Saadani National Park

Tiny and lovely SAADANI

Boat, bush and beach
Directly opposite Stone Town, Zanzibar, lies a tiny but lovely National Park full of animals. Untouched as it is yet to be discovered, Saadani has two big advantages compared to other more known Tanzanian parks. One is that it is situated close to Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam offering lots of discoveries for less money and time. The other advantage is that Saadani has a long deserted beach –  long beach walks and swim after the safari. Not to mention the pastel- toned sunrises over the Indian ocean from your veranda.
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African buffalo in Saadani

These were our breakfast company. Look how they smell us.

Boat safari
Animals behavior in the park is more natural compared to other parks where the animals are used to the cars. You will see African buffalo, wildebeest, baboons, giraffe, big birds, many different gazelles etc. Lions and elephants live in the park but are not as commonly seen as the others mentioned . The scenery is versatile with plain, forest and rivers. And it has Wami river- one of few places where you can see hippopotamus up and walking and lots of crocodiles. If we like the park? Yes, a lot.

Hippos in Wami River Saadani

It is very rare to see the hippos up and running as you do in Saadani



1095 usd per person in shared double
495 usd for children 2-12 years in adjoined room to parents

Incl. transfer with car Dar es Salaam-Saadani, 2 half days game drive with open car as picture, boat safari on Wami river, accomodation, 2 x breakfast, lunch and dinner, park fees, boat fee, flight Saadani to Zanzibar, transfer to Saadani air strip.

Excl. drinks

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Sitting girafees in Saadani National aprk

One part of Saadani is very green, another more of a plain

Luxury tent with a view

We have handpicked Simply Saadani Camp as all bungalows are 10 m from the beach and close to the park.  You will be heart warmed by the pastel toned sunrises and soothing waves sound putting you to sleep. There is a mangrove to discover with canoe and 3 different bush/bird walks just behind the lodge, all for free. Perfect for the kids!

Day 1

Pick up at Dar es Salaam airport for a 4 hour ride ( full of discoveries on the way) to Saadani. Check in at Simply Saadani Camp– where the bush meets the beach. Bush walk and swimming and enjoying the lodge rest of the day. Dinner overlooking the horizon.

The beach at Saadani, Simpy Saadani Camp

10 m from your veranda lies the deserted beach

Day 2

Full day game drive in Saadani incl. boat safari on Wami river. We start around 6.00 to catch the animal wakening up. We have a breakfast in the park and lunch in the lodge upon our return.

Day 3

Half day game drive in Saadani then drop off at Saadani airstrip for your 14.45 flight to Zanzibar arriving 15.15.

Monkeys at Simply Saadani Camp

These monkeys live on the camp.

To Saadani can you go with car 4 hours from Dar Es Salaam, fly from Zanzibar or Dar Es Salaam or take a boat from Stone Town,  Zanzibar. The more adventurous traveller can go by local bus or take a dhow cargo boat from Zanzibar.