Select Your Home Region
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Australia, NZ and Southeast Asia
Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge
Why we like it
- Located in a horseshoe bay on the East Coast of Tanzania, north of Dar Es Salaam
- Fifteen tented thatched cottages all located on the beach
- Activities available are walking safaris, river boat safaris, snorkelling off the sand bank, game drives, Swahili village tour, Maasai community tour and bird walks
- Two swimming pools, one romantic rock pool hidden amongst the plants and one 24 meter infinity pool on the beach
- Expansive and remote beach
- An excellent choice of property to combine bush and beach for travellers who have limited time
Out at sea, a sand island is a lovely spot for picnics and snorkelling in warm tropical waters.
The consultant was amazing and very helpful in suggesting ideas given that this is our first trip to Africa and we are travelling with two teenagers.
- SR, London
Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge located in the Saadani National Park is an interesting mix of three different ecosystems with the Indian Ocean the bush and the Wami River creating an array of activities in this diverse park. The lodge itself offers a restaurant and bar fully stocked with fine wines, spirits and cigars, there is a private water hole and two swimming pools. All of the cottages are situated on the beach with nine classic bandas, five maridadi suites and one siri suite that has been designed especially for honeymooners and is the ultimate in luxury and privacy. The lodge does focus on being eco-friendly and coordinates conservation projects for the local villagers.
The activities that Saadani can offer due its location make it a very unique and special place to be able to go on safari in the morning and then for a walk on the beach in the afternoon. The lodge is a four hour road transfer or a 20 minute flight from Dar Es Salaam to the Saadani airstrip. As Saadani Lodge nestles in a small bay the sea water recedes at low tide and returns at high tide making swimming not possible at all times. Children of all ages welcome.
Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)
11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.
Create a brochure
Suggested itineraries in Tanzania
Classic Southern Tanzania
Nights: 8 | from £4,330pp
Track thrilling African wildlife in solitude on a safari circuit for connoisseurs, visiting two of Tanzania’s most beautiful and game-rich parks – but little-visited.
Luxury Small Group Journey - Tanzania Safari in Style 2017
Nights: 7 | from £5,995pp
Embark on an authentic Tanzanian safari adventure, with wildlife opportunities in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, and stay in luxurious private tented camps.
Luxury Small Group Journey - Climb Kilimanjaro: Summiting the Machame Route
Nights: 8 | from £4,385pp
Ascend soaring Mount Kilimanjaro with more days to acclimatize and an excellent summit rate thanks to your A&K team, viewing highland montane, volcanic lava landscapes and breathtaking canyons en route.
Remote Western Tanzania: Mahale and Katavi
Nights: 8 | from £5,435pp
An off-the-beaten track safari which takes you to one of Tanzania’s most remote but wildlife-rich National Parks and on to Mahale for the privilege of watching chimpanzees in the wild.
Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet
Nights: 20 | from £77,080pp
Experience the highlights of Africa on one amazing journey. Africa Revealed: A Journey by Private Jet takes you to seven countries in 21 days, revealing Africa's wildlife, culture and history at their most authentic. Travel in style on board our chartered Boeing 757, equipped with first-class, fully lie-flat seats.
Kilimanjaro - Machame Route
Nights: 9 | from £4,979pp
A 9 night trip to climb and summit Kilimanjaro travelling up the Machame Route with an expert guide to assist along the way.
Classic Northern Tanzania
Nights: 12 | from £5,496pp
Classic Tanzania has everything you could ask for from a trip to East Africa. Visit a trio of great game parks – staying in classic camps and ticking off the Big 5 (and more) – before retreating to the beguiling, culture-rich island of Zanzibar.
Luxury Small Group Journey - The Great Migration Safari in Style
Nights: 13 | from £11,369pp
Visiting Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park And Masai Mara Game Reserve
Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route
Nights: 10 | from £5,895pp
A week long trip to climb Kilimanjaro travelling the Lemosho Route with an expert guide to assist along the way.
Highlights of Tanzania
Nights: 8 | from £5,400pp
An 8 night expedition through Tanzania: visit Tarangire National Park, explore the Ngorongoro Crater and seek out animals on your Serengeti game drives.