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A Tent With A View Safari Lodge

A Tent With A View Safari Lodge

Saadani is geographically the closest wildlife reserve to both Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar and is unique in that it is Tanzania's only coastal wildlife reserve thus offering the chance to see big game and birdlife interacting with the coast.

Saadani Game Reserve was gazetted in 1964, covering an area of some 250 sq km from the Wami river in the south to the Mligaji river in the north, with the Moshi railway line as the western boundary. Once Saadani became a Game Reserve new species of animal were introduced to compliment the existing diversity. Wildebeest, zebra and eland joined the resident populations including buffalo, elephant, giraffe, lion, and the extremely rare Roosevelt's sable antelope.

In 2003 Saadani was upgraded to become Tanzania's latest National Park under the direction of TANAPA. Boundaries have been expanded to include land north of the Mligaji, which is an important area containing the only permanent elephant population in the area as well as sable antelope, as well as North Mkwaja, the Zaraninge forest, noted for its variety of indigenous vegetation and animal and birdlife, and land south of the Wami river. The total protected area now covers over 1000 sq km and the TANAPA headquarters are based at Mkwaja ranch.

A Tent with a View Safari Lodge offers luxury beachfront accommodation and will arrange transport from both Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.

Saadani Safari Lodge is a luxury beachfront lodge located within the boundaries of the national park and 2 km away from the historical Saadani Village.  A thriving relationship exists between the lodge and the village and the village's citizens have benefited directly from many projects supported by guests and ownership alike.

Kisampa Bush Retreat offers the perfect eco based accommodation facility. It blends with the natural surroundings and provides guests with complete privacy and scenic beauty.

Emphasis at Kisampa is on conserving the environment and the camp is located within the confines of a private conservation area that focuses on nurturing various community initiatives for the local Matipwili village.

Activities are plenty, from bush walks,camping,birding and visiting the local community in the village to canoeing in the Wami River. Game drives in the park can be arranged allowing for viewing a fair variety of wildlife.

Kisampa is easily accessible by a 30 minute flight from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar or a 3 hour drive from Dar.

 

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