buffalo, warthog, waterbuck, reedbuck, hartebeest, wildebeest, greater kudu, eland, sable, yellow baboon and vervet monkey along with herds of elephant and many other creatures of all sizes.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$295 - $390
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
1 day
Best months:
All year
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Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
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After breakfast you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Dar Es Salaam and driven to Saadani National Park which is about a two hour drive away. On the way you’ll be able to see local villages, historical attractions and rivers including the Wami River where we’ll get on the dirt road to the park.

After breakfast you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Dar Es Salaam and driven to Saadani National Park which is about a two hour drive away. On the way you’ll be able to see local villages, historical attractions and rivers including the Wami River where we’ll get on the dirt road to the park.                

ARRIVAL AT SAADANI NATIONAL PARK FOR GAME DRIVE:-Expect the unexpected is a good rule for your game drive in Saadani. You never know what you’ll see but your guide will be looking out for land animals like elephant, lion, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, waterbuck and sable antelope and birds like the African hornbill.

There’s a good chance of spotting hippo, crocodile and a selection of marine and riverine birds, including the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo, on stretches of the Wami River, and although they’re usually only spotted at dawn or dusk, the beaches here are one of the last major green turtle breeding sites on mainland Tanzania.

LUNCH ON THE BEACH:You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach with its white sand and sparkling clear water. If you’re a romantic bring your loved one – it doesn’t get much better than this. After lunch you’ll continue your game drive or you can take a boat safari if you wish.

OPTIONAL BIRD WATCHING AND BOAT SAFARI:If you choose to take a boat safari we’ll look out for birds as we drive towards the Wami River. The Wami empties into the Indian Ocean and its waters and swamplands are home to a large population of hippo, crocodile and water birds.

In the late afternoon or early evening we’ll start the drive back to Dar Es Salaam where we’ll drop you back at your hotel. It’s been a long, exciting day and you’ll have a lot of amazing stories to share.

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Elephant
Elephant
Genet cat
Genet cat
Giraffe
Giraffe
Hartebeest
Hartebeest
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Bird watching
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