Saadani National Park, Tanzania’s first coastal wildlife sanctuary is located on the Indian Ocean coast some 45 km north of Bagamoyo and directly west of Zanzibar. The park contains many indigenous species including Liechtenstein’s hartebeest and the rare Roosevelt sable. A population of elephant lives in Saadan as do several herds of buffalo and numerous large groups of hippo and crocodile. Lion, leopard, hyena, giraffe, greater kudu, red duiker, reedbuck, warthog, waterbuck, wildebeest and zebra can also be seen while the bird life is extensive.
Bottle nose dolphins are common off the coast of the park; whales pass through the Zanzibar channel in October and November; and green turtle breed at madete Beach. Saadan village is one of the oldest communities on the African coast while the kaole ruins and historic Bagamoyo and nearby, its ushongwe beautiful beach offers you Diving, Boating, Fishing and snorkeling and a boating trip to the white sand island.