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Budget 2-Day Saadani’ National Park + Boat Safari

Duration

2 Days

Max People

16

Min Age

1+

Pick Up

Airport

Overview 

Spend two days exploring the wonders of Saadani National Park! on a Budget 2-Day Saadani' National Park + Boat Safari.  You'll be able to witness herds of buffalo, elephant and a variety of bird species. On this journey you will use a pop-up open roof land cruiser, travelling along tarmac roads for up to five hours. Lunch will be served en route, with your safari beginning at 05:00 AM. The best time of year for an unforgettable experience is from June to January, though be aware that some game drives may not be possible if it rains during this period.

Tour Features

This private tour can be customized to fit your needs. It cannot be booked by solo travelers, and there is a minimum age of 1 year for participants. If availability allows, this tour can start on any day you choose - plus, it will be exclusive to you and not shared with others. Enjoy a budget-friendly experience by taking advantage of bandas along the way!

Activities & Transportation

  • Travelling to and from the airport can be made more convenient with an extra cost.
  • Taking in the sights and sounds of the African wilderness requires a special kind of vehicle, and this is found in the form of a pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle.
  • With it, visitors can enjoy game drives in the park as well as boat trips out on the water.
  • Whichever way they decide to explore, they can be sure of finding plenty of opportunities to see the most incredible wildlife.

Getting There

Begin your journey to Dar es Salaam and take off from Julius Nyerere Airport (DAR). Customize your experience with an option to arrange transfers back and forth from the airport (extra fee applies). Accommodation before and after the tour can also be arranged (extra fee applies). The tour will conclude back in Dar es Salaam.

Included/Excluded

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • Professional driver/guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Drinking water
  • Drinking Water
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal and baggage insurance
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Tour Plan

Day 01 Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park

Be prepared to depart from your Dar es Salaam hotel at 5:00 AM for a scenic drive to Saadani National Park via the Bagamoyo road, which typically takes about three to four hours.

Pack a picnic lunch for your afternoon game drive in the park, where the wilderness meets the shoreline, making Saadani National Park a truly unique destination. The game drive will continue until lunchtime at 1:00 PM. Then, at 4:30 PM, set out on a captivating boat safari along the Wami River, offering ample opportunities to observe hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of marine and riverine birds, including the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo.

Moreover, Saadani is one of the few remaining major green turtle breeding sites on the Tanzanian mainland. Following the boat safari, indulge in dinner and spend the night at Saadani Bandas, where a full board meal plan awaits you.

Day 02 Saadani NP to Dar es Salaam

Following breakfast at the hotel, prepare for an exciting game drive across the park! Guests often encounter herds of up to thirty elephants more frequently, while prides of lions and leopards are commonly sighted.

Moreover, a variety of grazers, primates, and other wildlife can be observed, including buffalo, warthog, common waterbuck, reedbuck, hartebeest, wildebeest, red duiker, greater kudu, eland, sable antelope, yellow baboon, vervet monkey, spotted hyena, and black-backed jackal.

At 11 AM, you'll journey back to Dar es Salaam with a lunch stop along the way, marking the conclusion of your adventure!

19 reviews for Budget 2-Day Saadani’ National Park + Boat Safari

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    Benjamin Stone

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    Serene River Cruise

    The river cruise in Saadani National Park was a serene experience. We drifted along the calm waters, surrounded by lush vegetation, and spotted a variety of wildlife coming to the river for a drink.

    June 30, 2023

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    Noah Clark

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    Beach and Wildlife Bliss

    This safari provided the perfect combination of beach relaxation and wildlife encounters. We enjoyed the best of both worlds, spotting lions in the morning and unwinding on the pristine coastline in the afternoon.

    June 30, 2023

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    Lucas Roberts

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    Unspoiled Wilderness

    Saadani National Park offers an unspoiled wilderness experience. With its limited tourist numbers, we felt like we had the park all to ourselves, allowing us to connect with nature on a deeper level.

    June 30, 2023

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    Stella Davis

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    Majestic African Sunset

    We were treated to a majestic African sunset during our boat safari in Saadani National Park. The golden hues painted the sky as we watched hippos and crocodiles bask in the last rays of light.

    June 30, 2023

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    Leo Mitchell

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    Tranquil Bush Walks

    The bush walks in Saadani National Park allowed us to immerse ourselves in nature and discover its hidden treasures. Walking among the acacia trees and listening to the sounds of the wilderness was rejuvenating.

    June 30, 2023

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    Ava Cooper

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    Thrilling Game Drives

    The game drives in Saadani National Park were thrilling and filled with surprises. We encountered a pride of lions feasting on a kill and witnessed a leopard gracefully climbing a tree.

    June 30, 2023

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    Oliver Turner

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    Riverside Accommodation

    We enjoyed a delightful stay at a riverside lodge in Saadani National Park. Waking up to the soothing sounds of the river and enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding nature was simply blissful.

    June 30, 2023

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    Isabella Green

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    Unforgettable Safari Experience

    Our 2 Day Saadani National Park Boat Safari provided an unforgettable experience. From witnessing lions on the hunt to encountering playful vervet monkeys, every moment was filled with excitement.

    June 30, 2023

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    Jack Phillips

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    Exquisite Birdlife

    Bird enthusiasts will be delighted by the exquisite birdlife in Saadani National Park. From soaring eagles to colorful bee eaters, the park is a haven for birdwatchers seeking rare species.

    June 30, 2023

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    Mia Foster

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    Close Encounters

    We had unforgettable close encounters with elephants and giraffes during our 2 Day Saadani National Park Boat Safari. Being so close to these majestic animals in their natural habitat was a humbling experience.

    June 30, 2023

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