Sanctuary Swala Camp

Set in a very secluded corner of Tarangire National Park, this luxury camp offers an exclusive safari experience in one of Tanzania’s most picturesque reserves. Built to strict eco-standards, Sanctuary Swala Camp’s twelve canvas pavilions epitomise luxury, with huge canopied beds, plush sofas and ensuite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers. Dine in the privacy of your own veranda with a personal attendant to see to your every need.

Alternatively you can mingle with the other guests by the pool looking out over the plain, or enjoy a snack by the lodge waterhole often visited by elephants and big cats. The contemporary central area is built around an ancient baobab, and contains a restaurant, lounge, deck and small library all shaded under thatch and connected by raised timber boardwalks.

Things to do at Sanctuary Swala Camp include morning and evening game drives in Tarangire National Park, nature walks and night safaris. Enjoy sundowner drinks at sunset each day, and maybe spoil yourself with dinner in the bush.


How to get to Sanctuary Swala Camp

A 25-minute scheduled flight from Arusha Airport will take guests to Kuro airstrip, which is approximately 45 minutes by road to Sanctuary Swala Camp. This journey offers spectacular gameviewing en route.

Activities at Sanctuary Swala Camp

  • Game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Night safaris
  • Sundowners and bush dining
  • Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy Project excursions

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Sanctuary Swala Camp Highlights

  • Quite possibly the most beautiful camp in Tarangire National Park
  • Exquisite tented pavilions with personal attendants
  • Set amid picturesque baobab and acacia-studded landscapes
  • A variety of exciting activities in a secluded section of the reserve
  • Sundowners, bush dinners and picnics

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Below are some of our preferred tented camps and safari lodges in the Tarangire National Park region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Sitting at the top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, Lemala Mpingo Ridge offers not just sensational views but outstanding standards of

Little Oliver’s Camp

Little Oliver’s Camp offers an exclusive experience of Tarangire National Park, with only five beautiful tents full of handmade furniture, indoor and outdoor showers and private decks.

Nimali Tarangire

Small and intimate Nimali Tarangire is a hidden gem located in a private concession bordering Tarangire National Park.

Oliver’s Camp

Located in the remote south of Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp offers authentic bush luxury with just 10 well-appointed ensuite tents, each with indoor and outdoor showers and private verandas.

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Set in a very secluded corner of Tarangire National Park, Sanctuary Swala offers twelve canvas pavilions that epitomise luxury and an exclusive safari experience of this picturesque reserve.

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Family-run Tarangire Safari Lodge features spacious ensuite tents and thatched bungalows as well as panoramic vistas of the plains and game by the Tarangire River below.

Tarangire Treetops

Situated just outside Tarangire National Park, this enchanting safari camp features 20 elevated open-fronted guest bedrooms with views across the Tarangire plains.



The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Tanzania experience.

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Tanzania Overview

Why travel to Tanzania? Few places in the world can offer the immense diversity and quantity of game found in Tanzania, nor the ease of viewing it. Tanzania is also the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration and has some of Africa’s most stunning scenery.

When is the best time to view animals in Tanzania? The best time to visit is November to May when the wildebeest herds amass on the Serengeti’s southern plains. Feb/Mar is when the herds are calving. The dry season (Jun to Sep) is the best time to visit Tarangire and the Nyerere.

What is the culture of Tanzania?With some 120 tribes, Tanzania is culturally very diverse, with peoples ranging from the Nilotic Maasai to Hadza bushmen, the Makonde (famous for their wood carvings) and Swahili-speaking coast-dwellers, some descended from Arabs.

What is the climate in Tanzania? Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000 ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between Nov – May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

What can I combine with Tanzania? Kenya. Most visitors arrive via Nairobi in Kenya so it is easy to combine parks in the two countries. Kenya’s famous Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration can be found here in September/October.

How to get to Tanzania? You can fly via Johannesburg in South Africa then north to Nairobi in Kenya. Or fly via the Middle East to Nairobi. We can organise road transfers from there to Arusha, the “safari capital” of northern Tanzania; alternatively, you can fly into Kilimanjaro Airport.

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