Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park

Unique for its combination of beach and bush, where wildlife meets the Indian Ocean.

Saadani National Park, located along Tanzania’s northeastern coast, is a unique safari destination where the bush meets the beach. Covering approximately 1,100 square kilometers, it is the only national park in East Africa with an oceanic beachfront. This rare combination of marine and terrestrial environments provides a diverse array of landscapes and wildlife experiences, offering visitors the chance to enjoy both traditional game drives and beach activities.

What to Expect

Visitors to Saadani National Park can expect a truly unique safari experience, combining the thrill of wildlife viewing with the relaxation of pristine beaches. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, buffaloes, and various antelope species. The Wami River, which flows through the park, is a haven for hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species, making boat safaris a popular activity.

In addition to its terrestrial wildlife, Saadani’s coastal location offers the opportunity to spot marine life, including dolphins, green turtles, and various fish species. The park’s beaches are important nesting sites for green turtles, providing a rare chance to observe these ancient creatures.

Activities and Highlights

  • Game Drives: Enjoy morning, afternoon, and full-day game drives with knowledgeable guides.
  • Boat Safaris: Explore the Wami River to see hippos, crocodiles, and diverse birdlife.
    Beach Activities: Relax on the park’s pristine beaches, swim, snorkel, or spot marine life.
  • Walking Safaris: Experience the park’s flora and fauna up close on a guided walk.
  • Cultural Visits: Engage with the local community and visit nearby fishing villages.
  • Photography: Capture stunning images of wildlife, landscapes, and the beautiful coastline.


Saadani National Park offers a range of accommodation options, from luxury lodges and tented camps to more rustic beachside camps. Each provides a unique experience, whether you’re looking for comfort, adventure, or an authentic wilderness experience.

Travel Tips

  • Best Time to Visit: The dry season (June to October) is ideal for wildlife viewing as animals congregate around water sources. The wet season (November to May) is perfect for birdwatching, enjoying lush landscapes, and fewer tourists.
  • What to Pack: Bring lightweight clothing, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and a good camera. Warm clothing is recommended for cool mornings and evenings. Insect repellent and swimwear are also essential.
  • Health and Safety: Ensure you have necessary vaccinations and anti-malaria medication. Always follow your guide’s instructions and respect the wildlife and local communities.

Experience the unique blend of beach and bush at Saadani National Park with Wild Call Tanzania Safaris, where every safari promises unforgettable encounters with nature and wildlife.


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