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 agonize 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 meters) 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 campground 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 River Wami. 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 specialties on offer at the on-park restaurant.

Site 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 bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No gas barbecues allowed.
  • No electric barbecues allowed.

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Open from Fri, May 24 2024 to

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Playground Recreation room/arcade TV room Takeout Tennis Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available Car parking by site/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Free wifi Grocery store Ice pack freezing Internet access Laundromat Parent & baby washroom Payphone Pick-up from public transport Picnic table Portable toilet Pub toilets Restrooms Shower available Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed Barbecue provided Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed No dogs allowed No pets allowed

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites


Budget/backpacker Wild camping Wildlife haven


Charging facilities Dump station Electric car charging point(s) Propane/gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transportation nearby


Tiny (1-10 sites)


Disabled facilities

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Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Tanganyika Coastal Campsite

Saadani National Park




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Africa/Dar_es_Salaam +0300 (GMT+03:00)



Route directions

Our campsite is located near the Saadani Village, it's also about 150 meter from the TANAPA Offices inside the park.

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 center. 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 center. These days you can stroll through its peaceful … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tanganyika Coastal Campsite?
    On-park 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 $191.05 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.