National Park is set on the Indian Ocean Coastline and can be
reached by plane or car from Dar Es Salam, or plane or boat from
Zanzibar. It is a special park as it is around the winding Wami
River and goes up to the Indian Ocean.
has a territory of about 1000sqkm, with open grassland, bush,
acacia forest, and along the beach, coconut trees and mangrove.
Since 1969 it is a protected game reserve and since 2006 it became
a national park. It is one of the least visited parks, but you
might see all of the animals, and it is the only park where you
can combine a day of safari either on foot, boat or jeep with
dipping in the Indian Ocean!
is also one of the only spot of the coast of mainland Tanzania
where turtles come to lay their eggs.
can encounter giraffs, buffalos, elephants, zebras, oryx, warthogs,
waterbucks, reedbucks, hartebeest and wildebeest, along with troops
of yellow baboon and vervet monkeys. Lions, Leopard, hyenas and
jackals are the predators of the various antelops in the park.
On a boot safari you can see hippos, crocodiles and water snakes.
The special of Saadani is the red duiker, a buitifull and very
is a home to hornbills, starlings, buffalo weavers, ring necked
doves, lilac breasted roller and grey headed rollers as well as
yellow billed storks, grey heron, little egret, sandpipers and
how to visit?
National Park is best visited in January and February and from
June to August, when animal density is at its highest. It is easily
reachable in a 20 minutes flight from Zanzibar, or by car or plane