Saadani National Park

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Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park - Tanzania - Best Tourist Guide

Saadani National Park was officially a National Park in 2005 from the former Saadani game reserve. Being the only National Park that harbors both marine and terrestrial habitats, Saadani National Park has plenty of marine life and large numbers of wild animals.

It is not surprising to encounter wild animals on the beach in this coastal Park. Saadani is one of the few breeding sites for endangered Green Sea Turtles and the only Tanzania Park to protect the mangrove forest. The coastal forest in this unique park harbors rare species of Black and white Colobus Monkeys.

Visitors to this place will have an opportunity to do a game drive in the savannah part of the park and enjoy the beautiful unspoiled beach that lies within the Park.

Saadani National Park (NP) is a 410 sq. mile wildlife sanctuary in East Africa, the only park in Tanzania with an Indian Ocean beachfront with elephants and Swahili fishermen on view. 

Why Go on safari in Saadani National Park

Both game drives and guided walks will take you into the heart of Saadani and give you a great chance of seeing zebras, buffalo, elephants, warthogs, giraffes, wildebeest, waterbuck, and even the elusive sable antelope. If you’re very lucky (and patient!) you might even be rewarded with the coveted sighting of a lion, leopard or spotted hyena.

Boat excursions can be arranged along the mangrove-lined Wami River. Here, there is a chance of seeing hippos, crocodiles, and an assortment of marine and riverine birds, including the kingfisher and lesser flamingo.

The beaches of Saadani also form one of the important breeding grounds (and perhaps the largest in Tanzania) for the green turtle.

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Saadani National Park

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Best Time To Visit Saadani National Park

When to Visit Saadani National Park for safaris

Generally, Tanzania is best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is dramatic, easy, and action-packed. 


1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

If you are looking for an intimate exclusive safari but affordable Kenya Safari, this is the best time to visit. 

The best places to visit include the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and lake Nakuru among many others.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

One of the most considered seasons to travel and visit East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Easy to spot the big five and the big cats of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu other major parks.


15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

An action-filled season to witness the great wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya is during this season. 

In case you are looking for the best adventures, then this is the best fit for you

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Saadani National Park Entrance Fee

Park Fees to Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park Entrance fee

Below are the Saadani National Park entry fees for 2024






















Please note the rates are subject to change.

How to Pay for Saadani National Park Fees

How do you pay for Mkomazi National Park Fees? To pay for Park Fees, you will have to visit the Tanapa Account, create an account, and select Mkomazi National Park to pay for the park fees. 

How to Pay

  1. Online Payment:

Some parks allow online payment of park entrance fees, and some do not. Always check official websites for updated data on how to pay your park fees online.

You can generate a permit ticket at the park entrance gates and pay using your preferred payment method like credit card or M-pesa.

2. Payment at Park Gates:

Some parks accept payments at the entrance via mobile money or credit cards. Always ask your Tour operator, our team member, or the national park authority to check if you can pay at the park gates.

Most National Parks accept major credit cards like Visa and Mastercard. American Express is not recommended.

Most national parks do not accept Cash payments; if it happens they do, then it should be in both Tanzanian Shillings (TZS) or USD.

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Saadani National Park
Saadani National Park

Tanzania National Parks FAQs

Tanzania Safari Bookings Q&A

If you have any questions regarding any of our Tanzania National Parks and Reserves safari tours, you may find your answer below in our most frequently asked questions. However, don’t be afraid to get in touch if your query is not included in order for our experts to help you design your best African Holiday Safaris. 

Our team is happy to help discuss any of our safari packages, destinations, or general information, so you have peace of mind! Get in touch with us now.

Which National Park in Tanzania is the best?

Serengeti National Park. Home to the Great Migration, Serengeti National Park easily makes its way into most bucket lists. This fascinating park presents all kinds of ecosystems which allows it to host a variety of plants, birds and animals.

What is the largest park in Tanzania?

Nyerere National Park is now the Largest National Park in Tanzania with the size of 30,893km square…. 

How many national parks are in Tanzania?

There are 22 national parks in Tanzania, many of which form the core of a much larger protected ecosystem, which have been set aside to preserve the country’s rich natural heritage and to provide secure breeding grounds where its fauna and flora can thrive, safe from the conflicting interests of a growing human population.

What is Serengeti National Park famous for?

It is best known for its huge herds of plains animals (especially gnu [wildebeests], gazelles, and zebras), and it is the only place in Africa where vast land-animal migrations still take place.

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