2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Flying Safari

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2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Flying Safari

2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Flying Safari combines bush and beach experiences. Saadani National Park is the only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast an Indian Ocean beachfront.

Located in the center of the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani, and Zanzibar, Saadani National Park covers 1100 km².  Saadani National Park is just a 45 minutes flight from Dar es Salaam and 15 minutes flight from Zanzibar to the Saadani airstrip.

It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea. It offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna in a culturally fascinating setting. About 30 species of larger mammals are present as well as numerous reptiles and birds. Besides many species of fish; green turtles, humpback whales, and dolphins may also be present in the ocean nearby.

Perfect for a beach holiday, the same park is famous for its Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Giraffe, Buffalo, Warthog, Waterbuck, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Kudu, Eland, Sable Antelope, Baboon, and Monkeys.

The park contains many indigenous species including Liechtenstein’s Hartebeest and the rare Roosevelt sable. The park also boasts the rich Wami River perfect for boat trips and the sighting of hippos, crocodiles, and marine birds.

Saadani’s 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 turtles breed at Madete Beach.

Saadani village is one of the oldest communities on the African coast while the Kaole ruins and historic Bagamoyo are nearby.

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 and 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, a common sandpiper, and a 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 they 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.

2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Flying Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Zanzibar – Fly to Saadani National Park

0900 Hours: Meet and greet at your hotel then transfer to the airport for your flight to Saadani National Park.

0945 Hours: Fly from Zanzibar or (Dar-es-salaam at 0915 Hours) directly to Saadani National Park.

1000 Hours: Upon arrival meet and greet and transfer to Wami River for a boat trip. The river cruise offers a great chance to see many wild animals along the river drinking water not forgetting giant crocodiles and many birds species.

1230 Hours: Lunch at the River or Saadani Village.

1530 Hours: Later in the afternoon explore the park on a game drive where one might see Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Waterbuck, Lions, Leopards, and Hyenas etc.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation:
 Sanctuary Saadani Safari LodgeTent With a ViewThe 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 National Park – Fly to  Zanzibar

0700 Hours: Breakfast at the lodge or camp then proceed for a game drive. Saadani National Park offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna in a cultural fascination setting including savannahs, ocean, river, forests, and shrubs.

Species to be seen are elephants, buffalos, hartebeests, waterbucks, reedbucks, warthogs, numerous giraffes, wildebeests, rarely lions, hyenas, genets, porcupines, and different baboons.

1200 Hours: Enjoy lunch and afterward take a boat safari to Wami River where large groups of hippos live and Nile crocodiles can be seen as well as kingfisher, fish eagles and many species of wading birds.

Alternatively, enjoy a guided bird walk, beach walk to Mkwaje Village or watch turtle hatching nearby (if the time is right). You can also canoe at Mafoe Creek (depending on the tides).

1700 Hours: Transfer you to the airstrip for your flight back to Zanzibar

1745 Hours: Fly to Zanzibar

1800 Hours: Arrive in Zanzibar. Transfer to your hotel/ residence marks the end of our 2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Flying Safari

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Flying Safari Prices

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

Boat ride Safari + Park entrance fees + All meals included while on safari + All applicable Game Park entrance fees + Extensive Game drives in 4×4 Safari vehicles + Services of our English Speaking driver guide + Regular Game drive as indicated in the Itinerary + Accommodations of your choice in Saadani National Park & Return Flights from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to the Saadani National Park

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3 to 12 Years
 1st January 2022 31st December 2022 Request for rates Request for rates


* Kindly note that our 2 Days 1 Night Saadani National Park Flying Safari departs from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar. Once you book your safari we shall give you the exact timings

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

* International Airfare
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Accommodations in Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar
* 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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