OverviewPerhaps the most romantic evocation on the planet, Zanzibar’s turquoise waters and white sand beaches offer the quintessential tropical paradise. Few know about its equally stunning neighbour, Saadani, a short hop by plane across the Zanzibar channel. Saadani’s wild, deserted beaches are home to baboons, breeding green turtles, and even the odd lion. Elephants gather in significant numbers in the thick vegetation of Elephant Island, before traversing the open salt flats into Saadani National Park. In combination, these two destinations offer a magnificent blend of bush and beach.
Duration:(9 Days/8 Nights)
Price From (based on 2 people sharing):US$2420 per Person
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- Safaris and Activities
- All mentioned ground transfers and internal flights
- Park fees and other government fees
Day 1Arrive at Zanzibar international airport, meet your representative from A Tent with a view. Here, you will be put onto your flight to Saadani National Park. It takes 20 minutes to arrive at Saadani airstrip where you’ll be picked up and game drive to Simply Saadani camp.
Day 2Today, relax at the camp, swim in the ocean, walk the deserted beach, explore the colour-coded nature trails around the camp, enjoy a local canoe ride along the Mafui creek, or walk down to the wildlife research centre to learn about the camp’s conservation projects from collaring elephant and zebra to the upcoming lion collaring
Day 3After lunch, say goodbye to Simply Saadani camp and head out on an afternoon game drive ending at the amazing tower, central to Babs’ camp. The tower is a 20 metre high stone structure complete with two suites, a private bar & restaurant and its own fifth storey crows’ nest. This camp is set on the edge of a salt flat ecosystem, and is a favourite place for passing elephants. We have discovered over the years that many animals like to settle near to the tower at night as they feel safe. Dinner on the salt flats under the endless stars.
Day 4Today, you’ll enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the Babs’ Camp tower before embarking on a fantastic day of game drives and a thrilling boat safari on the park’s Wami river.
Day 5Today, you’ll be woken early just before dawn for a quick cup of tea or coffee before heading out for a foot safari and game drive before brunch. Then it’s time to say goodbye to Babs’ Camp and Saadani and transfer through the park to the airstrip to connect with a flight to Zanzibar. On arrival, transfer by road to Nungwi village in the north part of the island arriving at the lovely Zanzibari boutique hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 - 8Relax at The Zanzibari boutique hotel. You can opt to go on a number of excursions from the hotel (extra cost) including a sunset cruise, visit to historical stone town, snorkeling trip & diving, other watersports activities and a guided tour of the nearby fishing village of Nungwi with the “man who knows everybody” and who also happens to be one of our managers.
Day 9Transfer to Zanzibar airport for the flight back home or onward travel.