About SAADANI National Park
Many villages are dotted around the boundaries of the park. Saadani village itself once was an important harbor-town and slave-trading center in East Africa. Nowadays it is a small Swahili village of about 800 inhabitants whose livelihood is mostly fishing.
Bird watchers will be treated to not-often-seen migratory birds that love the shore.
The coastal vegetation zones range from seashore full of palm trees, through the tidal mangrove forest that forms a buffer between ocean and land, to the Wami River shore where the huge sycamore fig is found. Its semi-open woodlands closely resemble the Selous game reserve, while the vast grassy area close to the tourism office is named ‘Serengeti Ndogo’ (Small Serengeti).
Saadani is a one of a kind paradise where beach life meets wilderness. This gives you not only the opportunity to plunge into the Indian Ocean straight after your
WHEN TO GO
- Dry season: July – September / Wet season: November – May / Less rainy in December – February
- Best time to visit: June – September