Saadani can be described as a great wilderness set across the East coastal ocean shore. The coastal park then a game reserve recently gained national park position around 2005. This Tanzania safari park It covers a surface area of around 1100sq kilometres on the Indian Ocean beachfront and is particularly found north of Bagamoyo area.
Around 2002, it was expanded to cover an area that has the Wamu river delta as well as south Mkwanja ranch doubling its former area when it was a game reserve in 1969. The reserve experienced greatly with poaching prior to the late the last decade, yet recent years have experienced a huge turnaround, on account of a prime initiatives on p[oaching, designed with integrating adjacent towns into the conservation efforts.
The park has become an environment with unique habitats for instance salt grass flats for the beach, mangrove swamps at the Wamu river mouth along with the lowland mosaic ranch dominated with woodland forests, coastal thickets, semi arid scrub and salt mashes. The particular Zaraninge forest occupies 200sq km of the park area in canopy jungle and is particularly the largest east coast jungle. It is simply speaking a unique blend of coastal and inland bio diversity.
Currently, a surprisingly massive amount animals and also primates is experienced on game drives plus walks, among them giraffe, buffalo, elephants, exceptional giant brown bats, warthog, lions, common waterbuck, reedbuck, hartebeest, wildebeest, red duiker, greater kudu, eland, sable antelope, yellow baboon and also vervet monkey.
The beach front is mostly a unique breeding area designed for green turtles, Humpack whales (Nyangumi) along with dolphins (pompoo) coming from the nearby ocean waters
Boat tours around the Wami River come with a great chance of sighting hippos, crocodiles and a array of riverine birds, such as the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo. These beaches are among the final significant green turtle breeding spot from mainland Tanzania.
How to get there
Charter aircraft by Zanzibar or perhaps Dar es Salaam. Travel by buses is typical; 3 days per week from Dar es Salaam, using around 4 hours combined Moshi road just for 220km.
4×4 car or truck is necessary for the road from Tanga and Pagani notably during the wet time of year.
Game drives and guided walks. Boat trips for area such as resting crocodiles as well as swimming hippos.
Swimming is becoming a well known exercise and then sun bathing. The white sand beaches and turquoise waters radiant by the exotic sun are impressive. The setting of Palm trees floating in the wind, old fashioned dhows carefully docked; as fishers throw fishing nets in the waters defines daily dawn to the park.
Stop by Saadani fishing village, which is inside the reserve, where a series of ruins from the 1800s trade port.
When to go
Generally visited throughout every season, unfortunately roads in many cases are impassable from April and May.
The best game viewing is within January as well as February and also from June to August.
There is a single luxury tented camp close to the park border. Numerous campsites from the park.