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About Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge is set on the glorious banks of the Wami River overlooking Saadani National Park. This new luxury retreat promises to deliver unsurpassed refinement with a touch of creative flair.

There are 18 suites and one private villa which have been cleverly hidden amongst the indigenous flora of the riverine forest and set into the canopy to allow spectacular views over the gently meandering river. The spacious Suites are arranged in a horse-shoe formation to provide refined comfort and scheduled privacy. All suites focus on the meandering ebbs and flows of the river and provide a fluid palette of colours, noises and textures.

The term absolute luxury provides the classification for amenities provided, but cannot illustrate the subtly of tones and sense of warmth the rooms generate by their embrace with nature. Air-conditioning is provided but not obligatory as fans and netted sliding windows provide a superior cooling system to those in the know. Televisions have been hidden so as to not to distract from the scenery an tea and coffee is provided in each room along with a minibar, safe, Wi-Fi connection and room service.

This retreat has been carefully positioned in an area of strategic conservation importance, designed to protect the border of the national park as well as establish a greater protected surface area for many interesting and endemic species. The lodge offers a plethora of activities including tag and release sport fishing, sails on a traditional dhow to sand banks for lazy days spent enjoying the azure waters or trips into the National park.

This innovative lodge sprung from the need to protect the southern banks of the Wami River. Once home to a multitude of migratory and endemic wildlife species, the area succumbed quickly to the ravishes of poaching, hunting and the bush meat trade. Our shared ambition is to conserve the indigenous flora and encourage the wildlife to flourish once more. We will follow up on this by introducing a programme of replanting indigenous plant species in areas affected by charcoal production and especially in areas close to the river where mangrove has been removed.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 64
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • KiSwahili
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please be advised national park fees are applicable upon entering the park. Currently for non-residents of Tanzania the charges are $20 per adult per 24 hours and $5 for child under 16 years.

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge Rooms

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge Map

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge is 35km from the centre of Bagamoyo , the nearest airport 47.7km (Zanzibar International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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