Wonders of Saadani Beach, Bush and River Safari Experience – 7 Days Featured

Crab at The Saadani Beach, Tanzania

 

 This 7 Days / 6 Nights safari Combines two luxurious lodges situated in Saadani National Park, Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge and Saadani River Lodge for an unforgettable enchanting Beach, Bush and River Safari holiday experience. The Saadani National Park Tanzania's youngest national park that has the special distinction as being the only coastal wildlife sanctuary of its kind on the eastern coast of Africa.


Overview

7 Days / 6 Nights Wonders of Saadani Beach, Bush and River Safari Experience Trip Highlights

Dar Es Salaam City - Saadani National Park


Day 1: Dar Es Salaam City

Day 2: Dar Es Salaam City - Saadani National Park

Day 3: Saadani National Park

Day 4: Saadani National Park

Day 5: Saadani National Park

Day 6: Saadani National Park

Day 7: Saadani 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 small eco-lodge with ocean view suits opening on to the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.
  • Conduct game drives in the Sandani National Park in search of the big Four and other wildlife found in the park.
  • Take a boat trip out into the Indian Ocean to a temporary sand bank with picnic lunch to snorkel and swim in the blue crystal clear waters and admire the coral and fish found there.
  • Visit a local Maasai tribal Village and learn their local traditional customs and ways of life that have stood the test of time and get entertained.
  • Stay at a lodge 'luxury, 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 activities
  • 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. The Standard Room 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 and can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child. The rooms feature air-conditioning, safe, large 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 - Saadani 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 Safari lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer is approximately 15 minutes.

The Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge is located on the Southern border of Saadani National Park and has six eco-friendly suites, each with ocean views opening on to the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. The lodge offers a variety of activities ranging from traditional game drives to sand bank picnics to a Maasai Community Tour. The sandy beach is home to fishermen reeling in their daily catch and near to the Wami River

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge


Day 3: Saadani National Park

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Today you might want to explore the area from game drive starting straight from the lodge's 'front door' in comfortable 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.

The cool ocean is also the perfect place to visit the underwater world. The lodge is able to arrange for guests to set out on a motorized boat to a nearby sandbank where equipped with snorkeling masks and flippers guests could take a swim in the blue crystal clear waters and admire the coral and fish which have found their home in the waters off the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge


Day 4: Saadani National Park

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. There is an abundance of local birdlife within and round the lodge. Let your guide tell you about the different species and use their trained eye to help you look deeper and spot more than you could have imagined. This area is a birdwatcher's paradise and even for those who do not fall into that category, the birdlife will astonish you too. Guests are also bale to learn about the Maasai culture by visiting their community and speaking to the locals. The villagers love to entertain guests with their local traditions and teach guests about their way of life.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge


Day 5: Saadani National Park

This morning you will be transferred to Saadani River Lodge. The transfer is approximately 45 minutes after which you will be met on the banks of the Wami River for your 10 minute boat transfer to the lodge. 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 6: Saadani 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


Day 7: Saadani 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 Safari Lodge
  • Accommodation at Saadani River Lodge
  • Three meals daily (depending on arrival and departure times)
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers at the lodge
  • Teas and coffees
  • Refreshments while on game viewing drives
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance by AMREF Flying Doctors
  • Park fees
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi from Safari Lodge only
  • Transfers to and from mentioned camps
  • 1 daily scheduled shared safari activities with our highly qualified guides which could include:
  • From Saadani Safari Lodge: Game drives, motorized boating excursions to a nearby sandbank for snorkeling, walking safaris, River safaris, birding walks and a village and or Masai community tour
  • From Saadani River Lodge: Game drives, bird watching and river safaris
  • 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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