Saadani is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the ocean. Game viewing varies throughout the year and the area is known for its sightings of genets, porcupines, civets, bushbucks, bush pigs, yellow baboons and vervet monkeys. The below graphs summarises the wildlife sightings over a monthly period.
The open grasslands offer good game viewing. Wildebeast, antelope, duiker, reedbuck, waterbuck, zebra and giraffe amble the savannah plains whilst herds of buffalo and elephant laze in the shade of the surrounding trees. Lions, leopards, mongoose and other predators also relax in cool spots awaiting the sun to set before embarking on their nocturnal hunting. On the open sea many spoecies of fish, dolphins, green turtles and humpback whales are all regular residents.