Saadani is the only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast an Indian Ocean beachfront: ‘where beach meets bush’. It is unique in that it is both a savannah and a coastal park. Saadani is small at 1,100 km² but is very diverse. Within its boundaries are beautiful beaches, a stretch of the Wami River before it meets the sea, the biodiverse Zaraninge coastal forest and acacia savannah. A wide range of grazers and primates can be seen on game drives and walks, among them giraffe, buffalo, warthog, common waterbuck, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, wildebeest, zebra, red duiker, grey duiker, dik-dik, sable antelope, yellow baboons, as well as vervet, colobus and Sykes’ monkeys. Herds of elephants are encountered with increasing frequency and several lion prides are resident, together with leopard, jackal, African civet, serval cat and spotted hyena. Take a leisurely cruise up the Wami River looking for hippo, the illusive crocodile and Nile monitors. There are over 220 species of birds. A map for Saadani you can find here.
Lodges in Sadaani National park