Found in a quiet corner of Tarangire National Park, Sanctuary Swala Camp looks out upon flat savannah and is hidden from the madding crowds by giant acacia trees. A nearby waterhole draws out large elephant herds as well as lion, to make game viewing easy for guests. Probably the most luxurious camp in the Tarangire, the camp aims to uphold high eco-standards and a low carbon footprint.
The 12 canvas pavilions are beautifully furnished and very exclusive, all of the accommodation looks out upon the nearby waterhole. En-suite bathrooms provide indoor and outdoor showers, with the tent interiors furnished with comfortable sofas and boasting an open plan layout. Dinners and cocktails can be enjoyed on a private veranda, furthering the wilderness experience and adding a touch of romance to a stay.
Guests can relax at the main area and enjoy a variety of camp facilities. Shaded under a giant baobab tree and lifted off the ground by stilts, the main area affords guests wonderful sweeping views of the surrounding area. Under a large thatched roof sits the small library, and lounge area as well as the dining room, while outside views of the waterhole, and the many animals that frequent it can be viewed at leisure from the infinity pool.
Flying time from Arusha is approximately 45 minutes into Kuro airstrip and then a 30 min drive to the camp. It is a leisurely three hour game drive from Tarangire's main gate (2.5 hours from Arusha).
Game drives, walking safaris, bush breakfasts, picnics and dinners, village visits and cycling, and a visit to the camp's beekeeping project in the village of Mwika.
Read what our previous clients thought of Sanctuary Swala Camp
With no luggage, Swala Camp organised for our clothes to be washed and dried, while we had a sleep!
Loved the Swala camp, great people, atmosphere, food and wine. 3 lots of lion and 2 of cheetah, one with 4 cubs. Spectacular numbers of elephants and other game. Good birdlife. Never seem so many banded mongooses! Persuaded our guide to have lunch under a tree (illegal for some reason) rather than…
Incredibly warm, friendly staff who took care of every detail. Accommodations were as great as one could expect for "Glamping"- basically, upscale hotel rooms with canvas walls and zippered doors. Ziegfried (sp?) was a great guide.
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