Saadani National Park, Tanzania, where the Ocean meets the Wilderness.

Here in Tanzania


Palm trees sway in a cooling oceanic breeze. White sand and blue water sparkle alluringly 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.





1,062 sq km (415 sq miles).


On the north coast, roughly 100km (60 miles) northwest
of Dar es Salaam as the crow flies, and a similar distance
southwest of the port of Tanga. 

How to get there:

Charter flight from Zanzibar or Dar with possibility of scheduled
flights in the future. Thrice-weekly road shuttle from Dar,
taking four hours in either direction. No road access from Dar
along the coast – follow the surfaced Moshi road for
160km (100 miles), then 60km (36 miles) on dirt.
Road access from Tanga and Pangani
except after heavy rain. 4x4 required. 

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. 


Giraffe, Buffalo, Warthog, Waterbuck, Reedbuck,
Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Red Duiker, Greater Kudu,
Eland, Sable Antelope, Yellow Baboon,
Vervet Monkey, Elephant, Lion, Leopard,
Spotted Hyena, Black-backed Jackal, Hippopotamus,
Crocodile, Green turtle.


Mangrove Kingfisher, Lesser Flamingo.

Best time:

Generally accessible all-year round, but the access
roads are sometimes impassable during April and May.
The best game-viewing is in January and February
and from June to August. 


One luxury tented camp. Campsites planned.

Source: TANAPA. 


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