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Sanctuary Swala Camp

Luxury Safari Camp, 12 tents
Sanctuary Retreats

Swala is located in Tarangire National Park which is famous for its large herds of elephant and spectacular baobab trees.

A short drive from the safari town of Arusha, Tarangire National Park makes a fabulous introduction to Tanzania's diverse peoples, landscapes and wildlife.

Swala is located in an exceptionally private section of the park offering visitors a luxurious and very exclusive safari experience.

Elephant and other animals come up to the camp to drink at the water hole and leopard is often seen among the massive baobab trees.

Swala has been renovated to the highest eco-friendly standards with an emphasis on maintaining a low carbon footprint.

Accommodation and Facilities: 

Twelve guest tents are shaded by tall acacia trees and all are within sight of the well-frequented waterhole. Each tent has its own butler who will attend to guests’ every need. Furnished with campaign chairs, comfortable sofas, en-suite bathrooms and traditional materials, the tents at Swala are unashamedly luxurious but still close enough to nature to permit an exciting night under canvas.

The main dining area, deck and library are lifted on stilts around an enormous and ancient baobab tree, allowing guests a wide view of the grasslands of Tarangire. Animals come right up to the camp to drink at the water hole, which the deck overlooks, and leopard is also often spotted among the baobabs nearby.


Tarangire is one of the most thrilling and least visited national parks in Tanzania, making it the perfect place for a private safari.

Game drives are conducted in customised safari vehicles with one of their expert guides are the best way to see much of the game.

Huge herds of elephant, greater kudu, and fringe-ear Oryx are all easily spotted. In addition, leopards inhabit the trees. Due to the low volume of traffic in the park, the game is unaccustomed to vehicles and this offers a truly unique experience.

There are also many spots where guests can go for sundowners or have lunch served in the bush and it’s a rare privilege to sit quietly and watch as the animals carry on with their daily routines.

Swala is committed to its environment and responsible travel.

The camp has therefore been renovated to the highest eco-friendly standards and has a particularly low carbon footprint. Swala works closely with the people who live nearby, offering employment and buying materials from local enterprises. They also support a primary school at Gededabo near the camp.

On a visit to the village you can meet the local people and learn about the bee-keeping project and other community projects that provide valuable income to the locals.

Want to stay here?

Call us today on +44 (0)1675 481700 or complete a booking enquiry.