Size:1,062 sq km (415 sq miles).
Location: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.
AnimalsGiraffe, 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.
Birds: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.
Download here a pdf with a
more detailed description of this park.