Leaving the southern parks behind you, fly to Dar es Salaam and then on to the remote and pristine Saadani National Park and luxury safari camp Ras Kutani. Wildebeest, antelope, duiker, reedbuck, 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 dolphins, crocodiles and hippos are all regular residents.
Game drives start straight from the lodge’s ‘front door’ in comfortable 4×4 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. Explore the wonders of the famous Wami River, a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts where large pods of hippos and basks of crocodile occupy the river. Located just 16km by road from the Lodge the Wami River is an overwhelming example of natural beauty. Date palms fringe the water edge whilst king fishers and weaver birds dart amongst their dappled shade. Fish eagles and storks fly high above the brackish water seeking tiger and cat fish displaced by the enormous steps of the resident hippopotamus. Nile crocodiles line the banks absorbing the powerful rays of the African sun whilst cautiously regarding the slow progress of the boat.