Zanzibar Saadani Safaris

Saadani Turtle Nesting Tour

The most common of turtles coming to Tanzania and Saadani to nest is the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) the largest of the hard-shelled sea turtles. The Green Turtle gets its name from the colour of its fat.

Turtles in Saadani National Park come to the beaches to lay their eggs. Prefered nesting habitats have an open offshore approach as is given in Saadani and range from large, open beaches to small cove beaches both on mainland and islands. If the time is right, you will have the chance to witness the spectacle of baby turtles making their way to the Indian Ocean.