- Sep, 04/2019
- By: Fahad
Saadani National Park is situated on the north coast of Tanzania, 100kms northwest of Dar-es- salaam and a similar distance southwest of the port of Tanga. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea. The park covers an area of 1,100 km2.
Saadani is a one of a kind paradise where beach life meets wilderness. It is home to a variable mix of both marine and mainland flora and fauna. The vegetation in the park is quite unique and includes mangrove forests around the winding Wami River and ocean, clumps of palm trees, coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, short and tall-grass savannah and the harsh black cotton plains.
Wildlife in Saadani national park includes lions, African bush elephants, Cape buffaloes, leopards, Masai giraffes, waterbucks, blue wildebeests, yellow baboons, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, Colobus monkeys, sable antelopes, warthogs, hippopotamuses, crocodiles and many other animals.
Activities in Saadani national park include Game drives, Boat trips to Wami River, Guided walking safari, Bird watching, Sun bathing on the Saadani beach, visiting the Saadani fishing village which used to be a buzzing trading centre and cultural tours to the local communities.
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