The African Escapade
Saadani National Park is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania and in Africa bordering the ocean. Game viewing varies throughout the year: bush safaris, river safaris, sea safaris and safari biking on 40 km beach. Safaris are INCLUDED in YOUR stay as per lodge program!
Game drives start straight from the lodge’s ‘front door’ in comfortable opened 4x4 vehicles. The park is the only coastal wildlife sanctuary of its kind on the eastern coast of Africa and so the game safaris are completely unique. The big four are frequently spotted around the lodge.
Explore the wonders of the famous Wami River, a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts, where large pods of hippos and basks of crocodile occupy the river. Fish eagles and storks fly high above the brackish water seeking tiger and catfish.
Visit a deserted sand island in the Indian Ocean. Choose to leave early morning equipped with snorkelling masks and flippers, take a swim straight off the sand banks and admire the coral and fish which have found their home in the waters off the beach. After snorkelling or sunbathing, you can enjoy a scrumptious continental brunch. Relax under our shaded tent before returning in time for lunch or dinner at the lodge depending on the tide.
From right outside the suites, wildlife spotting can occur on foot. A ranger will take you to areas where you can travel by foot through the natural scenery and watch for the local wildlife and birdlife. You can pad barefooted directly from your veranda onto the beach for a gentle stroll or to watch the fishermen bringing in their prawn nets. Nowhere else in the world can you walk on a beach following the footprints of a lion.
Early morning or in the afternoon when the sun is going down, enjoy biking along the deserted 40 km of sandy beach to discover the daily activities of the fishermen or simply enjoy the landscaping and the breezes.
LOCAL VILLAGE TOUR
Meet the locals by visiting their village. See where the children learn and watch the daily lives of the local men and women on an excursion to the local Saadani village. The villagers are keen and excited to meet travellers from foreign lands. The villagers love to entertain guests with their localtraditions and teach about their way of life.