Saadani Bush & River Safari Holiday Vacation – 5 Days

Tanzania Saandani National Park Reed Buck

 

 A 5 Days / 4 Nights luxury safari holiday vacation to the Saadani National Park Tanzania's youngest national park that has the distinction of being the only coastal wildlife sanctuary of its kind on the eastern coast of Africa. The lodge is a retreat from the normal hustle and bustle of life, a place where the time is kept by the gentle ebbs and flows of the river.

This short 5 day safari can be booked as a luxury weekend escape from it all from Europe, Middle-East, Parts of Asia and within the African Continent and can be combined with other destinations for a truly memorable safari experience.


Overview

5 Days / 4 Nights Saadani Bush & River Safari Holiday Vacation Trip Highlights

Dar Es Salaam City - Saadani National Park


Day 1: Dar Es Salaam City

Day 2: Dar Es Salaam City - Sandani National Park

Day 3: Sandani National Park

Day 4: Sandani National Park

Day 5: Sandani National Park - Dar Es Salaam City


One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Customize this safari by adding more destinations or even more days at each location for a truly memorable safari experience.
  • Begin your adventure holiday staying at luxury hotel overlooking the bustling Dar Es Salaam City Center.
  • Stay at a lodge that is 'luxury and naturally', built for rest and relaxation on the southern shore of the Wami River close to the Saadani National Park.
  • Relax, enjoy and pamper yourself at the lodges In-house spa that provides indulgent massages between activates
  • Conduct game drives in the Sandani National Park in search of the big Four and other wildlife found in the park by 4x4 safari vehicles, by boat or on foot.
  • Conduct a guided nature walk to learn and identify the different species of birds found in the area including; Fish eagle, Black kite, Cuckoo Hawk, Lanner falcon, Lesser kestrel, Purple heron, Brown-necked parrot, Ringed plover, Long-crested eagle, Greater flamingo among others.
  • Enjoy sundowners in the middle of the river or the middle of the bush while you absorbing your surroundings as the sun sets in the horizon.
  • Enjoy a magical dinner in a secluded location in the middle of the bush for a true African romantic bush experience.

Day By Day

The Detailed Luxury Safari Adventure Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Dar Es Salaam City

On arrival at Dar Es Salaam Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Serena Hotel where you will overnight on a bed and breakfast basis.

The Serena Hotel, Dar Es Salaam hotel is a ten minute drive from Dar Es Salaam International Airport and offers a king size bed or 2 single beds as well as a working desk and a sitting area. These rooms overlook the bustling city centre. The rooms feature; air-conditioning, a safe, writing desk, sitting area, hairdryer, cable television, coffee and tea making facilities and a mini-bar.

Overnight: Serena Hotel, Dar Es Salaam


Day 2: Dar Es Salaam City - Sandani National Park

This morning you will be transferred back to the airport for your light shared aircraft flight to Saadani Airstrip. The flight is approximately 20 minutes but could be longer due to multiple pick-ups and drop offs. Arrive at the airstrip where a Saadani River lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer is approximately 45 minutes.

The 17 stilted suites of Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge are the epitome of 'luxury, naturally', built for rest and relaxation on the southern shore of the Wami River close to the Saadani National Park.

The guest tree houses blend into the natural scenery on their stilts with traditional thatched roofs. In addition, for the ultimate secluded escape, River Lodge's Wami Suite is a private villa with its own infinity pool, two bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room and dining room.

The lodge offers guests a range of activities including game drives and river excursions. The in-house spa provides indulgent massages to enjoy between activities.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge


Day 3: Saandani National Park

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. There is a huge amount of wildlife in and around the lodge.

Whether you journey in 4x4 vehicles, by boat or on foot, you'll be up close and personal with the wildlife. There is a good chance of spotting lions, leopards, buffalo, antelope, hyenas, giraffes, elephants and zebras. By the river it is likely that you will spot hippos and crocodiles while Colobus monkeys clamber through the trees on the river banks.

The lodge and the surrounding areas are blessed with an array of bird life, ranging from the commonly viewed to the exotic and rare: Fish eagle, Black kite, Cuckoo Hawk, Lanner falcon, Lesser kestrel, Purple heron, Brown-necked parrot, Ringed plover, Long-crested eagle, Greater flamingo to name a few.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge


Day 4: Saandani National Park

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Today you might want to explore the area from a game drive.

Saadani National Park is one of the last remaining protected coastal areas in Africa allowing native plants and abundant wildlife to flourish. Guests are likely to catch sight of; cats, antelopes, giraffes, elephants and buffalo. Lions and leopards enjoy relaxing in cooler spots waiting for the sun to set. A great place to encounter the local wildlife is from the Wami River. Bird watchers are in for a treat with the overwhelming abundance of birds in their natural habitat. Our river excursions start right from the lodge and journey down towards the mouth of the river encountering hippos and crocodiles whilst the monkeys and birds watch from the trees lining the water.

When the sun sets, it's a spectacular moment that is marked with cocktails and a tasty snack. Sundowners can take place in the middle of the river or the middle of the bush while you absorb your surroundings. We will also be delighted to arrange a magical dinner experience for you in the middle of the bush.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge


Day 5: Saandani National Park - Dar Es Salaam City

After breakfast a camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip for your flight back to Dar Es Salaam. The time of the transfer will be advised to you locally by the camp management.

 Kindly note that all inter-camp flights are subject to multiple pick-ups and drop offs en route to your destination which could affect the flying time.

Meals included: Breakfast


 

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Rates Include

  • Accommodation at Serena Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation at Saadani River Lodge in an Eco-Suite (Air-conditioned suites available on request at an additional cost and subject to availability)
  • Three meals daily (depending on arrival and departure times)
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Teas and coffees
  • Refreshments while on game viewing drives
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance by AMREF Flying Doctors
  • Park fees
  • Transfers to and from mentioned camps
  • 1 daily scheduled shared safari activities with our highly qualified guides which could include:
  • Game drives, River safaris, birding walks and sundowners and bush meals
  • Transfer from Dar Es Salaam airport to the Serena Hotel and back to the airport the following morning
  • Shared scheduled flight from Dar Es Salaam to Saadani airstrip return.

Rates Exclude

  • Items of a personal nature i.e. Gratuities; premium brand beverages; curios; telephone accounts etc.
  • Visas and travel insurances
  • Airport taxes
  • Private game drives
  • International/regional flights to and from Dar Es Salaam Airport (Available on Request)
  • Storage or transport of excess luggage
  • Bank charges
  • All optional excursions or activities

 

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

  1. The Online Booking Form

Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

 

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