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Albany, New York
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This amazing lodge is located right on the Wami River. Each bungalow is very large (can see pictures on TripAdvisor). We stayed in unit 9 on September 20, 21, 23, 2016. All the units are essentially similar in size and design, and are very, very large. There is no A/C, but the ceiling fans made it very comfortable. There is...

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Arendal, Norway
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The conservation-minded owner of the Saadani River Lodge has created a fantastic lodge on the river banks of the Saadani national park, which provides grandios wildlife experience. Your visit to this luxury lodge provide direct support to the national park and benefits also the local communities. A very recommendable place anyone interested in wild nature also need to visit!

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Sequim, Washington
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Despite the swimming pool being out of commission, the Santuary Saadini is one of the best lodges in Tanzania. Exceptional service and accommodations. The cook is exceptional and each meal was a delight. They kept our refrigerator well stocked with cool drinks of our choice. Laundry was done daily, and the river boat rides were wonderful at sunset.

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Lewiston, New York
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

After the intensity of game viewing on the Serengeti, the Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge was a perfect change of pace. It's a Beautiful and peaceful setting on the bank of the Wami River and this lodge should not be overlooked. Whether you are in for bird watching, fishing, wildlife photography, or just a peaceful holiday with great food, excellent service...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and we appreciate your feedback, which will be very useful to other potential guests. We always make sure the staff at the lodge get to see the customer feedback and they will be very pleased to see your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon at one of...

florida
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I was on a Tanzania Safari tour in a small group of 10 people. We started in the standard wildlife viewing areas of Arusha National Park, the Crater, and the Serengeti. Then we flew to Zanzibar for a couple of days and then a short flight to Saadani National Park and the Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge. Truly, the best was...

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

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge. Thank you for the very comprehensive feedback, which we of course have shared with the team. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. You can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking...

maryland
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Only some rooms have AC but there is a ceiling fan that works fine at night....can be hot during day. My husband had to stay back one day due to a fall and he was treated royally by everyone. Great massage too. Outdoor shower lovely and tub incredible if you like soaking (see photo). Huge units with plenty of room,...

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

Dear Guest, 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)...

Caterham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We booked a night here when we were unable to book the required number of nights at River Lodge's sister lodge on the coast, Saadani Safari Lodge, but we were so glad we did! This lodge is every bit as gorgeous, but in a completely different way, and with the same attention to being eco friendly. Another slice of pure...

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

Dear Kerry, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback for your stay at Sanctuary River Lodge and for your kind comments. Our team enjoyed hosting you and would love to welcome you back to one of our properties again. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on...

Arusha
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We have stayed 2 nights at Saadani river lodge and felt like we had been on a holiday for 2 weeks. We felt really spoilt and special. The Tanzanian staff at the lodge is just outstanding, they really made us feel so very welcome. Fantastic food, candlelit dinner around the pool, boat safari on the Wami river, excellent massage at...

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

Dear Annelies, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. 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’....

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We stayed in this little piece of paradise for 3 delightful days. In the midst of game drives and chain hotels, this resort is a rare gem. We climbed down from the small aircraft and were greeted with fresh juice, cold water, and cool towels by our drivers/guides and the manager, Sean. A few minutes rest and into open-top jeeps...

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

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge. Thank you for the very comprehensive feedback, which we of course have shared with the team. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from...

Midlands
Reviewed 6 May 2015

This was our final stop in Tanzania, at the end of 2 weeks in the country. We wanted something a bit different to being on safari and we certainly got it. It's remote, wild, interesting, beautiful. A lovely, well designed lodge, with brilliant large rooms, that monkeys visit. We had some great monkey interaction on our deck, it was wonderful....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor and for all the lovely comments. We're pleased you had a great stay and that we were able to offer you exactly what you wanted. We'll be sure to pass your praise to the rest of the team as they loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Saadani River Lodge is the epitome of 'luxury, naturally' built for rest and relaxation on the southern shore of the Wami River close to the Saadani National Park. The guest tree houses blend into the natural scenery on their stilts with traditional thatched roofs. The main lounge and dining area is housed under a large thatched sala with great views over the river and surrounds. Suites - The 17 stilted suites are built from Pinewood, Mtondoro hardwood and Teak wood and are covered in traditional thatching. With en suite bathrooms overlooking the river and private balconies, our guests are never far away from nature. Four of the suites also feature air-conditioning. Wami suite - For the ultimate secluded escape, River Lodge's Wami Suite is a private villa with its own infinity pool, two bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room and dining room. Hidden within the lush jungle, this villa is perfect for our guests who wish for ultimate relaxation and an intimate environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Saadani River Lodge

Address: Saadani National Park 106276, Tanzania (Formerly Sanctuary)
Region: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Saadani National Park
Price Range: $779 - $1,717 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saadani River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Make sure you take the water safaries”
 of 5 bubbles LClar, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each room is special. I liked our room, number 8. It wasn't that far to the main lodge and we had a river view and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles isellcaptiva, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“ask about distance from lodge and also whether there is AC (eventually will be in all rooms)”
 of 5 bubbles recyclebydeesign, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Each room feels like it is the ONLY room.”
 of 5 bubbles springylight, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for either a very private deck with limited view of the river, or a totally private deck. Your choice. Either way, you will LOVE this lodge!”
 of 5 bubbles JerseyHiker, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
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