Saadani National Park is a relatively magnificent palm trees swing in a salt leak cooling oceanic breeze. White sand and blue-coloured water flash mysteriously beneath the tropical sun. Traditional dhows sail leisurely past, enhanced by billowing white sails. On the other hand, Swahili fishermen cast their nets below a brilliant red sunrise like nobody’s business.
Saadani National Park is actually the point where the bush meets the beach. The only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa that boasts the beachfront of an Indian Ocean. Spectacularly it is full of all the aspects that make Tanzania’s tropical coastline and islands. So this makes it admiring and popular among European sun worshipers.
Interestingly it is also a particular place where those frivolous hours of sunbathing might be under the influence by interruption especially by an elephant moving past, or a lion coming nearby a waterhole to drink water.
Saadani National Park is under protection as a game reserve since the 1960s. Moreover, it was subject to expansion in 2002 to cover twice its former well-known area. The reserve harshly suffered from poaching prior to late 1990. However, in recent years a big turnaround is on record. This is due to a critical clampdown on poachers, based on collaboration with adjacent villages.
Surprisingly wide range of grazers and primates is seen on game drives and walks, among them giraffe, buffalo, warthog, common waterbuck, reedbuck, hartebeest, wildebeest, red duiker, greater kudu, eland, sable antelope, yellow baboon, and vervet monkey as a result of good relationships with locals around
The herds of roughly up to 30 elephants are subject to encounter at an increasing rate, and several lion pride found their home here, together with a spotted hyena, leopard, and black-backed jackal.
Boat rides on the mangrove-lined Wami River come with a high possibility of sighting hippos, crocodiles, and kinds of marine and riverine birds encompasses the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo, furthermore, the beaches form green turtle breeding sites on Tanzania’s mainland.