Saadani National Park is Tanzania's newest national park, covering
more than 1,200 square kilometers in the east of the country,
north of Dar es Salaam about 150 kms drive away.
The Park has the distinction of being the only coastal wildlife
sanctuary of its kind on the eastern coast of Africa. It offers
a completely unique safari environment, combining that most rare
of recipes-river, bush and beach.
The extraordinary Wami River which is impressive because in the
peak of the country's hot summer the river still has a decent
flow of water. Wami river forms the southern boundary of the Park.
From the open sea, you can boat into the river mouth and within
minutes you are passing pods of hippo and basking crocodiles.
The game is plentiful inland with elephants, lions, giraffes and
other predators and prey. The entire eastern boundary of the Park
is set along the Indian Ocean where white beaches stretch to the
horizon in both directions, and sand islands off-shore provide
good snorkeling and swimming. Saadani is also rich with birdlife
and species are includes, desert cisticolas, yellow-throated longclaw,
African pipits, red-necked spurfowl and helmeted guineafowl.