Saadani National Park Safari offers an opportunity for game drives, walking safari and boat safari in the only Tanzania park which boarder with the ocean. This budget safari offers a boat safari along Wami river is a remarkable experience as this river hots large population of hippos, crocodiles and different species of water birds. The boat ride brings visitors closer to these creatures more that how it could be in other game viewing option.
Although Saadani national park is not suitable for game drive due its vegetation covers, in the few open areas the following animals can be seen baboon, vervet monkey, bushbuck, warthog, hartebeest and giraffe. Reedbucks are so ubiquitous in Saadani National Park like impala in most Tanzania parks. Due to its topography Saadani boast a variety of bird life includes glossy ibis, hammerkop, palm nut vulture, and lots of lilac-crested rollers. Unquestionably, the best feature of this park is the beach which after safari one can go for a boat safari.
Saadani Wildlife and Birds
The most common wildlife in Saadani include four of the Big Five, namely lions, African elephants, buffaloes and African leopards. Common waterbucks, blue wildebeest, bohor reedbucks, Masai giraffes, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, warthogs, hippopotamus, red duikers and the rare sable antelope. A number of primates are also present in Saadani national park such as blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, black-and white Colobus monkeys. Small mammals in Saadani national park include African civets, mongooses, genet cats and porcupines. Nile crodiles are also found in Wami River which flow across Saadani national park into the Indian Ocean.
Saadani National Park Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Saadani National Park Safari
Depends on your arrival details our driver guide will pick you at the airport, ferry or the hotel in Dar es Salaam for the journey to Saadani National Park. To make sure that you have enough time to explore this beautiful park we recommend that the journey should start early morning around 0700 hrs. As you arrive in Saadani your guide will take you for the boat ride along Wami river where you will see a variety of water birds and animals at close vicinity. Dinner and overnight at Tanapa Bandas. Saadani National Park in the home to various large African plain animals such as lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, zebra etc. If you luck you may also be able to spot the tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Vagabond Lodge
Day 2: Saadani National Park Safari: Game viewing
Today you may opt to go for a game drive in the few plain areas of the park. During the game drive you will possiblity locate a variety of animal species include lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, zebra etc. If luck you may also spot the tree climbing lions. In the afternoon drive back to Dar es Salaam where you will be dropped in the hotel.
End of safari services
Saadani Safari Price
From US $ 460 per person sharing
Safari Cost Includes
Game drive in a 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop roof
Fee for a professional a qualified Safari guide
A professional Cook
Full board accommodation at Saadani Rest House (Tanapa Bandas)
Activities as per itinerary
Safari Cost Excludes
Other activities which do not included on the itinerary
Items of a personal nature
Airport departure tax,
Local/International flights, Visas, Travel
Flying doctors rescue services
Personal and baggage insurance