Attractions & Safari Activities

  • Elephants on the beach
  • Day Excursions from Dar es Salaam
  • Crocs and Hippos on Wami River

Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park is the newest in an impressive list of protected wildlife areas in Tanzania. It is located 70 km north of Bagamoyo and is accessible from Dar es Salaam. Saadani is a popular day-excursion destination from beach resorts scattered along Tanzania’s northern coast. The Wami River, which passes through Saadani National Park and empties into the Indian Ocean, hosts a large population of hippos, crocodiles, flamingos, and many large bird species. Elephants are often viewed bathing and playing on Saadani’s beach, especially in the early hours of the morning.

For those spending some time in Dar es Salaam and do not have much time for a full Northern of Southern Tanzania safari, then Saadani, is the next best thing. Saadani is easily visited on a day trip or short weekend safari. It’s elephant population frolics in the sands and sometimes ventures into the crashing surf, which alone makes Saadani one of the more special and unique parks to visit in Tanzania.

Hotels & Lodges in Saadani National Park

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

The Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge is as wildly natural as luxury safari lodges ...

Simply Saadani Camp

The Simply Saadani Camp is made up of beautiful, secluded beach side cottages ...

Kisampa Bush Retreat

The Kisampa Bush retreat is an eco-friendly wilderness safari lodge that is particularly ...

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