Saadani National Park
Where the Bush meets the Beach
Tanzania Destinations - Saadani National Park
Saadani National Park is a one-of-a-kind environment, a paradise where nature meets beach life.This not only offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the Indian Ocean immediately after the safari, but also to enjoy an unparalleled view of marine and mainland plants and fauna in a fascinating natural environment.
The name Saadani had an intimate connection in the nineteenth century with the Arab settlement. The name of a fishing community known as Utondwe, once known as Saadani. The name Saadani has been a significant name in the country’s history for many centuries or more, as documented in the chronicles of the Portuguese and ancient travelers such as Johannes Rebman, El Mazoud, Ptolemy, and Richard Burton.Historic Saadani is not only proof of these travelers’ journeys, but also proof of an ancient city that was once a commercial center, managing both international and domestic trade, including slave trade.
It was designated as a National Park in 2005, under Government Notice No. 188.After annexing the previous Saadani Game Reserve, Mkwaja Cattle Ranch, Zaraninge Forest Reserve, and the Wami River, the park has an area of 1100sqkm.
Attractions of the park
These are areas where tourists come, often because of their natural or cultural worth or exhibition, historical importance, natural or constructed beauty affording tourists leisure, adventure and fun.
It is clear that the remarkable concentration of wild creatures like Waterbuck, Giraffe, Warthog and the Yellow baboon is visible.
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