Saadani National Park
Located only 130km north of Dar es salaam and directly to the west of Zanzibar island, Saadani is the only coastal wildlife sanctuary in east Africa, which not only means relaxing on Indian ocean beaches after each safari but provides the opportunity to observe Africa’s big game and bird life interacting with the sea. Gazetted a national park in 2002, Saadani measuring about 1100sq.km in size, has a diverse population of mammals and birds. Elephant, leopard, lion, buffaloes, giraffes, wildebeest, zebra, Colobus monkey, hippo, crocodile and the rare Roosevelt sable can be seen here. Saadani offers a choice of a driving safari, nature walk and boat safari on the Wami River.