| Mammals of Saadani
The mammal wildlife of Saadani includes elephant, lion, leopard, hyaena, sable antelope,
bushbuck, hartebeest, greater kudu, reedbuck, waterbuck, giraffes, African buffalos,
warthog, colobus monkey, baboon, vervet monkey and others. Hippos may be seen in the
Wami River, which is the most important freshwater source in the park. There are introcuced
populations of wildebeest, zebra and eland.
The park offers good bird watching, including many water birds, secretary birds and
woodpeckers. The reptiles are represented by for example crocodiles and monitor lizards.
Visitors to the area may go for game drives in the park, bush walks, and boat rides
on the Wami River.
Lodges and camps
In addition to the below lodges and camps, there are beach hotels around Bagamoyo
south of Saadani from where you may do day tours to the park.
A Tent With
A View is a good tented camp set on the beach just outside the northern half
of Saadani. It has ten spacious and furnished tents, set well apart for a private
atmosphere. All have ensuite bathroom and veranda with hammock facing the Indian
Ocean. The camp has bar and restaurant, serving for example local seafood. The
safari activities offered include game drives, bush walks, bird watching by canoe
and river safaris by boat.
Web site: www.saadani.com
Saadani Safari Lodge is a good tented lodge situated on the beach
in Saadani. It has nine tented cottages set along the beach, all with ensuite
bathroom, solar lighting and veranda facing the ocean. The double rooms (there
are also twins) also have beds with mosquito nets on the verandas. The lodge has
a swimming pool. There is also a spacious and pleasantly decorated suite with
private swimming pool, set on a sand dune apart from the lodge. The lodge offers
game drives, bush walks, river safaris by boat, fly camping and snorkelling.
Web site: www.saadanilodge.com
Kisampa is a private inland conservation sanctuary with an eco
friendly lodge bordering south-western Saadani. The lodge accommodates 14 guests
in basic yet spacious bungalows or tents, designed for experiencing the night
sky and the surroundings. The bathrooms have compost toilets and bush showers.
The lodge offers game drives, bush walks and walking safaris with fly camping,
river safaris by boat or canoe, and a variety of activities together with the
local people and villages.
Web site: www.sanctuary-tz.com