Beach, bush and river come together in a clash of colourful ecosystems found nowhere else on the eastern coast of Africa. Saadani Safari Lodge is owned by Costa Coucoulis, a passionate nature-lover who has fully-renovated and refurbished an existing property with creative style and sympathy to the natural environment.
The fifteen, tented cottages with their cool grass roofs are strung along the beach. Each has its own veranda and pretty en-suite bathroom. Seafood is a speciality, in particular the feasts of fresh prawns that are brought from the sea to the lodge kitchens daily. Nature-wise, the uniqueness of Saadani Safari Lodge is its proximity to such a mix of different ecosystems. From the delights of the Wami River where a stone's throw from the open sea you can be boating past pods of hippo, the lodge also offers game driving and bush walking to explore the plentiful wildlife in the natural bush. Out at sea, a sand island is a lovely spot for picnics and snorkelling in warm tropical waters.
Each tented cottage is large and airy with wooden frames carrying cool grass roofs. All are fully en-suite (hot and cold running water) and have an unrestricted view onto the ocean with a full-length veranda. Swathes of white fabric adorn the ceilings and king-size beds are skilfully carved in the Zanzibari-style. All double rooms come with an "Al Fresco" double bed on the veranda for ultimate lazing.
Whether your choice is game driving in open 4x4 vehicles, walking in the park, boat safaris on the Wami River, snorkelling off-shore sand islands, swimming off the beach by the lodge or lazing around the swimming pool Saadani can cater for all your needs. The lodge can also arrange walks around the local village where Saadani Safari Lodge has several community projects.