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Wonders of Saadani Safari


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Day 1

On arrival at Dar Es Salaam Airport you will be met by a Hotel representative and transferred to the Serena Hotel where you will overnight on a bed and breakfast basis. The hotel is a ten minute drive from Dar es Salaam International Airport. The Standard Room offers a king size bed or 2 single beds as well as a working desk and a sitting area. These rooms overlook the bustling city centre and can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child. The rooms feature air-conditioning, safe, large desk, sitting area, hairdryer, cable television, coffee and tea making facilities and a mini-bar.

Overnight: Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam


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Day 2

This morning you will be transferred back to the airport for your light shared aircraft flight to Saadani Airstrip. The flight is approximately 20 minutes but could be longer due to multiple pick-ups and drop offs. Arrive at the airstrip where a Saadani Safari lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer is approximately 15 minutes. The lodge is located on the Southern border of Saadani National Park and has six eco-friendly suites, each with ocean views opening on to the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. The lodge offers a variety of activities ranging from traditional game drives to sand bank picnics to a Maasai Community Tour. The sandy beach is home to fishermen reeling in their daily catch and near to the Wami River

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge


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Day 3

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Today you might want to explore the area from game drive starting straight from the lodge's 'front door' in comfortable 4x4 vehicles. The park is the only coastal wildlife sanctuary of its kind on the eastern coast of Africa and so the game safaris are completely unique. The big four are frequently spotted around the lodge. The cool ocean is also the perfect place to visit the underwater world. The lodge is able to arrange for guests to set out on a motorised boat to a nearby sandbank where equipped with snorkelling masks and flippers guests could take a swim in the blue crystal clear waters and admire the coral and fish which have found their home in the waters off the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge


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Day 4

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. There is an abundance of local birdlife within and round the lodge. Let your guide tell you about the different species and use their trained eye to help you look deeper and spot more than you could have imagined. This area is a birdwatcher's paradise and even for those who do not fall into that category, the birdlife will astonish you too. Guests are also bale to learn about the Maasai culture by visiting their community and speaking to the locals. The villagers love to entertain guests with their local traditions and teach guests about their way of life.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge


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Day 5

This morning you will be transferred to Saadani River Lodge. The transfer is approximately 45 minutes after which you will be met on the banks of the Wami River for your 10 minute boat transfer to the lodge. The 17 stilted suites of Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge are the epitome of 'luxury, naturally', built for rest and relaxation on the southern shore of the Wami River close to the Saadani National Park. The guest tree houses blend into the natural scenery on their stilts with traditional thatched roofs. In addition, for the ultimate secluded escape, River Lodge's Wami Suite is a private villa with its own infinity pool, two bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room and dining room. The lodge offers guests a range of activities including game drives and river excursions. The in-house spa provides indulgent massages to enjoy between activities.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge


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Day 6

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. There is a huge amount of wildlife in and around the lodge. Whether you journey in 4x4 vehicles, by boat or on foot, you'll be up close and personal with the wildlife. There is a good chance of spotting lions, leopards, buffalo, antelope, hyenas, giraffes, elephants and zebras. By the river it is likely that you will spot hippos and crocodiles while Colobus monkeys clamber through the trees on the river banks. The lodge and the surrounding areas are blessed with an array of bird life, ranging from the commonly viewed to the exotic and rare: Fish eagle, Black kite, Cuckoo Hawk, Lanner falcon, Lesser kestrel, Purple heron, Brown-necked parrot, Ringed plover, Long-crested eagle, Greater flamingo to name a few.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani River


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Day 7

After breakfast a camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip for your flight back to Dar Es Salaam. The time of the transfer will be advised to you locally by the camp management. Kindly note that all inter-camp flights are subject to multiple pick-ups and drop offs en route to your destination which could affect the flying time.

Meals included: Breakfast