2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Road Safari

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Saadani National Park Tanzania

Designed to deliver a classic ‘beach and bush’ experience, this 2-day Tanzania road safari takes you to Saadani National Park where can view animals basking along the Indian Ocean shores in Tanzania.

Your starting and ending point is in Dar-es-salaam the largest city and former capital of Tanzania. The tour travels to Saadani National Park located 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Dar es Salaam (drive takes 4 hours).

Located in the center of the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani, and Zanzibar, Saadani National Park covers 1100 km².  It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea.

Saadani is home to about 30 species of large mammals including Elephant, Leopard, Lion & Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Waterbuck, Impala, Liechtenstein’s Hartebeest, Kudu, Eland, Sable Antelope, Baboon, and Monkeys as well as smaller antelope such as red duiker, reedbuck and bush buck.

Saadani surrounding ocean life also makes the park a big attraction. Sightings of Bottlenose dolphins are common off the coast of the park. Whales pass through the Zanzibar channel in October and November and green turtle breed at Madete Beach.

Enjoy your picnic lunch amongst fantastic hippo pods and crocodiles lounging on the banks of the Wami river. In the afternoon we embark on a wildlife viewing drive till sunset. The animals that might be seen include Giraffes, Warthogs, Wildebeest, rare Roosevelt Sable Antelopes, Hyenas and many more.

At the end of an action-packed day of game viewing, we head to our comfortable lodge/ camp. Accommodation options in Saadani National Park include Simply Saadani Camp, Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, Saadani River Lodge and Wami River Bush Retreat.

The following morning, we explore the spectacular landscapes of Saadani National Park in search of wildlife and birds which you didn’t see on the first day.

A boat safari on the Wami River is a true highlight where you get a chance of sighting Hippo, Crocodile, Black-and-white Colobus Monkey and a selection of marine and riverine birds like the Mangrove Kingfisher and Lesser Flamingo.

Later we depart for Dar es Salaam making our way back to where our memorable adventure began.

Saadani National Park Highlights | What to Do and See

Wami River Boat trips: Wami River come with a high chance of sighting hippos, crocodiles, coleus monkeys, and a selection of marine and riverine birds like the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo.

Saadani Wildlife Game Drives: During Game Drives you will see Giraffe, Buffalo, Warthog, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Red Duiker, Greater Kudu, Eland, Sable Antelope, Baboon, and Monkeys.

Herds of up to 30 elephants, lion pride are resident, together with leopard, spotted hyena, and black-backed jackal, while the beaches form one of the last major green turtle breeding sites on mainland Tanzania.

Saadani Birdlife: Several endemic bird species could be observed. Waders include wooly necked stork, yellow-billed stork, open-billed stork, common sandpiper, and grey heron. Birds of prey include palm nut and white-backed vultures, yellow-billed kites, and the various species of eagles.

The acacia woodlands are a good place for the colorful lilac-breasted roller, fork-tailed dragons, grey hornbills, bee-eaters, flocks of Meyer’s parrots, and red-cheeked cordon bleus.

Saadani Marine Wildlife: Dozens of fish, jellyfish, and several species of crabs prawns, and shrimps! Small sharks can also be found through these are believed to content themselves with a diet of prawns rather than humans.

Bottle nosed dolphins are common off the southern coats and humpback whales.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Dar es salaam  – Drive to Saadani National Park
Day 2: Saadani Boat Safari & optional Walk in the Wilderness – Drive to Dar es Salaam

2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Road Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Dar es salaam  – Drive to Saadani National Park

0800 Hours: After breakfast at your hotel, depart Dar es Salaam by road to Saadani National Park. The driving time from Dar es Salaam is roughly 4.5 hours.

1300 Hours: We arrive at our hotel and lunch follows. After lunch, we have some rest time by the Indian Ocean.

1530 Hours: Depart for the afternoon game drive in the park. Saadani is where the beach meets the bush.  Animals seen include giraffe, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, sable antelope and eland.

Other animals include hartebeest, wildebeest, zebra, waterbuck, reedbuck, greater kudu, Oryx, warthog, mongoose, civet, serval, baboon, black and white Colobus, crocodile, hippo, three species of duiker as well as a great variety of birdlife.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, Tent With a View, The Roof of Saadani
Mid Range Accommodation: Safari Mashariki Lodge, Kisampa Camp
Budget Accommodation: Oceanic Bay Hotel and Resort, New Bagamoyo Beach Resort

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Saadani Boat Safari  & Optional Walk in the Wilderness – Drive to Dar es Salaam

0700 Hours: Breakfast at the lodge/ camp followed by a boat excursion to the Wami River, which offers probably the best boat safari in Tanzania.

One of the best ways to enjoy Saadani National Park is a cruise on the Wami River, which flows through the southern part of the National Park. This usually takes about 2 Hours.

The river is widely known by birders for its spectacular variety of birds, including flamingos and pelicans at the river mouth. Lazy hippos and crocodiles keep cool in the water or sleep on the sandbanks.

Large monitor lizards move through the undergrowth, and black and white colobus monkeys perform acrobatics in the trees overhead.

1200 Hours: Enjoy lunch and afterward transfer back by road to Dar es Salaam.

1830 Hours: Arrive in Dar es Salaam. Our 2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Road Safari comes to a close.

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Road Safari Prices

2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Road Safari Rates Includes:

Boat Safari + Park entrance fees + All meals included while on safari + All applicable Game Park entrance fees + Services of our English speaking driver-guide + Game drive  + Accommodation of your choice in Saadani National Park + Return Road transfers from Dar es Salaam to the Saadani National Park & Safari transport by 4 x 4 with a roof hatch that pops up to enable easy game viewing and photography

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Notes
* Kindly note that our 2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park road Safari departs from Dar es salaam


2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Road Safari Rates Do Not Include:

* International Airfare
* Accommodation in Dar es Salaam
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps, and airports
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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