Madete, Saadani and River Wami
Madete Turtle Beach
For many years, A Tent With A View has supported the green turtle project at Madete, although it was not always easy to monitor. In recent years, with considerable assistance from Catharine Joynson-Hicks and her ngo Seasense, the project has improved dramatically and the keen young co-ordinator Hamisi is now doing an excellent job. In 2009, a record number of nests have been found and we have had many opportunities to see young turtles hatching from the sand, particularly in July, August and September.
In March 2011 we were delighted and extremely fortunate to witness turtles hatching from eggs laid within our actual lodge grounds, much to the excitement of our guests staying with us at that time
Walking safaris in Saadani offer a unique opportunity to study animal behavior through the comprehensive trails left around the salt flats. These areas that dominate much of the coastal landscape are favoured by many animals as safe, open resting places in the night. Predators will often move into the areas following the game. Come the early morning, a foot safari can reveal interesting stories about which animals slept where and which animals were watching them intently!
Whilst we can combine a full day game drive with boat safari from the Lodge, a boat safari is best combined with a night in our exclusive seasonal camp set on the banks of the Wami River as early morning and late afternoon are the best times to explore the river.
Our 4×4 game drive vehicles are all custom-made for the best game viewing and photography opportunities. We offer full and half day game drives and a full day game drive can be combined with a boat safari on the Wami River.