Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge, Saadani National Park

You may have to look hard to even see Saadani River Lodge as you approach for the first time. This innovative new lodge is so hidden away it seems to be part of the dense forest that lines the banks of the fecund Wami River. Certainly the wonderful birds and wildlife that visit the river treat the lodge as is it were a natural part of the landscape.

But if you decide to stay at Saadani River Lodge on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Tanzania you’ll discover a level of luxury that belies the tucked-away, back-to-nature appearance of the lodge. Individual suites are reached by wooden walkways and inside they are a revelation; elegant teak floors, exquisite bathrooms, tented beds, walls opening directly onto verandas with fabulous views….

Saadani River Lodge, at a glance

  • Sparkling new safari lodge in a hidden setting on the banks of the Wami River
  • Choice of 17 luxurious suites standing on stilted platforms
  • Superb views over the river and its wildlife
  • Traditional thatched roofs with Mtondoro hardwood, pine and teak flooring
  • Walls opening directly onto private balconies
  • En suite bathrooms overlooking the river
  • Air conditioning and tented beds
  • Wami Suite even has its own infinity pool
  • Deliciously healthy cuisine served on a deck overlooking the river

For leisure and pleasure

  • In-house spa with an extensive menu of beauty treatments, massage and therapies 
  • River safaris to observe the animals that come down to drink
  • Crocodiles and hippos
  • Huge variety of colourful birds living along the riverbanks
  • Close to the wildlife of the renowned Saadani National Park
  • Activities include game drives and river excursions
  • Secluded escape hidden amongst the indigenous trees


  • Ayesha provided superb advice - she is to be commended! We had the most excellent adventure - everything went smoothly, first time in any of our India trips!

    JK, India, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7