How would you feel if your lazy hours at the beach are interrupted by an Elephant? Well this is Saadani Game Reserve the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea and more lightly where the Bush meets the Beach. It offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna in culturally fascinating setting. Saadani National Park is one of the only remaining protected coastal areas in Africa covers an area of 1100 square kilometers.
Both marine and mainland flora can be found within the national park and features a wealth of wildlife of about 30 species of larger mammals as well as many reptiles and birds. The ocean nearby is also home to many species of fish, dolphins and humpback whale. Depending on the time of year guests visit Saadani National park they will see different wildlife activity. Large mammals including elephant, Cape buffalo, zebra and other plains game inhabit the area. The reserve is also home to the rare Roan Sable antelope. Both lion and the shy leopard are indigenous to the area. In the past lion roamed the beach, their spoor still recognized on the beach – though rarely sighted! Saadani is another of Tanzania’s jewel.
What to see and do:
Safari Game drives and guided walking safaris. Boat trips along the rivers and in sea. Swimming and beach other activities. A trip to Saadani fishing village which lies within the reserve and a tour of the village collection of ruins pays testament to its 19th century heyday as a major trading port.
How to get there:
Being close to both Zanzibar and Dar, its easy to use a Charter flight from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam with possibility of scheduled flights in the future.
No road access from Dar es Salaam along the coast, the reserve is accessed by following the surfaced Moshi road for 160km (100 miles), then 60km (36 miles) on local roads. All road access from require a 4×4 vehicle.
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