The Park is located on the north coast, roughly 100km (60 miles) northwest of Dar es Salaam as the crow flies, and a similar distance southwest of the port of Tanga. Its size is 1,100 sq km (430 sq miles)
Saadan can be reached by charter flights from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam with possibility of scheduled flights in the future. Thrice-weekly road shuttles from Dar es Salaam taking four hours in either direction.
Saadani National Park is where the beach meets the bush, the park covering an area of 1,100 square kilometers (430 sq miles) in the east of the country, north of Dar es Salaam. The Park has the distinction of being the only coastal wildlife sanctuary of its kind on the eastern coast of Africa boats an Indian Ocean beachfront. It offers a completely unique safari environment, combining that most rare of recipes - river, bush and beach.
The extraordinary Wami River forms the southern boundary of the Park. From the open sea, you can boat into the river mouth and within minutes you are passing pods of hippo and basking crocodiles. The game is plentiful in the inland bush: lions and other predators jousting with a wide range of plains animals.
The entire eastern boundary of the Park is set along the Indian Ocean where white beaches stretch to the horizon in both directions, and sand islands off-shore provide good snorkeling and swimming.
Access: Charter flight from Zanzibar or Dar –es-salaam with possibility of scheduled flights in the future. Thrice –weekly road shuttle from Dar-es-salaam taking four hours in either direction. No road access from Dar-es-salaam along the coast follow the surfaced Moshi road for 160 km(100 miles) then 60 km (36 miles) on dirt road access from Tanga and Pangani except after heavy rain a 4*4 wheels is required.
To do: Game drives and guided walks, Boat trips, swimming. Visit saadani fishing village which lies within the reserve ,where a collection of ruins pay testament to its 19 th century heyday as a major trading port.