Simply Saadani

Saadani National Park Tanzania

  • Small camp offering a friendly and personal service
  • Located on the edge of the only coastal game reserve in Tanzania
  • High priority on social and environmental responsibility
  • Visit the Saadani Wildlife Research Station
  • Distinctive wildlife options including turtles and fantastic birding
  • Visit Bab's Camp tower

Open: Simply Saadani is open from the beginning of June to the end of March.

Location: The lodge is on the beach, a short drive from the entrance to Saadani National Park. It is about a 3.5 hour drive (130kms) from Dar es Salaam, but can be more comfortably reached by air to Saadani airport.

Rooms: There are 11 tented bandas, including 2 larger family suites, which have an additional bedroom / sitting room, and a secluded honeymoon suite with a sunken bath in the mangroves. All bandas are set a little way back from the beach and are spaced apart to ensure privacy. They are built on stilts and have wide wooden verandas with a table, chairs and hammock. The en-suite bathrooms have a shower cubical, hand basin and flush toilet. Beds have mosquito nets.

Activities: Paddling at low tide (this is not a swimming beach), walking along the beach to the village, following nature trails around the lodge, guided walks, relaxing on your private veranda, enjoying a drink in the bar. Full and halfday game viewing is offered in Saadani National Park which is home to 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino) as well as giraffe, zebra, reedbuck and warthog. The full day excursion usually includes a cruise on the Wami River to view hippo and crocodiles. There are mangrove swamps behind the lodge and guests can go on guided canoe rides here, best in the late afternoon.

Facilities: The elevated dining area and lounge has a thatched roof and includes 3 seating areas which are open to the sky, perfect for a romantic dinner under the stars. Meals can also be taken on the beach, when the tide is out.  The Saadani Wildlife Research Station is based at Tent With A View and is the operations centre for conservation projects. Guests are welcome to visit.

Dining: Meals are taken at shared tables, though separate tables can be arranged for private dinners.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is no internet access.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

I loved that I was on the beach yet I had a game reserve within easy striking distance - it's such a great combination for anyone like me who gets bored of beaches!

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