3 Days Safari from Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park

3 Days


This 3 days Southern Tanzania safari begins in Dar es Salaam and takes you to the eastern Tanzania coast into the beautiful Saadani National Park which is the only national park in the whole of East Africa sharing borders with the Indian Ocean.

This coastal beach national park is located close to the Zanzibar Island, Pangani as well as the historical Bagamoyo town where one can be based for the start of this 3 days Saadani safari tour.

3 Days Saadani safari activities:

During this safari you will get an opportunity to embark on game drives during which you will see various animals like Lions, zebras, spotted hyena, sable antelopes, buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes and hartebeests; have guided bird watching tours, nature walks, cultural visits and above all enjoy the beautiful white beaches, where if lucky you might even see a lion strolling on the beach.

3 Days Saadani safari where to stay?

During this safari you will be staying at a nice mid range lodge called Miseni retreat according to this published itinerary. However, the same 3 day tour can be offered with upgraded accommodations like the Saadani Safari Lodge, A tent with a view camp, or nice beach hotels within the area. If you are on a tight budget you may also stay at cheaper accommodations at Bagamoyo or Pangani beach and do day trips from there.

This 3 days tour to Saaadani National Park can be arranged for you from Dar es Salaam or from Zanzibar Island with a flight included from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam. You can also start from Pangani beach or Tanga in the swahili Coast.

3 days safari Saadani National Park; Detailed Itinerary

Today early morning, you will be picked up from your hotel or residence in Dar es Salaam by one of our representative from Safari Desire who will be your driver/guide on this 3 days Saadani safari tour. He will brief you about the safari before you begin on the journey to Saadani National Park, driving through Bagamoyo. On arrival you will check into your accommodation and then have lunch.

In the afternoon, you will set out on a game drive in our nice four wheel drive (4X4) Safari vehicle during which you will explore various park trails and see the different animals living here. Some of the animals you are likely to encounter on this adventure include: Lions, zebras, spotted hyena, sable antelopes, buffaloes, big-eyed Rondo Galago, elephants, waterbucks, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes and hartebeests.

You will later in the evening return to your accommodation to freshen up, relax and later have dinner.

Overnight at Miseni Retreat. Lunch and Dinner included.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

You will have a very early breakfast and then set out for a morning game drive to catch some of the early risers as well as see some of the nocturnal animals return to their hideouts. As you explore the different parts of the park you may be lucky to see some of the large predators like lions swing into action to catch their prey. You will see various animals such as Lions, zebras, spotted hyena, sable antelopes, buffaloes, big-eyed Rondo Galago, elephants, waterbucks, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes and hartebeests; and the driver will make several stops to enable you capture every dramatic moment on camera. So don’t leave your camera behind.

You will either return to your accommodation for a nice hot lunch or opt for a picnic lunch within the park. In the afternoon will enjoy yet another game drive as you explore other parts of the park. There are a number of other optional activities you can engage in such as guided nature walks, birding tours and visits to the fishing villages.

Later in the evening, you will head to the beautiful beach with white sand dotted with palm trees, and there you can unwind as you have a recap of the day’s adventure, enjoy a walk by the coastline to see different water birds, and watch the beautiful sun set beyond the ocean’s horizon. This is another place where you can take very beautiful photographs.

You will return for dinner and the overnight at your accommodation. Overnight at Miseni Retreat. Lunch and Dinner included.

This is the final day of our 3 Days Safari in Saadani National Park. After an early breakfast, you will either go for a boat ride on River Wami during which you will see crocodiles, hippos, flamingoes and several other water birds. Alternatively, you will have a guided nature walk led by armed park rangers to have an up-close experience and encounter of the flora and fauna in the park.

You will return for an early lunch at your accommodation and then be transferred back to Dar es Salaam and that will mark the end of this safari.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

What are so special in Saadani National Park?

Saadani is one of the fewer breeding site for endangered Green Sea Turtles and the only Tanzania Park to protect the mangrove forest. The coastal forest in this unique park harbors rare species of Black and white Colobus Monkeys.

What animals are in Saadani National Park?

Tanzania’s only wildlife sanctuary bordering the sea, Saadani National Park has a huge variety of wildlife including lion, leopard, zebra, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, hippo, hyena, vervet monkey and colobus monkey.

What are the tourism activities in Saadani National Park?

  • Boat safari at the delta of Wami River and the ocean, mangrove vegetation, water loving birds, Hippos and Nile crocodile.
  • Visit Green turtle Breeding site at Madete area.

Is Saadani National Park worth visiting?

Saadani National Park’s coastal location is ideal if you’re looking for both bush and beach in one destination. It is the only bush-meets-beach wildlife sanctuary in East Africa making it wonderfully unique and worth a visit if your route permits.

What is the vegetation in Saadani National Park?

It offers the unique combination of terrestrial and maritime ecosystems with main vegetation complexes; A heterogeneous forest-savanna-grassland mosaic; The ancient coastal forest on the Zaraninge Plateau; A shoreline with salt flats, coastal fringe forests, herbaceous dune vegetation and mangrove forests; mangrove ..

What is the most beautiful park in Tanzania?

Best National Parks in Tanzania
  • The Serengeti.
  • Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Lake Manyara.
  • Tarangire National Park.
  • Arusha National Park.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park.
  • The Selous Game Reserve.
  • Ruaha National Park.

3 Days safari Saadani National Park from Dar es Salaam – Prices

2 Persons travelling together (1 Double / Twin Room USD 647 Per Person Sharing
4 Persons travelling together (2 Double / Twin Room USD 492 Per Person Sharing
6 Persons travelling together (6 Double / Twin Room USD 454 Per Person Sharing

Tour Price Includes:

  3 Days private safari from Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park for 2 – 6 Persons

  2 Nights’ Full Board accommodation at a lodge or camp as per itinerary

 An extra lunch meal on Day 1 (Lunch on the way to Mikumi)

 Full time English speaking Professional Driver/Guide

 Park entrance Fees Saadani National Park

 Game drives in Saadani National Park in private 4×4 safari vehicle (Unlimited Mileage)

 Bottled Mineral Water within the Safari Vehicle

 Government Taxes, VAT plus TDL

 Boat safari at Saadani National Park

 Walking safari at Saadani National Park

Not Included in the Tour Price

 Visas fees and travel insurance

 Any Items and expenses of personal nature

 Tips for the safari guide and lodge staff (tip separately)

 Extra cold and hot beverages

 Laundry services at the lodges / camps

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3 Days Safari from Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park
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