Saadani National Park

It’s where the beach meets the bush. The only and very exceptional wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast on an Indian Ocean beachfront. It as well possesses all the attributes that make Tanzania’s tropical coastline and islands very popular with European sun-worshipers.

Saadani National park is one of a kind of a honeymoon getaway. It is a set off from the crowded Parks of the Northern Circuit for those who wish to have a very quiet and isolated environment and relaxation. Honeymoon time comes once in a lifetime for many and Tanzania nowadays comes high as a first priority destination for the newlyweds who would wish to spend their honeymoon in Africa. This is not by coincidence by any chance; Tanzania and its numerous hot spots for wildlife safari, oceanic shores and the Islands on the Indian Ocean is the place to be for anyone seeking an unforgettable honeymoon in Africa.

When you visit Saadani National Park, One gets to relish the palm trees as they swing in a cooling oceanic blow. White sand and blue water sparkle powerfully beneath the tropical sun. Traditional dhows sail slowly past, propelled by billowing white sails, while Swahili fishermen cast their nets below a brilliant red sunrise.

Don’t be surprised on your visit to Saadani, being the very one place where those idle hours of your sunbathing might be interrupted by an elephant strolling past, or a lion coming to drink at the nearby waterhole!

It is the only place you can enjoy both wildlife and oceanic excursions including beaches and all sorts of luxury experiences you could ever imagine. You can spot a surprising wide range of grazers and primates seen on game drives and walks, among them include giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, common waterbucks, reedbucks, hartebeests, wildebeests, red duikers, greater kudus, elands, sable antelopes, yellow baboons and velvet monkeys.

Herds of up to 30 elephants are encountered with increasing frequency, and several lion prides are inhabitants, together with leopards, spotted hyenas and black-backed jackals. Boat trips on the mangrove-lined Wami River come along with a high chance of sighting hippos, crocodiles and a selection of marine and riverine birds, including the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo. The beaches form one of the last major green turtle breeding sites on mainland Tanzania. What an excellent set of your honeymoon.


What to do

  • Game drives and guided walks.
  • Boat trips, Swimming.

Visit Saadani fishing village, which lies within the reserve, where a collection of ruins pays testament to its 19th century heyday as a major trading port.



The Park offers various types of luxurious to non-luxurious accommodation and their facilities for both Residents and Non-residents visiting the Park.

  • Rest house near the beach, with a furnished sitting room, master bedroom, three single rooms and a fully equipped kitchen.
  • Bandaz which are located along the beach, each with two rooms of four beddings and single rooms for couples with outside dining and kitchen equipped with cooking gas, deep freezer and utensils. These facilities offer campers an opportunity to sleep at camping sites by pitching tents at the public campsite which is located along the beach of Saadani,
  • Special campsites: Kiwandi campsite located at Zaraninge forest, Kinyonga campsite located along Wami river and Tengwe campsite located in the wilderness zone. Visitors are advised to come with their own food that they may cook using park facilities. There are other privately owned accommodation facilities inside and outside the park including Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, Saadani River Lodge, KISAMPA, Saadani Park Hotel, Tembo Kijani Lodge and A Tent with A View Lodge.

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