A New Coastal Sanctuary: Saadani Safari Lodge, Tanzania
Our friends at Sanctuary Lodges have announced the launch of two new luxury retreats, Saadani Safari Lodge and Saadani River Lodge and we at Safari365 are so excited to be able to provide a true bush, river & beach experiences for our travelers!
Located on the Southern border of the Saadani National Park, Saadani Safari Lodge is a private slice of heaven! With only 6 intimate eco-friendly suites, all with beautiful sea views over the white sand beaches of the Indian Ocean and verandahs which overlook the park. It is only minutes away from the Wami River, which adds an additional facet to this experience.
The lodge offers a myriad of activities, bringing the bush, the ocean and the river together, no day at Saadani will be the same! They offer game drives, river safaris, walking safaris, bird walks, snorkelling, sand bank picnics and visits to the Saadani Village or the Masaai Community nearby and for the more curious traveler; you can even go to visit a practicing witchdoctor!
One has the opportunity to potentially view lions and leopards, crocs and hippos, dolphins and sea turtles all from a single safari lodge; the variety of game on offer and the diverse habitats in this area are unrivalled!
Nearby is the Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge, a retreat hidden within the trees on the banks of the Wami River. River Lodge boasts 18 private stilted suites and a two bedroom villa. Here one again has the best of both worlds, activities include game drives, river excursions, dhow cruises and bush dinners and lunches. One can also relax in the lodges Spa.
Meals at both lodges are very focused on fresh and locally sourced produce, including game and deliciously fresh seafood!
Despite its remote feel and untouched nature, Saadani is easily accessed by air from Dar es Salaam (25 minutes) or Zanzibar (15 minutes) or can be accessed by road, only 4 hours away from Dar es Salaam.
The perfect end to an African journey, the lodges have something to please everyone, whether you want to relax after your safari on the beach or with a cruise on the river or if you haven’t quite had enough of Africa’s fantastic wildlife, Saadani is a perfect fit!