The overview saadani national park safari

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s southern gateway, both an interesting city on its own and a transportation hub connecting Zanzibar, southern Tanzania, and the rest of the country. Saadani National Park, located near Dar and popular with people of Tanzania’s largest city, serves as one of the country’s lesser-known national parks. Aside from its proximity to town, Saadani has some excellent wildlife opportunities and the added benefit of being directly on the ocean. It offers something that no other park in Tanzania can, with its blend of wildlife and un-spoilt Indian Ocean shoreline.

This three-day Saadani safari from Dar es Salaam takes you to Saadani National Park to explore it while on game drives, during which you will see various animals such as Lions, zebras, spotted hyenas, sable antelopes, buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes, and hartebeests; have guided bird watching tours, nature walks, cultural visits, enjoy boat rides and relaxation and the white beach

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, one of our representatives will pick you up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam and drive you to Sadaani National Park for the three-day Safari Saadani passing through the Bagamoyo. When you arrive, you will check into your hotel and then enjoy lunch.

In the afternoon, you will go on a game drive in Sadaani, where you will explore numerous park paths and witness the diverse creatures that live there. Lions, zebras, spotted hyenas, sable antelopes, buffaloes, big-eyed Rondo Galago, elephants, waterbucks, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes, and hartebeests are among the creatures you may encounter on this expedition. Following the game drive, you will return to your lodge to unwind, have dinner, and sleep.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 2: Full day game drive at Saadani and beach relaxation

After an early breakfast, go on a morning game drive to view some of the early risers and some of the nocturnal creatures return to their hideouts. As you explore the park, you may be lucky enough to see some of the large predators, such as lions, swing into action to catch their food. Lions, zebras, spotted hyenas, sable antelopes, buffaloes, big-eyed Rondo Galago, elephants, waterbucks, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes, and hartebeests are among the wildlife you will witness. Following that, you will have lunch and rest.

In the afternoon, you will go on another game drive to visit additional areas of the park. There are a variety of other alternative activities available, such as birding expeditions and visits to fishing communities. Afterwards, you’ll head to the lovely beach with white sand dotted with palm trees, where you can unwind while reminiscing about the day’s adventures, take a walk down the coastline to witness different water birds, and watch the glorious sun set beyond the ocean’s horizon. This is yet another location where you may capture stunning shots. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge

Day 3: Morning guided nature walk and boat ride, then drive back to Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, you will go on a guided nature walk led by armed park rangers to get a close-up look at the park’s flora and creatures.

Following the nature walk, have a Saadani Boat Ride safari. Saadani National Park is unique in that it is Tanzania’s only park that reaches all the way to the Indian Ocean, producing a fascinating environment where land and sea meet. The boat safari follows the Wami River as it passes through the park and eventually meets the ocean. As you sail along the river, you will see a range of wildlife species in their natural habitat, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species that occupy the riverbanks. Elephants, buffalos, antelopes, and other animals may also be seen drinking from the river.

The boat safari also provides a fantastic opportunity to take in the breathtaking beauty of Saadani National Park, which combines rich riverine forests, savannas, and clean beaches.

In the evening, you will be driven back to Dar es Salaam where you will dropped at the hotel, bringing this safari to an end

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Inclusions of this safari

  • Game drives and activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/ safari guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Water / Coffee / Tea or Soft Drinks
  • Park Entry fees


  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Gratuity
  • Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephone, beverages.
  • Meals not listed above
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Brief Information about Saadani National park

The Saadani National Park is located in the ancient triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani, and Zanzibar. It is Tanzania’s only wildlife shelter on the coast. The environment is hot and humid towards the seaside. It provides a one-of-a-kind blend of marine and terrestrial flora and animals in a culturally fascinating setting. There are over 30 species of bigger animals there, as well as several reptiles and birds. Aside from numerous fish species (over 40), the water surrounding is home to green turtles, humpback whales, and dolphins.

The park was gazetted as a game reserve in 1969 and was formally created as a national park in 2005. The park covers an area of 1062 kilometers squared and gets its name from a village within the park’s boundaries known as Saadani village. Saadani is unique in that it happens to be the only national park in the country that borders the sea. The old Saadani game reserve, the Wami River, the Zaraninge woodland, and the Mkwaja ranch region are all part of the Saadani national park. Zaraninge woodland is one of Tanzania’s most important coastal rain forests.

Saadani national park is home to a variety of wildlife, including the rare Roosevelt’s sable, which can only also be found in Kenya’s Shimba lands and Selous game reserve. Other creatures include the red duiker, antelopes, hartebeests, elephants, wildebeests, warthogs, buffalos, reedbucks, and zebras, among others