tanzania honeymoon saadani national
park honeymoons and last minute safari
Tanzania Honeymoons Saadani National
From US $260 per person per night full board including one of the
listed activities & government park fees.
Perched on the Indian Ocean, this cosy and elegant Saadani safari
lodge is the only one within the boundaries of the newest and only
beachfront national park in Tanzania, Saadani National Park.
The property consists of 9 beach front bungalows, one of which is
larger than the others and is set further apart, offered as a
With a tree house overlooking water
holes frequented by bird and animal life, a lounging pool partially
canopied, a beach front hammock to take freshly squeezed juices and
enjoy the breeze off the Indian Ocean… all play a part in the
guests’ stay at this safari lodge.
special things to do and see here
# River safari
# Driving safari
# Walking safari
# Village cultural tour
The camp consists of nine tented fully en suite bungalows. Each
bungalow faces the Indian Ocean and the sunrise. All bathrooms are
completed with solar heated hot water showers. Three of the bandas
have two twin beds with benches outside on the private front porches
for lounging after a swim or playing cards. The remaining six bandas
are furnished inside with double beds made in Zanzibar, two chairs,
table and armoire.
# Bedroom, Safari lodge in Tanzania Internet is available on a
laptop available to guests at a minimal fee.
# Laundry is offered complimentary
# Lounge area
# Gift shop with aquarium
# Star gaze platform
# Tree house and water hole are also available
Family friendly: We are very much family friendly however due to our
position inside the National park we do not accept bookings for
children below the age of 6 years.
how to find us
Beach, Safari lodge in Tanzania By car: It is a four hour drive from
Dar es Salaam to Saadani via Chalinze. The lodge has its own four
wheel drive and can arrange pick-ups from Dar.
By air: It is is just a 20 minute flight from Dar es Salaam
and 15 minutes from Zanzibar to the Saadani airstrip.
By boat: Via Bagamoyo, just north of Dar es Salaam, it is
possible to reach the Wami River from the south, from where we will
meet you by boat to take you to the lodge across the ocean.
how this holiday makes a difference
All the bandas were built around the natural vegetation. No trees
were cut down to make room for our structures. Our medium sized
swimming pool uses 50% water from the sea, and 50% fresh water to
conserve fresh water resources. All building materials occur
naturally in the environment and are readily replenish. All roofing
is done with dried banana leaves. We encourage our guests to reduce
their usage of water at the lodge by suggesting that towels should
be cleaned when necessary. Saadani safari lodge is run off solar
power for the majority of the time with a generator to charge the
batteries a little in the evening. We are located in side a National
park so we retain the highest possible standards for wild life
conservation around the lodge i.e. only using bio-degradable
All the fish and the prawns consumed at the lodge are purchased at a
fair price from the local fisherman. This is helpful to them because
otherwise the fishermen have to travel 5 hours to Dar es Salaam to
sell at the larger markets. This helps the working people of the
village with income quickly and allows them to return to work
without spending the travel time to sell their wares abroad.
Staff are recruited first from the village. If we cannot find
suitable candidate, the search continues outside the area and in Dar
es Salaam. The vast majority of goods we buy are locally made or
produced. All services are produced, run and managed by local
# Projects that the Saadani Safari lodge has been directly
responsible for are as follows: The construction and oversee of the
upkeep of the water pump responsible for supplying the village with
fresh water. The project was designed to give the village complete
control over the project. Staff were hired and given salary to be
responsible for the machinery and repairs.
# The improvement of the facilities and supplies at the only local
dispensary in the village. With the help of the lodge, the building
itself was improved and restored. Money also given for general
# The Primary School in the village has been repaired and maintained
in part from funds collected from guests and staff at the lodge.
# Scholarships – one student a year is chosen to be sponsored for
their studies, through secondary school. There is no secondary
school in the village, so the students must select a boarding
secondary school to attend. The owner of the lodge pays the school
fees, uniform costs, shoes, food and materials for the whole year.
# We have supplied rubbish bins throughout the village and assist in
the education of collection and refuse treatment; this includes a
once yearly litter picking exercise with school children on the
Guests are encouraged to take the walking tour through the village
with a guide who lives in the village with his family.
Beach view, Safari lodge in Tanzania Visitors from other countries
are counseled on appropriate dress and behavior in the village. We
ask that all guests request permission from subjects if they would
like to take a picture, and they are told that if they do take any
picture they will be expected to share the photo with the villagers
later. We encourage the download and developing of pictures here.