Written on: May 31, 2013
I visited in April 2012
We had an awesome experience at Saadani National Park. This park is unique in many ways, one of them being its the only national park bordering the sea.
After a 5 day trip in northern Tanzania we came to Saadani for some peace and tranquility. We arrived by air to Saadani airstrip. Our stay was at the Saadani lodge, a relaxing beautiful lodge in the heart of snp, exquisitely designed the lodge offered each tent a slice of the beautiful private empty beach. A good blend of beach and wilderness. This was the first plus for us.
We had the option of just relaxing and unwinding, but we opted for the two safaris on offer, river and bush. We started with the bush safari.
we didn't see much game here, our drive only led us to a leopard and some monkeys here and there. The other highlight in the game drive was seeing some footprints of which we were informed belonged to a lion. Well this was going nowhere, not to have our spirits dampened, we went to experience the other safari on offer.
The river ride was better. We saw lots of birds chirping, coloring the sky with their many and unique colors. Hippopotamus and crocodiles were also on offer. It was a relaxing ride which reminded us why we chose to come here. To relax and unwind.
The nature all around us was infectious as we stayed the next couple of days relaxing on the beaches. Our visit here was crowned by a village tour in Saadani, getting to learn about the history here both positive and negative (the town had links to the slave trade in the early century). It was an eye opener for us, all that glitters....
Beach Bush and River--a perfect combination. A perfect stay, a perfect getaway.
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Written on: Mar 08, 2017
| Visited: Feb 2016.
We spent the weekend in Saadani National Park. You won't get to see your big 5, but this is all compensated by spectacular scenery, location by the sea. Getting there easy and the road to the park (from Dar es Salaam) and the main road through the park are good.
Written on: Jan 17, 2014
| Visited: Jan 2008.
When I was in Zanzibar I noticed there were a few places that were a very short plane ride away. One was Saadani. I decided to check out this less-visited park and spent two days there. It's very lush and tropical and I did not see as many animals as I was hoping; mainly Colubus monkeys. It is a nice break for those looking for some sea, sand and a bit of wildlife. read more