Saadani National Park
Size: 1100km square
Location: Located in the centre of the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani and Zanzibar.
In the centre of the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani and Zanzibar, Saadani Game Reserve is one of the few wildlife sanctuaries bordering the sea. It offers the unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna in a historically and culturally fascinating setting. Elephants have been rumoured to bathe in the Indian Ocean off the Reserve’s coast, green turtles come to its beaches to breed, black and white colobus monkeys frolic in the canopy of the evergreen Zaraninge Forest. Roosevelt Sable Antelope too have their home here.
Besides game drives visitors can relax on the beach, go on foot safaris or venture up the Wami River by boat, braving waves and hippopotami, past crocodiles and flamingos.
Visit to Mafui sand bank Island that opens during the day and closes in the evening, a sand bank where you snorkel in the caves with colorful fish and green turtles. A place where lunch and sun bathing can give maximum relaxation. Walking safari on natural trails of Saadani gets you close to nature.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Best time to go: January and February and June to August (Animals are attracted to water in the park)
High Season: June to October (The park rarely gets crowded at any time)
Low Season: April and May (The access roads might be impassable)
Best Weather: June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Worst Weather: March and April (Peak of wet season)season)
Night game drive for sighting nocturnal animals
Relax on the cleanest beach on the coasts of Bagamoyo and Tanga, where one gets to see the sunrise.