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Saadani National Park

Tanzania Destinations | northern circuit

Saadani is the only park in Tanzania with ocean frontage. The park itself is unique to the rest of east Africa combining a variety of ecosystems including bush, beach and river. Some of the animals do come down to the beach and you can occasionally see some in the surf.

Saadani National Park has plentiful games including giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, wildebeest, buffalo, hippos and crocodiles. It is also possible but harder to see lions, leopards and sable antelope.

Game drives in the park are rewarding as are boating safaris along the Wami River, at the river estuary the salt pans are filled with flamingos and the river is a birder’s paradise.

To the north of the park is a green turtle breeding beach which is currently supported by the lodges in the park. All our guests who visit Saadani find it a special and unique place and is a good alternative to end a safari here rather than on a typical beach holiday.

You might be also interested in visiting Ruaha National Park.