Saadani - Where the Bush Meets The Beach

Detailed Itinerary - 6 Days, 5 Nights.

Key: “B”: Breakfast “L”: Lunch “D”: Dinner

Day 1: Transfer from Saadani airstrip by game drive vehicle to Babs’ Camp in the private Elephant Island Conservancy, bordering Saadani National Park and the Indian Ocean. Game view from the Roof of Saadani restaurant and bar in the centre of the camp. Overnight at Babs’ camp (B,L,D).

Day 2: Early morning foot safari around the salt flats, following animal spoor in the sand and watching out for elephant, buffalo, lions and stunning bird life. After breakfast, relax and game view from the Roof or from your Land Rover suite positioned in a prime area in the concession. After a late lunch, head out for a game drive in Saadani National Park and a night drive back through the concession. Overnight at Babs’ camp (B,L,D).

Day 3: Head out early this morning on a game drive to the Wami river for a wonderful boat safari, and breakfast with the hippos. After lunch back at Babs’ camp, relax by the salt flats and watch wildlife and birdlife of the area. After dinner, take a night drive safari, exploring the fringes of the salt flats in search of predators. Overnight at Babs’ Camp (B,L,D).

Day 4: After a leisurely breakfast, relax beside the wild beach bordering Elephant Island Conservancy, and take a dip in the warm Indian Ocean waters. Head out on a game drive in Saadani National Park after lunch, returning to camp for dinner. Overnight at Babs’ Camp (B.L.D).

Day 5: Wake up early for a foot safari across the salt flats finishing at our canoe on the Kama tidal creek. From here, board the canoe for a silent glide through the mangroves spotting birds, crabs and young fish. At the beach, leave the canoe and board our motorised boat out to the Mafui sandbank for breakfast and a snorkel on the reef. The boat returns to the shore further North on the beach in front of the beautiful Simply Saadani camp. Enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon game drive into the North of Saadani National Park and a return to Babs’ Camp for dinner. Overnight Babs’ Camp (B,L,D).

Day 6: Transfer to airstrip for flight to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar and onward flights.

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