Saadani National Park is one of the last Coastal nature reserves in Africa and as such offers a unique experience.
The original concept of conservation and socioeconomic reform has persisted through the years and the local villagers are responsible for building, maintaining and renovating Saadani Safari Lodge. The enthusiasm for nature is second to none and what makes the Lodge even more interesting is the absence of coconut trees along the shore line which means the indigenous plants of the Savanna are conserved and ancient plant life thrives.
The accommodation at Saadani Lodge consists of just 10 ocean front cottages and suites. The 3 twin rooms have two single beds each, 5 doubles have a double bed inside and an alfresco day bed outside surrounded by mosquito netting.
The Siri Suite is the pride of Saadani with a private swimming pool, personal chef, private daily safaris and an upgrade to all inclusive which is exclusive to the Siri Suite.
River Safaris: Boat trips across the ocean and into the mouth of the Wami River to explore the lower reaches of the river and its wonderful life.
Game Driving: Unrestricted game viewing form 4×4 vehicles among the varied grass and woodlands that make up the interior of the park.
Sea Safaris: Boat trips from the lodge to an isolated sand island for snorkelling and picnicking. Dolphins are often seen around the island.
Walking Safaris: Safari on foot with a local guide.
Village Tour: Experience life in small local fishing community.
Environment & Local Community
Saadani Safari Lodge has set up a sister non-profit company called SANA (Saving Africa’s Nature).
SANA aims to preserve areas of animal habitat and nature and key to this is collaboration with the local communities.
SANA invests in education and developing entrepreneurial ventures for the local communities to help them to grow out of poverty and also reduce the impact of human activities on the environment.
SANA is collaborating with The Kesho Trust to establish an environmental education centre. The centre will provide environmental education to students and people from the surrounding communities. Centre is also themed to provide a centre for the researches on the different environmental issues.
Education is a critical factor in the socio-economic development of the region. SANA pro-actively assists the local primary and secondary schools. This year they have rebuilt the school in Saadani village – providing a safe and stable environment for children to study in and also sponsors the yearly tuition fees for a growing number of students. Kind guests of Saadani Safari Lodge have donated the majority of the educational material being used.
Its close proximity to Zanzibar and precious individualism makes it the ideal choice for those wanting a dual holiday of safari followed by relaxation, most importantly without losing days to travelling overland or by air between camps and lodges.
The Honeymoon Cottage and brand new Siri Suite offer privacy and romance in one of the most diverse National Parks in Africa. Game viewing form your luxuriant day bed with a glass of champagne and your true love is the thing dreams are made of.
- Guide Price$450 pp FB Game Package, Including Park Fees (may vary).