Saadani Safari Lodge

Saadani Safari Lodge, the only property in this area, is set right on the beach and is an idyllic retreat from which to explore this unique destination. A stay here enables you to combine the relaxation of a beach holiday with the wildlife viewing of a traditional safari lodge.

Saadani National Park is situated north of Dar es Salaam and is easily reached by a 20 minutes flight by light aircraft. Saadani is set apart from other national parks in Tanzania by its mix of eco systems. Here the Indian Ocean meets the lowland coastal forests, open grasslands, mangroves and acacia woodlands, making for an unusual and intriguing place to visit. Saadani National Park is home to a variety of game including elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo, zebra, hippo and eland.

Saadani Safari Lodge, the only property in this area, is set right on the beach and is an idyllic retreat from which to explore this unique destination. A stay here enables you to combine the relaxation of a beach holiday with the wildlife viewing of a traditional safari lodge.

The accommodation is light and airy and each room opens onto the beach looking towards the ocean. The rooms have wooden frames and a grass roof. The veranda on the front of each room is enclosed by mosquito netting, making it idea for relaxing during the day. The rooms are furnished with locally produced furniture in the Zanzibari style and each has en suite facilities.

The restaurant specialises in fresh seafood and also offers a vegetarian menu whilst the bar is well stocked with wines and spirits. The Mkadi Coffee Lounge and library are pleasant places to wile away some spare time. Both are only a short walk from the viewing deck at the lodge’s waterhole where you can view the local wildlife.

There are 2 swimming pools, one being a rock pool hidden in the gardens and the other an infinity pool near the beach. The beach is remote and so free from crowds.

For the more energetic, there are various activities to keep you amused at Saadani. You can choose from game drives and bush walking, boat trips on the Wami River with the chance of seeing pods of hippo or take a boat trip to one of the nearby sand islands where you can enjoy a picnic lunch. You can also simply spend some time in the hide just beyond the lodge where you can sit and listen to the noises of the African bush as well as the sounds of the ocean – a bizarre but wonderful combination.

The lodge also has several community projects running in the local villages and walks can be arranged to see these.

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