Saadani - Where the Bush Meets the Sea

 


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This park is 100km north of Dar es Salaam. Saadani is where the bush meets the sea. This colorful clash of ecosystems is found nowhere else along the coast of East Africa. Imagine: this is the place where the hippopotamus compete with coral reefs, lions roar at the surf and baboons race along the beach. Elephants have even been spotted enjoying the surf.

The lodge here has every room not only looking out over the African bush but each room also has a sea view!

This park was once a coconut plantaion, game viewing is in open 4x4 vehicles, however, walking safaris are allowed in the Forrest and on returning to your hotel - take off your boots – and enjoy a refreshing walk in the surf. There are only a very few locations where walking safaris are allowed in Tanzania and this is one of them and this park also boasts a unique night walk trail. A highlight being the green turtle nesting sites along this beach.

Wami River safari is a wondrous experience entering the river from the ocean is a truly unique experience. There are canoeing safaris on the Mafui River that offer blissful bird watching opportunities. Here you are free from the restrictions of a vehicle - you are in the African bush on the cast and also free to get out and experience it first hand.

There are a number of small islands dotted along the coast line and snorkeling and swimming in the warm crystal seas is part of the Saadani experience.

This is a most unusual destination and well worth considering when you plan a trip to Tanzania.

We are a non-profit making organization – http://www.betheladventure.co.uk for any further information on this article please go through our website. We are a self help group based in Northern Tanzania.

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