This 3 days Southern Tanzania safari begins in Dar es Salaam and takes you to the eastern Tanzania coast into the beautiful Saadani National Park which is the only national park in the whole of East Africa sharing borders with the Indian Ocean.
This coastal beach national park is located close to the Zanzibar Island, Pangani as well as the historical Bagamoyo town where one can be based for the start of this 3 days Saadani safari tour.
3 days Safari to Saadani National Park Itinerary, from Dar es Salaam
Your 3 days wildlife safari in Saadani National Park program will look like teh below outlined itinerary which we have included in its detailed form on the next tab. Please click next tab labeled ‘Itinerary’ to see how the tour looks like in details.
Day 1: Transfer form Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park
Day 2: Explore Saadani National Park
Day 3: Morning Boat Ride / Guided Nature Walk, Depart
3 Days Saadani safari activities
During this safari you will get an opportunity to embark on game drives during which you will see various animals like Lions, zebras, spotted hyena, sable antelopes, buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes and hartebeests; have guided bird watching tours, nature walks, cultural visits and above all enjoy the beautiful white beaches, where if lucky you might even see a lion strolling on the beach.
The tour begins and ends in Dar es Salaam although in can as well start from Bagamoyo, or Pangani or Tanga.
3 Days Saadani safari where to stay?
During this safari you will be staying at a nice mid range lodge called Miseni retreat according to this published itinerary. However, the same 3 day tour can be offered with upgraded accommodations like the Saadani Safari Lodge, A tent with a view camp, or nice beach hotels within the area. If you are on a tight budget you may also stay at cheaper accommodations at Bagamoyo or Pangani beach and do day trips from there.
This 3 days tour to Saaadani National Park can be arranged for you from Dar es Salaam or from Zanzibar Island with a flight included from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam. You can also start from Pangani beach or Tanga in the swahili Coast.
|Saadani National Park
|Daily Departures (Private tour)
3 days safari Saadani National Park; Detailed Itinerary
Transfer form Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park
Today early morning, you will be picked up from your hotel or residence in Dar es Salaam by one of our representative from Safari Desire who will be your driver/guide on this 3 days Saadani safari tour. He will brief you about the safari before you begin on the journey to Saadani National Park, driving through Bagamoyo. On arrival you will check into your accommodation and then have lunch.
In the afternoon, you will set out on a game drive in our nice four wheel drive (4X4) Safari vehicle during which you will explore various park trails and see the different animals living here. Some of the animals you are likely to encounter on this adventure include: Lions, zebras, spotted hyena, sable antelopes, buffaloes, big-eyed Rondo Galago, elephants, waterbucks, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes and hartebeests.
You will later in the evening return to your accommodation to freshen up, relax and later have dinner. Overnight at Miseni Retreat. Lunch and Dinner included.
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Explore Saadani National Park
You will have a very early breakfast and then set out for a morning game drive to catch some of the early risers as well as see some of the nocturnal animals return to their hideouts. As you explore the different parts of the park you may be lucky to see some of the large predators like lions swing into action to catch their prey. You will see various animals such as Lions, zebras, spotted hyena, sable antelopes, buffaloes, big-eyed Rondo Galago, elephants, waterbucks, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes and hartebeests; and the driver will make several stops to enable you capture every dramatic moment on camera. So don’t leave your camera behind.
You will either return to your accommodation for a nice hot lunch or opt for a picnic lunch within the park. In the afternoon will enjoy yet another game drive as you explore other parts of the park. There are a number of other optional activities you can engage in such as guided nature walks, birding tours and visits to the fishing villages.
Later in the evening, you will head to the beautiful beach with white sand dotted with palm trees, and there you can unwind as you have a recap of the day’s adventure, enjoy a walk by the coastline to see different water birds, and watch the beautiful sun set beyond the ocean’s horizon. This is another place where you can take very beautiful photographs.
You will return for dinner and the overnight at your accommodation. Overnight at Miseni Retreat. Lunch and Dinner included.
Morning Boat Ride / Guided Nature Walk, Depart
This is the final day of our 3 Days Safari in Saadani National Park. After an early breakfast, you will either go for a boat ride on River Wami during which you will see crocodiles, hippos, flamingoes and several other water birds. Alternatively, you will have a guided nature walk led by armed park rangers to have an up-close experience and encounter of the flora and fauna in the park.
You will return for an early lunch at your accommodation and then be transferred back to Dar es Salaam and that will mark the end of this safari.
Breakfast and Lunch included.
End of our 3 days Saadani Safari that you may take from Dar es Salaam or even from Zanzibar Island or Mafia Island if you are based on the beach. Same safari can be customized to include other parks nearby like Mikumi National Park or hiking in the Udzungwa National Park. Contact our local experts for a customized tour that includes a visit to the magical Saadani National Park for safari.
We have a few short safari options that we offer starting from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar Island apart from this 3 days Saadani national park tour. Some of them including our 3 days Nyerere National Park safari (formerly Selous), 4 days Mikumi & Udzungwa (hiking), and our 3 days Safari to Mikumi National Park starting from Dar es Salaam. Please get in touch with our safari experts for more infos on our short safaris in Southern Tanzania.
3 Days safari Saadani National Park from Dar es Salaam – Prices
|2 Persons travelling together (1 Double / Twin Room
|USD 647 Per Person Sharing
|4 Persons travelling together (2 Double / Twin Room
|USD 492 Per Person Sharing
|6 Persons travelling together (6 Double / Twin Room
|USD 454 Per Person Sharing
Tour Price Includes:
3 Days private safari from Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park for 2 – 6 Persons
2 Nights’ Full Board accommodation at a lodge or camp as per itinerary
An extra lunch meal on Day 1 (Lunch on the way to Mikumi)
Full time English speaking Professional Driver/Guide
Park entrance Fees Saadani National Park
Game drives in Saadani National Park in private 4×4 safari vehicle (Unlimited Mileage)
Bottled Mineral Water within the Safari Vehicle
Government Taxes, VAT plus TDL
Boat safari at Saadani National Park
Walking safari at Saadani National Park
Not Included in the Tour Price
Visas fees and travel insurance
Any Items and expenses of personal nature
Tips for the safari guide and lodge staff (tip separately)
Extra cold and hot beverages
Laundry services at the lodges / camps