Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park is Tanzania’s 13th National Park. Tourists can view animals basking along the Indian ocean shores. It has an area of 1062 km2 and was officially gazetted in 2005, from a game reserve which had existed from 1969. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea.

Saadani’s wildlife population is increasing during recent years after it has been gazetted as a National Park and was a hunting block beforehand. Wildlife in Saadani includes four of the Big Five, namely East African lions, African bush elephants, buffaloes and African leopards. Masai giraffes, Lichtenstein’s, hartebeest, common waterbucks, blue wildebeests, bohor reedbucks, common and red duikers, Dik- Dik, yellow baboons, vervet monkeys, black and White Colobus monkey, civets, mongooses, genet cats, porcupines, sable antelopes, warthogs, hippopotamus, crocodiles, nile monitors are found in the park.


PalmtreesPalm tree are waving in the cool sea breeze. Located in the center of the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani, and Zanzibar, Saadani National Park covers 1100km square. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea. The climate is coastal, hot, and humid. 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 fish species (over 40), green turtles, humpback whales, and dolphins occur in the ocean nearby.
Saadani is the only park with fully protected coastal forest in Eastern Africa. The mangroves protected the beaches and provided a habitat for the breeding of fish and other marine animals..

Fishing, swimming & lake view, best time to visit

In rainy season (March-April), the muddy roads can make travelling in the southern parts of the park very difficult. It is advisable to inquire about the condition of the road before traveling

Fishing, swimming & sea viewing, activity

Game viewing, boating, beach and cultural tourism.

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