Saadani National Park, situated on the Indian Ocean coast of Tanzania, offers a unique fusion of untamed wilderness and coastal beauty. Covering an area of approximately 1,100 square kilometers, it is the only national park in East Africa where the beach meets the bush. This extraordinary park is an ideal destination for those seeking a distinctive safari experience that combines rich wildlife encounters with stunning seaside landscapes.


Including elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, and numerous antelope species. It is also notable for its resident marine life, with hippos and crocodiles frequently spotted in the park's rivers

Park Size

1,100 sq. km. (424 sq. mi.)

Driving Distance

4 Hours from Tanga

What to Know

Saadani National Park Overview

Saadani National Park Highlights

Saadani National Park is an exceptional blend of African bush and Indian Ocean coastline. With its diverse landscapes that include beaches, forests, wetlands, and grasslands, the park offers a distinctive safari experience. Visitors can observe wildlife against a backdrop of sandy shores, making it a truly unique and captivating destination.

About Saadani National Park

Established in 1969 as a game reserve, Saadani was later designated as a national park in 2005. The park’s history is intertwined with the conservation of coastal ecosystems and the harmonious coexistence of wildlife and the local communities.

Birdlife in Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park boasts a rich avian population, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. With over 370 bird species recorded, it offers a rewarding birdwatching experience. Visitors can expect to spot a variety of coastal and inland bird species, including the fish eagle, palm-nut vulture, and various waders along the coastline.

What to Do


Game drives

Guided game drives are the primary activity in Saadani, offering the opportunity to explore the park’s diverse landscapes and observe its rich wildlife. Experienced guides navigate the park’s roads, ensuring you have the best chance to encounter the resident fauna.

Boat Safaris

Explore the coastal and riverine ecosystems on boat safaris. These excursions provide a unique perspective on the park’s wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species.

Beach Activities

Saadani’s pristine beaches invite visitors to relax, swim, and enjoy the serene beauty of the Indian Ocean. The park’s coastal location offers a unique opportunity to combine a classic safari with beachside relaxation.

Where to Stay


More lodging options are available, and you’re welcome to choose your own on your adventure with us.




Mid Luxury



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