Tanganyika Coastal Campsite

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Aerial view of the site (added by manager 08 Mar 2024)
Game-viewing safari in saadani national park (added by manager 04 mar 2024)
The safari tent (added by manager 07 mar 2024)
Exterior view of the safari tent (added by manager 07 mar 2024)

  • Peaceful campground 300 meters from the beach in Saadani National Park
  • Pangani two and three quarter hours’ drive; Bagamoyo five hours
  • Wildlife safaris, guided walking tours, and boat trips; restaurant
Safari or beach? Beach or safari? At Tanganyika Coastal Campsite, you don’t have to agonise over that choice, because this glamping oasis is located inside Saadani National Park – which happens to be the only wildlife park in Tanzania that borders the ocean. And indeed, a short walk (about 300 metres) through the fishing village of Saadani takes you to a spectacular sandy beach where sea turtles come to lay their eggs. Thanks to a limited number of accommodations, the site feels peaceful, intimate and rather exclusive. The family safari tents have real beds (with mosquito nets and all the necessary bedding); natural materials and animal print dominate the decor in the living area; and there is a shower corner and electricity, too. Large windows enable you to keep an eye on camp business and passing animals, while drapes ensure that the rising sun doesn’t wake you up at the crack of dawn. Having said that, you might want to set the alarm to wake up early – for there is much to do around here, and the helpful folks at the site will be happy to arrange several activities for you, whether a game-viewing drive inside the national park, a walking safari led by an armed ranger or a boat safari on the Wami river. Among the animals that call Saadani home are hartebeests, warthogs and giraffes – plus the hippos, crocodiles and flamingos that gather in and along the Wami. Buy something for the barbecue from a fisherman in the village, or, if you’d rather delegate cooking duties, try some of the specialities on offer at the on-site restaurant.

Campground type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 10
Rent a tent 3
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No gas barbecues allowed.
  • No electric barbecues allowed.

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Open from Fri, 24 May 2024 to

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Picnic table

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

No pets allowed

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites



Wild camping

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby


Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites


Tanganyika Coastal Campsite

Saadani National Park




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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Pangani (two and three quarter hours’ drive), at the mouth of the river of the same name, was once a bustling Swahili trading centre. These days you can stroll through its peaceful streets, checking out crumbling colonial structures, the old jail and the former German administration building. The museum in Bagamoyo (five hours) displays exhibits from when the town was an important port trading slaves and ivory. Bagamoyo was also the capital of German East Africa, and German sites include the colonial administration headquarters and a graveyard. The remains of explorer David Livingstone were temporarily laid to rest in the Anglican Church before being transported to London. The seafront Kaole Ruins (five hours) include mosques, buildings and tombs dating from between the 1200s and the 1500s. This Swahili settlement south of Bagamoyo was abandoned after the abolition of the slave trade.

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  • Does Tanganyika Coastal Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tanganyika Coastal Campsite dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Tanganyika Coastal Campsite? Pangani (two and three quarter hours’ drive), at the mouth of the river of the same name, was once a bustling Swahili trading centre. These days you can stroll through its peaceful … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tanganyika Coastal Campsite?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Tanganyika Coastal Campsite? From $211.83 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.