Saadani National Park
Saadani National Park – for those with limited time in Tanzania and want to combine the safari and beach elements of your trip, head 62 miles (100 km) north of Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park. It’s the only national park in East Africa to border the Indian Ocean, and it’s entirely possible to see game venturing out of the mangrove forests and onto the beach’s golden sands.
Divide your days between lazy hours spent tanning on the beach and game drives spent searching for an impressive array of game including lion, elephant, giraffe and buffalo. Wami River cruises are a particular highlight, giving you the opportunity to spot hippos, crocodiles and a plethora of aquatic birds.