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Berwick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We visited Saadani because we had been to the Northern Parks and wanted to visit a place on the ocean in Tanzania. However, we also needed a place where friends from Dar es Salaam could meet us for the weekend. Saadani was the perfect choice. From the greeting and orientation to the bungalows and food, it was the best we... More 

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Turnhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We have spent 5 nights in this fantastic lodge that is located at the sea. It is not easy to give a full list of all the highlights of the stay, but the great staff is definitely our number one item. We will not easily forget Swahili Friday, which was repeated on Saturday because of special circumstances. In Saadani, you... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This is a gorgeous place to stay. Waking up on the beautiful beach from a luxury banda is such a treat. The small gestures make you feel utterly spoiled as a guest and you can feel your shoulders go down as soon as you're handed a cold towel on arrival. Staff are highly welcoming and professional and full of knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We stayed for 6 nights and had a very nice stay due to good food, great beach, beautiful location, exciting game drives etc. There were time to relax, but never a dull moment. We were very well taken care of. The staff were very friendly and serviceminded. The main feature - the infinity pool was broken - how ever this... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of March 2016 having been persuaded by Go2Tanzania representative, Christine, that it would make the perfect ending to our safari. She was so right! Such a wonderful, luxurious yet peaceful and remote setting was the perfect place to absorb our experiences, rest and recuperate. The staff were all... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I visited the Sadaani National Park recently with my husband and friends. The Sanctuary Retreat was amazing. It was a quiet, restful sanctuary amidst the amazing wildlife of Tanzania's youngest wildlife park. I have previously been on many safaris, but this one was truly special in a fully outfitted Land Rover with plush seats. We saw large herds of elephants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Saadani Safari Lodge is a wonderfull place. Good rooms, nice and clean. Food is fantastic. A fantastisk service, from a good well trained staff. Realy a good place in a small National Park, with a lot of wildlife.

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. It would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also... More 

Eastern Norway, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A friend and I visited Saadani Safari Lodge in July 2015. We had a wonderful stay and will definetively consider going back. The Sactuary Lodge had everything they promised, and more. Perfect half day safaris, quiet days at the beach or by the pool, great food, and nice company.

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon but until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Saadani provided a different experience from the other Sanctuary lodges we stayed at. The game viewing was not as abundant (we did see a leopard) but we knew in advance that this would be the case. We used this lodge to wind down after 9 days of game viewing in the crater, Serengeti and Tarangire. The ocean is not paritcularly... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Walking into a little jungle feel forest , the excellent staff of the Saadani River lodge makes you feel welcome from the first hello. Amazing spacious rooms, excellent food, extremely helpful and attending staff. Amazing views on the river .Magical sundowner on the boat with the guides. Great massages . After a four nights stay you never want to leave.... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Annelies, We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor - it's much appreciated! Our team enjoyed hosting you and hope to welcome you back to one of our properties one day. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There are 5 Maridadi Suites at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge. Meaning 'elegant' in Swahili these beautiful suites are appropriately named. Raised on small stilts and surrounded by indigenous floras, the decks provide an excellent viewing platform of the expansive sea. The roofs are covered in traditional thatching and floors are made from striking teak wood. All suites have en-suite bathrooms with a private outdoor shower for those who wish to enjoy a hot shower under a ceiling of stars. Meaning 'secret' in Swahili our Siri Suite is the only one of its kind and offers the ultimate luxury for our guests. With inspiring views of the ocean, Saadani National Park and the sandy beach on the doorstep, this suite is set apart from all others. A private bar and pool provides unparalleled privacy, combined with private dining and sundowners on the small deck. This suite is perfect for honeymooners who wish for an incomparable experience. The lodge features nine colonial styled and intimate Banda Suites strung along the beach and cooled by the soft Ocean breeze. Six of the rooms are feature king beds while the remaining three are twin rooms. All rooms feature swathes of cotton cloth adorning the ceilings, large romantic Zanzibar style nets, locally carved furniture and incredible views over the ocean. A plethora of bird's calls will act as your alarm call to watch the sun majestically rise from the Ocean with a burst of brilliant colour. The classic Banda's have a private Makuti (coconut leaf) shaded deck area directly on the beach complete with locally made sunbeds and mattress - the perfect spot to soak up the surrounding scenery. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

Address: Old Bagamoyo Road | Saadani, Saadani National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Saadani National Park
Price Range: $486 - $898 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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